Thistle 5 in. x 7 in. Oil On Panel - Bid on or buy this painting.
The subject is a thistle in a clear glass decanter. Every week I try to do one painting that is a stretch from the norm. Today was the day for this week. As far as plants and flowers go the thistle doesn't get a whole lot of respect, get one in your yard and out comes the Round-up or shovel. But honestly if you really look at them they are interesting plants, and bees absolutely love them. This one came from a patch of thistles in a field down the road. I brought it home and wasn't sure how I was going to paint it, and I ended up putting it in this cognac decanter. I think that the contrast of this rough, thorny flower in the thin, fragile decanter is really neat. By the time I finished I really loved the painting. Kind of reminds me of Braveheart if you remember the thistle scenes. I hope that you enjoy it.
I'm Steve Boggs, I am an artist from Tennessee. I have been painting for over 30 years, working predominately in oils and painting the things that I see around me everyday. Hopefully you will enjoy viewing my work. And of course please feel free to add comments, or select the link on any painting if you are interested in bidding on or buying. You are also welcome to contact me about purchasing or commissioning a painting.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Daily Painting - Still Life- Thistle
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