Flowers of Solitude

Flowers of Solitude XVPainted during quarantine in the spring of 2020, these paintings of flowers with natural light and neutral backgrounds were a new experiment for Maud Taber-Thomas. Forced to turn to the objects she had on hand, Maud was drawn to the beauty and simplicity of flowers in glass containers. She approached these paintings as color studies, each one a new examination of the refraction of light through glass and the play of light over grays and whites. The simplicity of the subject matter combined with the forced isolation of quarantine, has made painting these works a meditative experience for Maud, and she hopes you will find peace and solace from looking at them.

Because this series sprang directly from the circumstances of the Covid-19 outbreak, Maud plans to use the sale of these paintings as a way to help with relief efforts. Maud will donate 15 percent of all proceeds to Feeding America, an organization that helps provide food to children and adults during this critical time.

To purchase an artwork, please email M.taber.thomas@gmail.com.

While painting this series, Maud drew her inspiration from the insights of American painter Charles Hawthorne (1872-1930), recorded in the book Hawthorne on Painting. Here are some of her favorite passages:

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Flowers of Solitude LXXIX, Oil on Panel, 8 x 10″, 2021, SOLD
Flowers of Solitude LXXVIII, Oil on Panel, 8 x 10″, 2021, $375
Flowers of Solitude LXXVII, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 16″, 2021, SOLD
Flowers of Solitude LXXVI, Oil on Panel, 11 x 14″, 2021, $450
Flowers of Solitude LXXV, Oil on Panel, 11 x 14″, 2021, SOLD
Flowers of Solitude LXXIV, Oil on Panel, 11 x 14″, 2021, $450
Flowers of Solitude LXXIII, Oil on Panel, 12 x 16″, 2021, SOLD
Flowers of Solitude LXXII, Oil on Panel, 11 x 14″, 2021, $450
Flowers of Solitude LXXI, Oil on Panel, 11 x 14″, 2021, $450
Flowers of Solitude LXX, Oil on Panel, 11 x 14″, 2021, $450
Flowers of Solitude LXIX, Oil on Panel, 12 x 16”, 2021, $450
Flowers of Solitude LXVIII, Oil on Panel, 12 x 16”, 2021, $450
Flowers of Solitude LXVII, Oil on Panel, 11 x 14″, 2021, $450
Flowers of Solitude LXVI, Oil on Panel, 11 x 14″, 2021, $450
Flowers of Solitude LXV, Oil on Panel, 11 x 14″, 2021, $450
Flowers of Solitude LXIV, Oil on Panel, 11 x 14″, 2021, SOLD
Flowers of Solitude LXIII, Oil on Panel, 12 x 16”, 2021, $450
Flowers of Solitude LXII, Oil on Panel, 11 x 14″, 2021, $450
Flowers of Solitude LXI, Oil on Panel, 5 x 7″, 2021, $325
Flowers of Solitude LX, Oil on Panel, 8 x 10″, 2021, $375
Flowers of Solitude LIX, Oil on Panel, 8 x 10″, 2021, $375
Flowers of Solitude LVIII, Oil on Panel, 8 x 10″, 2021, $375
Flowers of Solitude LVII, Oil on Panel, 8 x 10″, 2021, $375
Flowers of Solitude LVI, Oil on Panel, 8 x 10″, 2021, $375
Flowers of Solitude LV, Oil on Panel, 11 x 14″, 2021, SOLD

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Flowers of Solitude LI, Oil on Canvas, 18 x 24″, 2020, SOLD
Flowers of Solitude LII, Oil on Canvas, 18 x 24″, 2020, $750
Flowers of Solitude LIII, Oil on Panel, 8 x 10″, 2020, $375
Flowers of Solitude LIV, Oil on Panel, 8 x 10″, 2020, SOLD

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Flowers of Solitude XXXIII, Oil on Panel, 12 x 16″, 2020, SOLD
Flowers of Solitude XXXIV, Oil on Panel, 12 x 16″, 2020, $450
Flowers of Solitude XXXV, Oil on Panel, 12 x 16″, 2020, $450
Flowers of Solitude XXXVI, Oil on Panel, 5 x 7″, 2020, $325
Flowers of Solitude XXXVII, Oil on Panel, 5 x 7″, 2020, $325
Flowers of Solitude XXXVIII, Oil on Panel, 12 x 16″, 2020, SOLD
Flowers of Solitude XXXIX, Oil on Panel, 11 x 14″, 2020, $450
Flowers of Solitude XL, Oil on Panel, 5 x 7″, 2020, $325
Flowers of Solitude XLI, Oil on Panel, 5 x 7″, 2020, $325
Flowers of Solitude XLII, Oil on Panel, 12 x 16″, 2020, SOLD
Flowers of Solitude XLIII, Oil on Panel, 11 x 14″, 2020, SOLD
Flowers of Solitude XLIV, Oil on Panel, 12 x 16″, 2020, SOLD
Flowers of Solitude XLV, Oil on Panel, 12 x 16″, 2020, SOLD
Flowers of Solitude XLVI, Oil on Panel, 12 x 16″, 2020, SOLD
Flowers of Solitude XLVII, Oil on Panel, 8 x 10″, 2020, SOLD
Flowers of Solitude XLVIII, Oil on Panel, 8 x 10″, 2020, SOLD
Flowers of Solitude XLIX, Oil on Panel, 12 x 16″, 2020, SOLD
Flowers of Solitude L, Oil on Panel, 12 x 16″, 2020, SOLD
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Flowers of Solitude I

Flowers of Solitude I, Oil on Panel, 11 x 14″, 2020, SOLD

Flowers of Solitude II

Flowers of Solitude II, Oil on Panel, 11 x 14″, 2020, SOLD

Flowers of Solitude III

Flowers of Solitude III, Oil on Panel, 11 x 14″, 2020, NFS

Flowers of Solitude IV

Flowers of Solitude IV, Oil on Panel, 12 x 16″, 2020, SOLD

Flowers of Solitude V

Flowers of Solitude V, Oil on Panel, 10 x 8″, 2020, $375

Flowers of Solitude VI

Flowers of Solitude VI, Oil on Panel, 8 x 10″, 2020, SOLD

Flowers of Solitude VII

Flowers of Solitude VII, Oil on Panel, 11 x 14″, 2020, SOLD

Flowers of Solitude VIII

Flowers of Solitude VIII, Oil on Panel, 8 x 10″, 2020, SOLD

Flowers of Solitude IX

Flowers of Solitude IX, Oil on Panel, 8 x 10″, 2020, $375

Flowers of Solitude X

Flowers of Solitude X, Oil on Panel, 9 x 12″, 2020, SOLD

Flowers of Solitude XI

Flowers of Solitude XI, Oil on Panel, 11 x 14″, 2020, SOLD

Flowers of Solitude XII

Flowers of Solitude XII, Oil on Panel, 9 x 12″, 2020, $375

Flowers of Solitude XIII

Flowers of Solitude XIII, Oil on Panel, 5 x 7″, 2020, $325

Flowers of Solitude XIV

Flowers of Solitude XIV, Oil on Panel, 11 x 14″, 2020, SOLD

Flowers of Solitude XV

Flowers of Solitude XV, Oil on Panel, 11 x 14″, 2020, SOLD

Flowers of Solitude XVI

Flowers of Solitude XVI, Oil on Panel, 12 x 16″, 2020, $450

Flowers of Solitude XVII

Flowers of Solitude XVII, Oil on Canvas, 18 x 24″, 2020, SOLD

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