Frida Kahlo said that she painted flowers so that they would never die. I think of that every time I paint a flower. That it is immortal, and that each flower is so special. Each one of my flower paintings are very special and personal to me. I painted this one while listening to Yiruma - A River Flows Through You. Now every time I look at this painting, I hear that beautiful song. The sides are painted black and hanging hardware has been added, so this painting is ready to hang as is, or frame.

- Pandalana Williams

Gardenia Flower

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

11" h x 14" w x .75" d
0 lbs. 14 oz.



Pandalana Williams
Kernersville, North Carolina

Getting to Know Pandalana

Before approaching the canvas, Pandalana Williams uses her vivid imagination to picture her subject in her mind's eye. While envisioning what she wants to paint, she imagines herself seeing it from all angles or playing it in her head like a movie. She especially enjoys painting from life, either from a still life she sets up or from plein air painting. It is not just an object to me, or just a place, but something that has created an emotion, she explains. When she paints, she enjoys listening to chamber or classical music. Normally, she spends about four hours a day in the studio but also enjoys taking walks in the woods with binoculars in tow.