Friday, April 13, 2012

Desert Rain God


The Spring "Arts and Flowers" exhibit at the Phoenix Art Museum opened yesterday afternoon and I took the afternoon off work to check out the flower arrangements.  This is one of my favorites.  The floral artist didn't mimic the painting but did arrange a complimentary bouquet.  Of course, it didn't hurt that this is one of my favorite paintings.  It's titled "Desert Rain God" by Louisa McElwain.

The arrangement would be perfect for almost any occasion.

18 comments:

Kate said...

I can see why it is your favorite! The arrangement complements the painting perfectly. I cannot wait 'til the MIA has their show. I took many photos last year and intend to do the same again this April. Hope you post some more of yours.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

The flowers also form a restful contrast to the energy and vigour of the painting. Great work.

Lowell said...

The painting is gorgeous as is the arrangement. I'll bet you had a fun afternoon!

Mo said...

Beautiful flowers

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I have not seen this exhibit. Shame on me. My office is across the street.

Randy said...

I love that painting.

Gunn said...

So pretty, both the flowers and the art.
Enjoy your weekend!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

i love it when you cover this event and share photos

Jarart said...

I like that painting too and I think the flower arrangement is perfect for it.

Teresa said...

Oh wow! I love that painting...flowers do mimic the painting well.

Magpie said...

The painting is wonderful...so much of the power that we see in our monsoon storms.

RedPat said...

I remember your pics from last year. Looking forward to more!

Regina K said...

I love that painting along with several others. I remember this show from last year and look forward to more photos.

cieldequimper said...

The flowers are gorgeous and I really like that painting. It looks like a tornado!

JM said...

Beautiful interpretation of the painting!

Thérèse said...

Such a nice way to come closer and spend some time admiring the painting and the flower arrangement.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love the idea of painting plus flowers, what a great idea. Definitely an impressive painting Sharon.

Irina said...

Great art posts here. The rain God is amazing.