"Hollyhocks" by Carol Thompson

"The deep maroon 'hollyhocks' that grow in my garden create an elegant backdrop for the dainty and more frivolous flowers. Upon occasion they seem to appear almost black.  Who wouldn't welcome these tall beauties to their yard?

Artist comment:  "Did your grandmother have hollyhocks in her garden?  Your mother?  Do you have hollyhocks gracing your yard, with tall glamorous spires reaching toward the billowy summer clouds?  Do you have traditional colors; pink, yellow, red?  Did you know that now hollyhocks come in duo-tones, even black?  I planted hollyhocks in my garden as soon as I could claim a place for them.  They greet visitors at the edge of the street.  They are abuzz with bees.  Butterflies dance with careless abandon in and out of the myriad of blooms.  Entranced by the deep rich color of this recent hybrid, I researched and painted the hollyhocks.  As usual, I chose Arches 180#  hot-pressed watercolor paper.  I carefully drew the composition, then began the background with a soft yellow wash.  Each blossom was meticulously washed with layer after layer of color to capture the essence of the dark maroon flowers.


Original Watercolor Painting

"Hollyhocks" is a 16 3/4" X 11" original watercolor painting on Arches 140 lb. hot press paper.

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Limited Edition Giclée Print
FG2-8US 8" X 5" image size - $24 USD + S & H UltraSmooth Paper** Order Here
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"Hollyhocks" is a limited edition, giclée print from an original pastel painting by Carol Thompson.  The edition includes 3600 authorized, signed, limited edition prints (3500 numbered and 100 artist proofs).  Release date is January 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 and/or note card 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.

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