Wednesday, June 17, 2009

New Queen Anne's Lace Painting

'Summer Heat' 8x10 pastel
You know the kind of hot summer day when it is so steamy you can even see the heat rise? The kind of day when you welcome even the tiniest breeze and long to be somewhere near the water to put your feet in for some cool relief? That's the kind of day it is today here in Georgia. The Queene Anne's Lace is blooming in force around here so I was inspired to paint this today. It is 8x10 on Uart pastel paper. I did a value underpainting/turpenoid wash using orange pastels and got new use some of my new Sennelier darks I got at IAPS.

7 comments:

Donna T said...

You are the queen of Queen Anne's Lace, Karen! I love the warmth radiating up from the background.

Delilah said...

Queen Anns lace, such a nice summer pastel work.

Cynthia said...

sooo true....you are the Queen !!!!
This orange background...wonderful!

Karen said...

Thank you Donna, I'm glad you feel the warmth. I was trying for that!

Karen said...

Thanks Delilah, they are my favorite flower to paint!

Karen said...

Thanks Cynthia. I am into orange lately!

Dana Marie said...

I saw this on todays Daily Painters list of works and I had to check out your blog. Absolutely beautiful piece!

~ Dana Marie