‘You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.’ Psalm 16:11

There is a beautiful freedom in this painting, with open clear blue skies and a field of dandelions and buttercups. The Lord painted a love letter.

Buttercups are loved. The symbolism associated with buttercups is simplistic child-like faith, cheerfulness and sweetness. They are synonymous with bringing joy. One cannot help but to smile when hearing the word ‘buttercup’. It represents a gentle softness, and said to a female, it is a term of endearment. However, they hold a caution, they are a poisonous plant. For all their acceptance, ingesting them has disastrous consequences. Buttercups represent a warning to be aware of purpose. Danger can be avoided when you are aware of the boundaries to remain within.

Dandelions, on the other hand, are dismissed, neglected or attacked as a pest, and yet they continue to bloom profusely with an in-built ecosystem for survival. During their life span they change from a flower into a seed head and tiny seeds are blown wherever the wind takes them. It is a child’s game to make a wish upon them. The name Dandelion means ‘Lion’s tooth’, symbolically representing courage. In ancient times, they were also gathered as betrothal bouquets, carrying a promise of faithfulness and provision. The dandelion can survive in impossible conditions; they do not give up; they rise above challenges. They are stubborn!

The word on this painting is the Lord is restoring your inner child. He is bringing a sweet calmness into your life. Trust Him. You can lie down in the green pastures and let Him write your story in the sky. Both flowers are known to be invasive, and the positive side of this is your Christlikeness will infiltrate your environment and nothing can stop you. You will spread joy!

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Giclee Reproductions are printed with a 3cm white border.

‘Buttercups’ has been selected from the book 40 Days hath November to be reproduced as Giclee prints. Technically speaking, our prints are not prints at all, not in the common use of the term, but are fine art reproductions of original works. The quality is so high that it is difficult to tell between the reproduction and the original. Giclee Reproductions are premium high-resolution digital images produced on museum quality, Canson 300-320gsm Cotton Rag (fine cotton fibres woven into a paper-like product) printed with archival Canon Lucia EX 12-colour pigment high-performance inks. Canon Lucia EX pigment inks achieve an “under glass” permanence of 95 years for colour images.

Giclee can be confusing, as many may incorrectly assume that all digital printing is equal. Essentially Giclee (pronounced ‘zhee-clay’) is an invented name from the French word ‘le gicleur’ meaning ‘to squirt’. Originally coined in 1991 to distinguish between common digital prints and the highest quality form of art reproductions using wide-format inkjet printing technology. In 30 years, this technology has advanced enormously, giving an even wider distinction between Giclee reproductions and digital prints. However, we still use the word ‘print’ so that we are easily understood.

Fine Art Giclee Reproductions should be framed behind glass, using a matte to separate them from the glass. Consult your local framer for the best way to frame your reproduction and ensure your artwork still looks amazing for 3 – 4 generations.

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