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"Fours are self-aware, sensitive, and reserved. They are emotionally honest, creative, and personal, but can also be moody and self-conscious. Withholding themselves from others due to feeling vulnerable and defective, they can also feel disdainful and exempt from ordinary ways of living. They typically have problems with meloncholy, self-indulgence, and self-pity. At their best: inspired and highly creative, they are able to renew themselves and transform their experiences." -The Enneagram Institute 




I chose the deep indigo and purples as the main colors for this piece to highlight the depth of emotion and sensation that 4s experience. The pinks and brighter blues around the center illustrate their willingness to deal with contrasting emotions, as do the flower meanings (Tiger Lily for "Passion/Desire" and Magnolias for "Grief/Pain"). 


The hand is held up to the brow to show their constant seeking for identity and true authenticity, and the flowers under the hand are Rue, meaning "Clear Vision". 


The flowers at the center are Bittersweet and Chrysanthemum, which both mean "Truth", as 4s deepest desire is to find significance and create meaning and identity for themselves. 


The other flowers in the painting are as follows:

Calla Lily - "Beauty"

Heather - "Beauty, Solitude"

Lupine - "Imagination"

Magnolia - "Love of Nature"

Mauve Carnation - "Dreams of Fantasy"

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 Individualist - Type 4

  • 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.

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