Summer Bouquet

12.00"W x 12.00"H x 0.8"D

$200 (Shipping Included)

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Karen Forsyth


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: flowers, still life, nature-inspired, nature, arrangement, floral, lily, calla, life, still, summer, vase, sunflowers, blooming, acrylic

Media: acrylic, medium on hardwood panel

Size: 12"W x 12"H x 0.75"D

Year Created: 2015

Ready to Hang

This is an acrylic on board, painting of summer flowers: Calla Lilies, Sunflowers and a Stargazer type Lilies, in a textured green vase. I have used a medium to create visual texture. I love flowers and became totally inspired by this vase when I was house sitting this summer for my sister. I couldn't get the vase away from her so I painted it and now I'll always have it.
I prepare my boards to be of archival quality and the sides and back are painted black and the back is wired and ready to hang without a frame.

I am inspired by the beauty that I find in nature. As the flowers bloom I begin to fill my days with capturing their beauty through my camera lens. I then use my photos as inspiration for my acrylic and digital paintings. I am finding that I prefer to play with creating a sense of abstract whimsy in my art more than I prefer trying to create reality. I love the feel of paint on my brushes and then exploring the blending of the colors together.
Over the past 18 years that I have dedicated myself to pursuing a career in art I have tried many different mediums and continue to play with many. Currently, besides photography, I am painting in acrylics, but as I am always pushing myself to have fun and try new things I plan to spend more time with watercolor in an illustrative manner. I like being able to be free to wander to different mediums as I consider myself a lifelong learner.
Please visit karenforsyth.com to find links to my photography and see more of what inspires my art.

Karen is a nature photographer and digital painter based in Southern Oregon on the West Coast of the United States. Having a knowledge of gardening and a love of flowers she seeks to photograph and paint color and beauty in the form of flowers, bugs, birds and other amazing objects found in nature around the Pacific Northwest.

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