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Glad Summer

by Carol Thompson

Paintings Watermedia Art Gallery


Art: Glad Summer by Artist Carol Thompson

"The trees are in full leaf, the air is warm, and a tall elegant gladiola spear rises gracefully against the greens, browns, and blues of a 'glad summer' day."

Artist comment:  "I grew many flowers in my Olympia, Washington garden, but one of my very favorites was this peach colored gladiola.  After making a preliminary sketch on Arches 140# watercolor paper, I washed in a non-obective background of sky, tree, and soil colors.  Next I painted the gladiola leaves.  The best part was to articulate the blossoms in pink and yellow, from fading blooms to 'ready-to-open' buds.  The small white stamens were scratched in after the watercolor dried."

This image is available as a limited edition giclee print on paper and canvas from an original painting by Carol Thompson. Edition length is 3600 authorized, signed, limited edition prints (3500 numbered and 100 artist proofs). Please visit my website for prices and availability of the original painting.


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