The Intimate Forest

A Celebration of the Beauty of Nature in Oil Paintings by Harlan





30x40 2005 $5000

Giclee prints available

Stargazers are among my all time favorite flowers. They are elegant, beautiful, graceful and smell like heaven! They are one of the few flowers you can purchase in a florist shop these days that has a legitimate scent. Fortunately they also grow very nicely in my own garden. Ultimately I would like to have a massive bed of these gorgeous flower but for now I am content with those that do flourish.

I watched for these three blossoms to be perfectly illuminated. It was worth the wait. So brilliant are they that the background foliage almost completely disappeared so I decided to have some fun with the background areas and hint at stars and galaxies and spider webs that were not there.

spider web with dew