Original watercolour painting, valued at $450. Framed size 17"h x 16"w. Image size 9"h x 8"w. Museum quality framed with double archival mats, acid free backing, UV protective glass, and a contemporary dark brown wood frame.
Artist’s comments: "I took some photos of fresh produce displayed in late afternoon sunshine at a farm market one Thanksgiving. They inspired a series of paintings that examine how light and shadow show form and texture in these treasures from the vegetable patch. This painting depicts sunlight on a cluster of green gourds. It has been in my personal collection until now."
Whether she and her husband are exploring by RV, motorcycle, snowmobile, kayak, or on foot, professional artist Karen Richardson captures memories with her camera and uses these images as reference for watercolour paintings. Her art captures realistic moments, to encourage viewers to pause and reflect on the astonishing but fragile beauty of our world.
Her favourite subjects include dramatic scenery, and nature studies of flowers and rocks. During the last three decades, over 600 of her paintings have found their way into private and corporate art collections in 19 countries. Her motto is: “Making the world a happier place… One painting at a time.”
Karen is author of Watercolour Toolbox: Essentials for Painting Success, an award-winning art instruction book, and has been teaching watercolour workshops since 2006. Her home and studio overlook peaceful farmland in Lindsay.
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