Saturday, January 17, 2009


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.


Archie and Melissa said...

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

Leslie Rubio 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.


Unknown 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.

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.