Friday, June 15, 2012

Queen Anne's Lace

"Queen Anne's Lace"
5 x 7
Oil on Hardboard

The Queen Anne's Lace is just starting to bloom here in Illinois.  I am always befuddled as to why some people call this beautiful flower a weed.  I love the intricate patterns.

For my artists friends:

I continue to hesitate to paint landscapes, but when I read John Pototschnik's blog post ( please see his June 3, 2012 post ) I thought,  "That is exactly how I paint my still life paintings!"  Start with a toned canvas,  draw the basic shapes, paint with thin paint, finish with thick paint.

 I absolutely L-O-V-E John's paintings.  You should check them out.


Here is how this painting might look framed.

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  1. These are great paintings Karla! Queen Anne's lace was one of my favorite flowers as a child. I remember wondering about the name, and had all kinds of fairy tales made up in my head about the queen and her lace. I would always look for the little purple thing in the center of each flower. I'm curious... What do you mean by thin and thick paint? Is that the 'fat over lean' philosophy? or the opposite?

  2. Thanks Katherine! Yes, that is exactly what I mean. Thinner paint first, especially in the shadows and then thicker (fat) to finish.

  3. I love the way you captured the QAL.
    Great handling of paint and values.


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