Sunday, November 11, 2012

Palette Knife Art, "A Thistle Day" by Carol Schiff, 8x10" Oil ,SOLD

Who said weeds are not pretty???  I found these thistles on top of Grandfather Mountain outside of Boone, NC last month.

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Their delicate color and beautiful form was all it took for me to know I had to paint them.  However, it was 50ish, 30 MPH winds and in a very inconvenient spot, so no painting took place at that time.

Fortunately, I had my trusty traveling companion, my camera, hung around my neck and was able to capture this image.

I think that one of the most wonderful things about being an artist is that it has given me the ability to see beauty in unexpected places.   I am so thankful for that gift.

5 comments: said...

I love thistles and you captured their beauty in this lovely painting.
Your photo looks like a painting too do you have a special way of doing that?

Lorraine Shirkus said...

Just gorgeous, Carol! I love the way you painted them—they look so full of life!

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Beautiful soft colors ... soft touch. Lovely painted composition.

hmuxo said...

OMGoodness!!! I really love this one!

Darlene Twitchell said...

You certainly do make those weeds look lovely!