Sweet Wild Briar, crooked tendrils and twisted branches. Soft pink petals and fragrant flowers. A contrast of thorn and silk. A reflection of self. I lay by the Sweet Wild Briar, I inhale the sweet perfume. I draw blood on the thorns. The sky is a haze of summer heat and the dandelions fresh yellow polka dots. I idle my day by the Sweet Wild Briar.
Inspired by the beauty of nature and a wild patch of sweet rose briar I wanted to convey the duality of the beautiful flowers. The spindly branches and broken leaves. The delicate flowers and the sharp thorns. Created using an expressionist technique of free flowing paint then built up in layers to define the floral landscape, Sweet Wild Briar is a beautiful painting which represents the sweet chaotic grace of wildflowers and human nature. Sweet Wild Briar.