Karen LeGault ~Fine Art Blog

March 24, 2010

March 23 garden mural progress at the “Flat of Medici”

Filed under: Commissions,Floral/Botanical — by Karen LeGault @ 03:42

The Garden is growing, several new horsetail ferns, some jack-in-the-pulpit, large ferns and moss filling in….  I am working on how to add some trees or suggestions of trees, without having to go all the way up to the ceiling, which would add to the cost. A trip to the Botanical Garden soon will help to give me some ideas. Much of the art of it is in suggesting changes of plane and mass so that it all seems to fall together and have a kind of earth logic of its own. There are multiple perspectives and places for the eye to move in and around the painting. The eye should be able to feel many textures and changes of temperature. It doesn’t make sense to have all these shade loving plants and no trees, so off onto the tree puzzle.

Regarding the allusion to the “Flat of Medici”, my benefactors and I were joking around about how I would refer to them in this blog, since they prefer to remain un-named.  One suggestion was – “21st century ‘flat of medici’, patron to famous artists” (or artists yet to become famous)

I will be taking a several day break from the mural. I teach all day on Wednesdays and will be getting ready for the Belmont show, which is over the coming weekend, March 26, 27 and 28. The Belmont show will be at Carlmont shopping Center near Alameda de las Puelgas, down the peninsula. I will be showing and selling both framed and unframed paintings, prints and greeting cards.



  1. Hi Karen,
    This is such different work for you and they are so fortunate to have someone with your talents, skills, and passion. Sending you lots of energy to accomplish all that you are doing.
    Love Sherry

    Comment by Sher Davis — March 24, 2010 @ 04:45 |Reply

    • Hey Sherry,

      Thanks so much for your support!
      I have been doing parts of this kind of work over the last nine years, but in watercolor and ink on rice paper, only occasionally in acrylic. Working on a wall is very different too.
      It seems like everything I have been doing has led to this quite nicely.


      Comment by Karen LeGault — March 24, 2010 @ 05:30 |Reply

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