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LOBELIA ERINUS

June 24, 2016

 

I love Lobelia.  It just makes me happy.  It emerges every year in the spring on it's own after a long, wet, dreary winter; greeting us with fresh tender sprouts that emass into blooms of bright blue.  What's not to like?    I've been carrying around a wish to do a botanical type painting of lobelia for about a month now and I am excited to offer it on my Etsy site in the frameable size of 4X6 inches!  

 

Most of all, I'm excited about the process I've discovered of reproducing my original paintings into Giclee form and onto the very same Arches, high grade watercolor paper I used to paint the original painting.  The edges have been hand deckled, by me.

 

Arches is a professional grade paper created with the art of watercolor painting in mind. Their paper is perfect for watercolors because it doesn’t absorb water very quickly. We can blend colors without worrying about it drying too quickly. The cold-pressed paper, meaning not hot-pressed, is the most versatile and popular texture.  It has a semi-rough surface.

 

 

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