I love using floriography (or the Language of Flowers) to bring out meanings in my work, and this painting was really geared to work well with the Victorian Meanings of Flowers, as Type 2s are all about love.
"Twos are empathetic, sincere, and warm-hearted. ... They are well meaning and driven to be close to others, but can slip into doing things for others in order to be needed. They typically have problems with possessiveness and with acknowledging their own needs. At their best: unselfish and altruistic, they have unconditional love for others." - The Enneagram Institute
I chose a calm, happy blue for the 2s, with a glowing pink heart made of Jonquil, which mean "Love Me"
The hands are catching and holding petals of the Allspice flower, which means "Comfort".
I chose a rose for the head, as 2s are very focused on loving and being loved, and roses are typically accepted as the 'love flower'.
The petals at the very bottom towards the back are wilting, because of the 2s penchant for not noticing their own needs as they focus on others.
The other flowers within the body are:
Mezereon - "Desire To Please"
Aster - "love"
Ambrosia- "Your Love Is Reciprocated"
Pear blossoms- "Comfort"
This painting is a 24x36" original watercolor on stretched cotton canvas, sealed with a matte varnish for protection. It ships unframed, but wired and ready to hang.
Included with the painting will be a small card that indicates each flower and its meaning, as well as a certificate of authenticity.
The Helper - Type 2
Each painting is sealed with a matte spray varnish for protection against humidity and sunlight; however, for best preservation I recommend hanging out of direct sunlight, and away from anywhere water might be sprayed or splashed (ie kitchen, bathroom, etc).
Paintings will be carefully packaged and shipped through UPS.