Thursday, March 17, 2011

Floral Painting of a Japanese Iris, Blue Wings Too, by Canadian Painter Kim Blair

Blue Wings Too
12x36 inches, oil on gallery profile canvas

I was complaining about the snow today... but then I remembered the tragic event in Japan, and realized that the amount of snow we have to deal with is nothing.  I cannot imagine the hardships the Japanese people are experiencing since the 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that devastated their country on March 11...
my heart goes out to them. 
When this larger Japanese Iris painting sells, I will donate $80.00 of the proceeds to 'The Red Cross' for their relief fund for Japan. 

When I painted the smaller version of this Iris, and posted it on March 7, I was doing some research and studying Haiku poetry, and tried my hand at writing a few very simple Haiku poems for some of my paintings.  This Japanese Iris reminded me of a dragon fly, and so I composed a simple Haiku poem when I painted the smaller one, and am posting the poem today.  I wrote this before the tragedy in Japan, but now my words sound like they are describing the earth, rather than wings...

Here is the Haiku poem that I wrote for this painting:

Twisting and bending
blue wings spread
riding a summer breeze

12x36 oil on gallery profile canvas


Dewberry Fine Art said...

Your work just inspires and love the haiku.

Ruth Andre said...

Kim, the painting is very nice and a lovely size. The Haiku poem is so meaningful. Amazing.

Kelley Sanford said...

Love the format of this piece, Kim. I bet it is stunning in person.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Beautiful iris, gorgeous blues. And I really like your Haiku.

Karen Bruson said...

Nice format. Our snow is almost gone!!