"the flower as symbol of beauty and strength." 

The paintings are a mixture of my love of wild flowers, and my love of painting.

The image of the "long tall flowers" with a simple horizon line has stayed with me for a very long time and it continually morphs. It's meaning is of value to me, "the flower as symbol of beauty and strength."
At this time, I enjoy painting them as if they are there to divide space. The background for me is really important and by simplifying it with a simple horizon line into basically flat shapes I can play with color combinations and allow it to be as much a focus as the symbol of the flower.
So the background comes forward visually while your mind keeps pushing it back because of the overlapping of the flowers.
The ground also is painted to show traces of trails or footprints. The movement symbolizes “time" built up.

Joan K. Russell flower paintings acrylic on canvas
A hint of heaven
2016
acrylic on canvas
24" x 24"
Joan K. Russell flower paintings Acrylic and rice paper on canvas
After the Fall
Acrylic and rice paper on canvas
24" x 26"
Joan K. Russell flower paintings

Joan K. Russell flower paintings
Flowers
Joan K. Russell flower paintings
Katubah
Joan K. Russell flower paintings Acrylic on canvas
The song of love
2017
Acrylic on canvas
30" x 30"
Joan K. Russell flower paintings Acrylic on canvas
The universe showed me
2017
Acrylic on canvas
54" x 60"
Joan K. Russell flower paintings acrylic on canvas 30"x 30"
Hello Bluebell
2018
acrylic on canvas 30"x 30"
Joan K. Russell flower paintings Acrylic on canvas
Cornflake Girl
2017
Acrylic on canvas
40" x48"
Joan K. Russell flower paintings acrylic on canvas 2
The flowers need to be flowers
2018
acrylic on canvas 2
24" x 36"
Joan K. Russell flower paintings acrylic on canvas
In the fields of mystery
2018
acrylic on canvas
24"x 36"
Joan K. Russell flower paintings acrylic on canvas
The winds wandering among the flowers
2018
acrylic on canvas
24" x 36"
Joan K. Russell flower paintings acrylic on canvas
In the company of companions
2018
acrylic on canvas
30" x 30"
Joan K. Russell flower paintings acrylic on canvas
Summer Swoon
2018
acrylic on canvas
30"x30"
Joan K. Russell flower paintings Acrylic on ccanvs
Spring in the San Juans
2019
Acrylic on ccanvs
30" x 30"
Joan K. Russell flower paintings acrylic
In a simple world
2018
acrylic
30" x 30"
Joan K. Russell flower paintings acrylic on canvas
It could mean something, it could mean everything
2018
acrylic on canvas
24" x 24"
Joan K. Russell flower paintings acrylic on canvas
Stay awhile
2016
acrylic on canvas
30" x 30"
Joan K. Russell flower paintings Encaustic
Blue fields, red flowers
2017
Encaustic
30 " x 30"
Joan K. Russell flower paintings mixed media , rice paper, pastel, acrylic on canvas
The multiple sympathies
2017
mixed media , rice paper, pastel, acrylic on canvas
24" x 36"
Joan K. Russell flower paintings mixed media, rice paper, acrylic and pastel on canvas
At the edge of the land
2014
mixed media, rice paper, acrylic and pastel on canvas
54" x 60"
Joan K. Russell flower paintings acrylic on canvas
At dusk
2016
acrylic on canvas
24" x 36"
Joan K. Russell flower paintings mixed media, rice paper, pastel, and acrylic,
The energies of the world
2017
mixed media, rice paper, pastel, and acrylic,
12"x12"
Joan K. Russell flower paintings acrylic on canvas
Blue dreams of our life
2016
acrylic on canvas
24" x 30"
Joan K. Russell flower paintings

Joan K. Russell flower paintings