SPARHAWK oils – Flowers

Wild Iris, River Bank

White Iris, River Bank

This is a smattering of my floral oil paintings. I’ll be adding more. Some are sold, some available. If you’d like more information leave a comment, or email me: bdsparhawk@yahoo.com. I always respond.

Flower Vase, Full

       Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Birth of the Garden

Dragonfly

Red Tulip, Lalique Bottle

Hibiscus in the Rain

Mighty Magnolia

Lady Bugs Grazing


The Mahalia Poppy

Lady Bug Moon Dancer

Big Sur Kitchen, Rabbit Vase, Poppies, Lupine

Wild Iris Riverbank

Apple Pie Ridge Poppies

Calla Lilies and Leaf

Flower Storm with Dragonflies

Inside the Garden

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VINCENT OF DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN

 

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Sparhawk oil portrait of Van Gogh, c. 1999

 

“ONE THING I KNOW:  WITHIN A FEW YEARS I MUST BRING A CERTAIN WORK TO COMPLETION….I AM CONCERNED WITH THE WORLD ONLY INSOFAR AS I HAVE, AS IT WERE, A CERTAIN DEBT AND DUTY, BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN ROAMING ABOUT IN IT FOR THIRTY YEARS, AND ALSO BECAUSE I WANT, OUT OF GRATITUDE, TO LEAVE BEHIND A SORT OF REMEMBRANCE IN THE FORM OF DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS–NOT MADE IN ORDER TO PROMOTE THIS OR THAT TREND, BUT ON ACCOUNT OF THEM HAVING IN THEM SOMETHING THAT EXPRESSES A SINCERE HUMAN SENTIMENT. THAT IS THE GOAL OF MY WORK…”

Vincent Van Gogh’s letter to Theo Van Gogh, 1883, from the Hague, on his third year of having begun to be an artist.

I’ve been years writing my autobiography. In it Vincent Van Gogh comes to visit me this one anguished young painter’s night in Brooklyn. I ‘m in my early 20’s, in the clutch of death by brush, not knowing enough to translate my visions to canvas and I have conjured him up. He stays and advises and the most marvelous grand adventures happen in the following year. During which my own story unfolds. My book begins when I am packing up and leaving Yosemite, remembering back decades to that midnight I first saw him.

Constant warfare my whole life.  Like an old soldier now done with war. What were the whirling years, to whom did they  belong.  Not a stranger, no not a stranger.     An earlier me.”

to be continued…………

 

 

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