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Margaret Powell Art

Magnolias in a Glass Jar

Magnolias in a Glass Jar

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Oil on stretched canvas

In the captivating month of April 2021, I found myself meandering down a local street, affectionately known for its picturesque display of magnolia trees. The scene that greeted my eyes was nothing short of breathtaking. The trees, adorned with their resplendent blossoms, formed a canopy of delicate petals, their soft hues painting the street in a symphony of pastel colours.

As I strolled along, marveling at the enchanting sight, I noticed a small branch being carried away by a gentle breeze. Determined to preserve the transient beauty of the moment, I hurried home with the branch in hand, hoping that the fragile petals would not succumb to the journey. To my relief, they remained intact, and I lovingly placed the branch in a vase filled with water, offering it a temporary sanctuary.

The magnolia, with its stunning blossoms, has long been a symbol of beauty and purity. As I admired the flowers in their new setting, I couldn't help but be captivated by their graceful elegance. The petals, with their velvety texture and subtle gradient of colours, seemed to embody the very essence of nature's artistry. The delicate fragrance that filled the room only added to the allure, evoking a sense of serenity and tranquility.

With each passing day, I found myself increasingly enchanted by the magnolias' ethereal beauty. They served as a constant reminder of the fleeting nature of life's most precious moments and the importance of embracing the present. Inspired by the magnolias, I decided to immortalise them on canvas, capturing their essence through delicate brushstrokes and a palette of soft, soothing colours.

The resulting painting is more than just a visual representation of the magnolias that graced my home. It is a testament to the power of nature to inspire and uplift, a celebration of the ephemeral beauty that exists all around us, and a reminder to cherish the simple joys that life has to offer, from the sight of a magnolia-lined street to the fragrance of its blossoms gently wafting through the air.


Oil on stretched canvas

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