David and Susan wanted
ferns, lupines and roses in the painting at the top of their
This couple was married on July 7,
2007, and wanted 7/7/7 in their design. Their birthdays were
the same date: March 12, or 3/12. There are 3 and 4 iris blooms
on each side, 3+4=7 and 3x4=12. There are 7 mature dandelion
blooms. So we have 7 iris and 7 iris and 7 dandelions also the
3 and 12 for the birthdays. I also painted 1978, the year both
were born, in green in the background, but it got lost in the
leaves of the flowers. You might be able to see it if you stare
at it long enough.
The detail of the irises and
dandelions. Oh, yes, they wanted the bee and the butterfly too.
This is the "Garden" style as the flowers appear as
though they are growing in a garden. The calligraphy is the Palomares