"Centaurea" by Carol Thompson


"A happy, bright blue spray greets you when a 'centaurea' blooms.  Looking very much like an artists brush dipped in rich color, this hardy plant will reward you all spring and into summer with a profusion of flowers."

Artist comment:  "Centaurea is a 'cousin' of the always popular 'bachelors button'.  I found these fringed blue beauties a wonderful subject.  With watercolor on hot-pressed Arches 140# paper, I detailed the delicate petals against a dark impressionistic background.  The composition is a classic triangle of three flowers and three major greens for balance.  Although the painting is diminutive (7" X 5") it makes a powerful statement of nature's versatility."


Original Watercolor Painting

"Centaurea" is a watercolor painting on 140# Arches watercolor Paper

Private Collection -- Olympia, Washington

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Archival Limited Edition Giclée Prints

FA8-7-US 7" X 5" image size - $24 USD + S & H* UltraSmooth Paper** Order Here

"Centaurea" is a limited edition, giclée print from an original watercolor painting by Carol Thompson. The edition includes 3600 authorized, signed, limited edition prints (3500 numbered and 100 artist proofs). Release date is September 2002. Image size and substrates vary. All prints are signed and numbered by the artist and include a certificate of authenticity.   Paper prints are shrink wrapped on foam board.   Canvas prints are coated with a protective spray.

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Color of images may vary slightly from the actual artwork due to variations in monitors, so if color is a critical factor, you can order a small sample to verify color accuracy. 

*Please allow up to 2 weeks preparation time for your artwork to be shipped.  Transit time will vary depending on your location.

Some print images may be artistically cropped or extended to accommodate the size and/or shape of the artwork.

Note: Prices do not include framing and/or matting.

WARNING: Copyrighted material. All rights reserved. Artwork may not be duplicated in any way without the expressed written consent of the artist. Any reproduction for any purpose is a violation of United States copyright laws.

©2012 Carol Thompson