Skip to content

Flowers on La Rambla, Barcelona

I once read an article about the types of workplaces that make people happy – customers because they look forward to interacting with it, and employees because the customers look forward to being there. Places like bakeries, spas, and… flower shops.

If you follow my art, you can tell that flower shops would be at the top of my list! On my travels, I seemed to find and photograph a large number of flower shops and outdoor flower markets. When I had a regular paying job, I’d reward a hard week of work with a visit to a flower shop for some sensory uplifting and eventually some seasonal cut flowers. That’s not a regular indulgence now that I’m a self-employed artist, but the upside is that I can paint these shops and their plants instead.

My latest flower shop inspiration comes from a recent trip to Barcelona. We walked along the famous pedestrian street, La Rambla, on a summer Sunday afternoon. Have you walked it? There are so many treats and challenges for your senses – the incredible architecture on either side, the gorgeous plane trees lining the avenue, the street performers every few feet, and the variety of shops. When I saw this particular flower shop and the scenery around it, I stopped in my tracks – “this is going to be a painting someday” I said to myself and out came the camera. After the photography, I spent time at the shop taking in the beautiful plants. For those few short moments, all the noise of La Rambla faded away, and it was just me and the flowers. When the gentleman asked if I needed any help (perhaps I had lingered too long?), the spell was broken. I muttered “No, gracias” and stepped back into the craziness of a Sunday afternoon on La Rambla.

In this new painting, “Flowers on La Rambla, Barcelona”, I captured what the photo captured – all the activity of La Rambla, that assault of your senses and wanting to take everything in. But if you take your eye back to the flower shop after all your exploration, hopefully you’ll feel that sense of lightness, of calm and delight. Ahhhh…

Flowers on La Rambla, Barcelona – 7″ x 5″ ink and watercolour

 

In 16″ 16″ square mat

 

(Acquisition details on my Shop page)

2 replies »

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Follow Art We Wonderful by Marion Younan on WordPress.com

Email Me for Art Info!

Follow Me On Instagram

My Etsy Shop

Logo

Upcoming Shows

%d bloggers like this: