Painting flowers Pieter Wagemans
“Flowers – the creation of nature. They are best what created by it.” – says Belgian artist Pieter Wagemans. Pieter Wagemans was born August 11, 1948 in the town of Merckx, not far from Antwerp. Since childhood, Peter had the ability to spontaneously express himself through artistic gift, which was probably inherited from his father. From an early age, it became clear that he would improve his gift further. In recent years, Peter develops highly specialized skills in drawing floral still life compositions as an option. Detailed drawing of flowers requires a lot of self-discipline, as the very period of time is a major challenge for the artist. Flowers are always changing. To capture the moment, Peter neglects under-painting and paints each flower in turn, ‘a la prima’ performing picturesque work in one session, until the painting is complete. Sometimes for a single flower the artist may need the whole day, another time – only a few hours, and the whole floral arrangement can be painted for several weeks.