Wildflowers and more in Oil

Proven to create an immediate and long-term positive impact on attitude, conduct and retention, flowers have established a unique niche in the human experience. The role of flowers to enrich human experience can be found worldwide cultures throughout history.  Whether they are used for religious, romantic or decoration purposes, the allure of blossoms have rooted their way into our daily lives and our psyche.  

 

As an artist, the inspiration from this natural splendor creates a reason for meditative reflection and a search for the expressive peace found within both the process and subject. I choose the flowers I paint by being moved through their sense of unique character with the idea that the flower no longer serves its innate purpose of beauty but becomes personified with rich character and silent story telling. So I ask you, the viewer to welcome the mood, behavior and memory enhancing effects of the floral form and find your own story with these delightfully visualized Kansas wildflower paintings.

 


It Is What Binds Us by Michelle Leivan Oil ~ 12 x 16
Star Spangled Serenity by Michelle Leivan Oil ~ 12 x 9
The Bee's Visit to Milkweed by Michelle Leivan Oil ~ 12 x 9
Sweet William's Girl by Michelle Leivan Oil ~ 12 x 9
Primrose Life by Michelle Leivan Oil ~ 12 x 9
Mystique and Madness by Michelle Leivan Oil ~ 12 x 9
In Among the Crowd by Michelle Leivan Oil ~ 12 x 9
My Lucky Day by Michelle Leivan Oil ~ 12 x 9
Bees Knees on Echinacea II by Michelle Leivan Oil ~ 9 x 12
Nectar Collector on Echinacea by Michelle Leivan Oil ~ 20 x 16
Clique of Susans by Michelle Leivan Oil ~ 9 x 12
Pollination Anticipation by Michelle Leivan Oil ~ 20 x 16
Sun Worshipers by Michelle Leivan Oil ~ 16 x 20
End of the Season - Sunflower by Michelle Leivan Oil ~ 16 x 20
Enduring Echinacea by Michelle Leivan Oil ~ 12 x 9