On a sweltering, sticky August evening I discovered an incredibly beautiful patch of native wildflowers intentionally seeded at Scott Conservancy Kane Woods. I forgot about sweaty hands and the pulse of the sun directly in my face because it was also touching each and every flower on that hillside, filling leaves and petals with brilliance. I photographed my fill.
Most of the photos I took that evening I love as photos, using all the lenses and filters in my little bag, but I knew I also wanted to paint a few, to capture that light, the randomness of the echinacea, wandering fleabane and distant wingstem fading off into the haze of the sun, thriving happily in the rock-hard soil. Read below about the photos too.
Below is a second crop of this painting. I may like the more intimate feel of the smaller image with more cropped off the top. Still deciding.
PURCHASE THE ORIGINAL OR A PRINT
Evening Wildflowers, Pastel, 10 x 14, 2018. The original is not framed yet but will be. Digital, giclee and canvas prints as well as greeting cards are available.
This was my painting from Day 18. I’m getting into this painting challenge a little late after preparing for and participating in the cat show earlier this month, but better late than never. I rarely have the chance to paint every day, only about half the days, so I decided ahead of time to jump in when I could. See other paintings in this and other painting challenges on the page Creative Challenges.
See more paintings in Leslie Saeta’s 30 Paintings in 30 Days Painting Challenge, September 2017.
SEE THE PHOTOS
I took these photos in 2009 and created a Flash slideshow of them because it was the best technology I had at the time, but it’s still available on my daily photo photo site Today, and you can see it here as a pop-up slideshow too.
SHIPPING AND CHARGES
Shipping within the US is included in the cost of each print.
Prints up to 16″ x 20″ are shipped flat in a rigid envelope. Larger prints are shipped rolled in a mailing tube unless otherwise requested; flat shipping is an extra cost because it’s oversized.
The giclees are printed on acid-free hot press art paper for a smooth matte finish using archival inks. Giclee is the highest quality print available because the technique uses a dozen or more ink ports to capture all the nuances of the original painting, including details of the texture, far more sensitive than any other printing medium. Sometimes my giclees look so much like my originals that even I have a difficult time telling them apart when they are in frames.
I don’t keep giclee prints in stock for most of my works. Usually I have giclees printed as they are ordered unless I have an exhibit where I’ll be selling a particular print so there is a wait of up to two weeks before receipt of your print to allow for time to print and ship.
Digital prints are made on acid-free matte-finish natural white 100# cover using archival digital inks. While digital prints are not the quality of a giclee in capturing every nuance and detail of color, texture and shading, I am still very pleased with the outcome and usually only I as the artist, could tell where detail and color were not as sharp as the original. Digital prints are only available up to 11″ x 17″ and some of the prints are cropped to fit standard mat and frame sizes.
Because the standard size canvas prints are not proportional to the original painting, canvas prints of this painting will have a portion cropped off.
I usually have at least one of the smaller sizes of canvases on hand, but order larger ones as they are ordered because I have limited storage space. Smaller canvases are a 3/4″ in depth, Canvases 12 x 16 and larger are 1-1/2″ in depth. I set them up so the image runs from edge to edge, then the sides are black or white or sometimes I slip in a color that coordinates with the painting.
I do all my own framing and can custom frame a print for you. Please ask.
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