Karen LeGault ~Fine Art Blog

March 21, 2012

Newest Print Release “Red Lotus”

Filed under: Floral/Botanical,Prints — by Karen LeGault @ 02:23

“Red Lotus” pen and ink and watercolor on paper
26 x 40
by Karen LeGault ©2003
fine art giclee print, signed and numbered, 26 x 40

26 x 40 giclee print, limited edition, signed and numbered

Recently a visitor at my studio was taken by this 26 x 40″ watercolor painting and was interested in purchasing it. I explained that it is in my personal collection, to be used as source material for other paintings, and not for sale.

Back in 2001 to 2007 I had the amazing experience of frequenting a Lotus Garden in Northern California, spending whole days there whenever I could, perched on the banks of the small bonds where the flowers are cultivated, with the buzz of dragonflies in the air, busy about the flowers, in the often sweltering summer heat. I was protected by the shade of some nearby willows and pines, drawing and painting, breathing in the fragrant air of the tall (and short) voluptuous flowers and their huge umbrella shaped leaves. The flowers open and turn to follow the sun during the course of the day. The petals of a flower I am looking at may have completely fallen off by the end of the afternoon. I loved the “eep” sound of the small frogs as they would leap into the water from their leaf perches when I walked by them and the sight of them sleeping in the muddy water.

The Lotus Garden is no longer open to the public, closed since 2009. I have at least 20 paintings from my times there. My visitor, Val, undeterred asked me if I had considered making a print from this painting, which was the one she liked the best. Yes, I had considered it, but now, it seemed, the time was right.

I am offering these stunning prints full size, 26 x 40″. The color is beautiful, a very close match, an excellent job by my print maker. They are printed on an acid free watercolor paper with long lasting archival printing inks, signed and numbered.

I will have this print on view at my art festival venues this year, or you can contact me about seeing it sooner. Please stop by and take a look.


November 9, 2011

New Print Recently Published

Filed under: Prints,Still Lifes — by Karen LeGault @ 03:53

22 x 30″ Available as a full size Giclee Print

“Still Life with Persimmons, Figs and Tomatillos” This is a picture of a recently published print now available. Its full size, 22 x 30″ makes an impressive statement in a kitchen or eating area, where people gather. The overall effect is warm, with oranges, yellows and pinks underlined by the rich complementary  cobalt blues and blacks and unified by the stripes of the tableclothh. There is a touch of whimsy in the lively composition with the presence of the cheese grater reflecting the persimmon plate. The partial view of a landscape behind the table gives further dimension along with my reflection and the room behind me   distorted in the surface of the silver teapot.

August 13, 2010

New Print “Foxglove” Being Launched

Filed under: Floral/Botanical,Prints — by Karen LeGault @ 05:41

This is an image of my newest Fine Art Giclee Print release.  The image has been a favorite at shows for a while, so I decided to put it into print.

I painted it a few years back when I was growing very tall Digitalis in my garden, back when I had a good sunny spot. I literally dug it up out of the ground and posed it on a stool near my worktable. The willowy curve going up is so “Tai Chi”!  Its really elegant. It reminds me of energy going up the spine, similar to Kundalini energy, Notice that none of the flowers is facing the same direction. I think you can really feel the full flowering.

As a print it is available from 30″ up to a full 52″, (that is the size of the original). It is printed on archival watercolor paper and meets the highest industry standards for Giclee prints.

It looks great in vertical gaps between openings.

Let me know what you think. Write to me for pricing.

Thanks for taking a look.

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