Flowers are an ephemeral burst of life, colour and beauty. I love painting them, somehow it’s my vain effort to capture their delicate majesty for a little longer. Weeks ago, when I had planned to publish this painting along with this verse during my surgery recovery I had no idea that I was going to lose a dear friend to a long battle against cancer. She shaped my Christian life in ways that she probably never knew. For me, she’s gone too soon. For God, who has a time for everything, she was made beautiful in her time and fulfilled her purpose here gracefully and faithfully. Her legacy remains and I will always remember her as one of the most beautiful and exuberant flowers I’ve ever seen.
P.S.: Thank you for your prayers and messages of support! I’ve been recovering well and I can’t wait to get painting again.
Have a wonderful week.