Saturday, May 22, 2010

Oil Painting "Plumbago In Stemware" by Artist NORA KASTEN / Naples, FL

"Plumbago In Stemware"
© NORA KASTEN, 2010
Oil painting on linen  (7 x 5 inches"

"This is a total knife painting and was done late yesterday afternoon after returning home from taking Karl to the doctor's office for his routine blood work.   In fact, Karl's words are what spurred me on to paint when he asked me earlier in the day if I'd forgotten how to paint.

I've only seen Plumbago growing in Florida and it's actually a bush.  We have several in the front landscaping of our home and it's easy to bring in a small bouquet.  In years past I've painted small plumbago bouquets and represented them as violets in teapots or even teacups.  Isn't it great how we can make all the changes in the world if we like."

6 comments:

Elizabeth Chapman said...

I LOVE your usage of color. This painting is beautiful!..your blog is so inspiring!! Keep painting!

Nora Kasten said...

Thanks, Elizabeth . . .. and you must know how much I enjoy seeing EVERYTHING you create.
Nora

Susan Roux said...

So glad Karl knew the magic words...

Love the color explosion! Those greens in your goblet are simply amazing...

Judy Mackey said...

I love this!! Beautiful knife work and love the colors.

Nora Kasten said...

Susan & Judy,
Thank you for visiting and your kind words. It really means a lot to me.
Nora

Roxanne Steed said...

Hi Nora! I really love the knife work here (and the colors!!). Karl's words made me smile! He's a good motivator!! :-D