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Posted by on Mar 17, 2020

Hibiscus Joy

Hibiscus Joy

When it’s the middle of March and there is still plenty of snow on the ground, and the world is changing every day with the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, I sought solace and peace in painting this beautiful hot pink flower…

Lesson from a hibiscus: Live with Joy

12′ x 12″ Acrylic Painting Cost: $175

Advice from a Hibiscus

Live with joy, bring beauty into the world, create a colourful life, open to love, and be dazzling!

In troubled times it truly is an asset to be creative, or to have a hobby. As each day brought more serious, shocking and sometimes sad news of the progress of the coronavirus, I turned to my easel for an outlet and a diversion for my emotions and anxiety.

I had also been painting a lot of winter scenes lately. When you live in northern Ontario, winter consumes at least 6 months out of the year. You are surrounded by beauty and also the harshness of the endless cold and snowy days. So painting winter is to be expected and requires a lot of blue paint! The idea of painting a pink flower was really exciting. And I just happened to have this lovely photo of this stunning hibiscus flower from a hibiscus bush that bloomed non-stop all summer long!

I hope it brings others as much joy as it did for me.