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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Latest Queen Anne's Lace Painting


'Field of Lace'       8x10           pastel
I was interesting in trying to paint my usual subject of wildflowers on the new textured surfaces I made. This was painted on watercolor paper that I covered with a pumice/gesso mix. It gave a very rough texture that made painting the flowers interesting. After I put down my first layer, I spread acrylic matte medium with a palette knife which acted like a fixative. I think I could have sprayed it and gotten even more layers of pastel down. Click on the painting if you'd like to get a better look at the texture.

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2 comments:

Diana Moses Botkin said...

This is lovely, especially the energetic brush strokes and Impressionistic manner in which you painted this piece.

Karen said...

Thank you very much Diana. I ppreciate your comments!