Saturday, January 17, 2009

Tapestry

Tapestry
11X14
Oil on Linen Board


Inspiration for Tapestry
Hydrangeas from Pike Street Market
Seattle, Washington


Tapestry is my newest work, and was inspired by the blue hydrangeas I photographed in Seattle at Pike Street Market. My goal with this painting was to throw out convention and have a little bit of fun. I've discovered that linen boards do not drink the paint like cotton duck canvas does, and so the brush marks remain fat and give the work a little extra dimension. I love expressive brushwork and the texture it brings.

5 comments:

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh my goodness nancy!
i love it!
the linen board looks like fun!
what a beautiful painting!
xo
melissa

Leslie said...

Hi Nancy-I came over through Bindu and I love your work. Flowers are my favorite. I enjoyed looking through your paintings and love what you do.

Leslie

Nancy and the fatties said...

Hi Melissa and Emmy - *waving paws* I love my new puggy ornament. I'm keeping it here in the studio with me.

Hi Leslie - LOVE your work! so colorful and fun. Your Tippy Cat is a doll.
xxooo

bindu said...

I like the blend of the shades of blue/lilac in your painting, just like we see on a single hydrangea bush. They are such pretty flowers!

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Hi Nancy

So the hydranges are painted? Geeze- too gorgeous- they look real.
I can almost hear the paino play music.
love
tweedles

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