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Art of the Day: Friday March 23, 2018

Flying Crown

- by Carol Thompson

This week's theme: Regal or Otherwise

noun, often attributive | \ ˈkrau̇n \

  1. wreath, band, or circular ornament for the head
  2. something resembling a wreath or crown

Art: Flying Crown by Artist Carol Thompson

"A large colorful 'bol', also known as a 'flying crown', dances from sand to sky on a cool spring day."

Artist comment:  "I have seen quite a few of these types of 'kites' at recent kite festivals.  They are known as bols or crowns.  This one is the largest ever!  Amazingly, it does not take a lot of wind to lift it into the air (although it is meant to roll along the ground).  I did this one with pastel on Canson Mi-Teintes textured paper.  I sketched it;  then beginning with the sky, I painted the background; next the figure;  Saving the colorful kite for last.  I began with the 'inside', then painted the quilt pieces from left to right.  Finally I added the lines that disappear off the right hand side of the painting."


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