SALE large abstract floral painting original mixed media green botanical on sale, oversized
24" by 36" acrylic, pastel drawing and collage on gallery cradled wood panel with 1.5 inch edge painted a neutral darker green. As always, I have a protective varnish to insure this artwork is around without fading. Wired and ready to hang without a frame.
I'm pretty obsessed with the form of the curly leaved hybrid chrysanthemum which is what the main image is based on. The drawn blue image on the graph paper is a plant called "Blessed Thistle" and was commonly used during the Middle Ages to treat the bubonic plague and as a tonic for monks. I got this image from one of my favorite copyright free resource books called "Handbook of Plant and Floral Ornament from Early Herbals."
In this painting I used thick and thin paint and layers of collage and drawing to create a sense of space that has some breathing room to it. It has a lot to draw you in and discover anew with each time you look at it but there is a harmony and peacefulness to the color scheme.