An Invocation, 12x12" OIL ON PANEL
An Invocation, 12x12" OIL ON PANEL
An Invocation, 12x12" OIL ON PANEL
An Invocation, 12x12" OIL ON PANEL
An Invocation, 12x12" OIL ON PANEL

An Invocation, 12x12" OIL ON PANEL

Soft, sculptural Magnolia grandiflora petals unfold to embrace the coming spring in this gilded mini, inspired by my recent visit to the worlds oldest botanic garden, Orto Botanico di Padova in Italy.  

Since they evolved 95 million years ago, magnolias have sung the arrival of spring, opening their flowers adorning the world with their delicate beauty for just a few weeks before making way for woodland trees to open their buds. Like hellebores, bluebells, and trilliums, they are spring ephemerals, a symbol of renewal and the magic in vulnerability.

This original oil painting on wood panel measures 12 x 12" with a 2.25" edge and is gilded with metal leaf. It is a sister to Sun, Arise!, pictured here and also available.

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Paintings featuring the ancient magnolia, a harbinger of spring since before the buzz of bees.



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I assure you that the artwork looks even better in person! Web-sized photos just can't do justice to the beauty of each brush stroke.

Photos on this website are as true-to-colour as possible, but every phone screen or laptop displays colours slightly differently. Minor variations may exist between what your screen displays and the colour of the original artwork.

Of all the devices I have tested, recent model iPhone screens seem to show the most accurate colours!

This artwork has been protected with artist-grade varnish that contains a UV stabilizer. All the same, please keep the artwork out of direct sunlight as that can fade paints over time.

To ensure longevity, please try not to handle the artwork with bare hands (cotton gloves work great!), or clean and dry your hands thoroughly before handling.

All the paintings in the Golden Hour collection were created using high-quality oil paints and metal leaf on deep wood panels.


All original paintings

Botanical and animal paintings that evoke the rich warmth and energy of golden hour.


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