"Nasturtiums" by Carol Thompson


"Nasturtiums nod their pretty orange and yellow heads alongside a garden fence."

Artist comment:  "These were the first flowers planted in my new home in Olympia, Washington.  I lovingly dug a spot on the sunny side of the tall fence and carefully pushed each wrinkly white seed into the soft soil.  Careful watering and considerable patience were soon rewarded with round lobed leaves.  Soon bright flowers appeared and pushed their little faces toward the sun.  When the moment was right, I snapped their portraits and not long after that I got out my watercolor paints, a small sheet of Arches 140# paper, sketched them, and proceeded with a greenish/brown background.  Leaving the flowers white, I did all the leaves.  Finally I painted the flowers.  With the end of the brush handle, I 'scored' lines for the veins of leaf and blossom.  The pigment settled in those grooves and made them darker.  I finished by picking out the white centers with a razor blade."


Original Watercolor Painting

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

Private Collection -- Burien, Washington 

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"Nasturtiums" 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 November 2011.   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 three inch tall 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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©2012 Carol Thompson