Saturday, June 28, 2014

206 - Lighthouse Custom Order

I recently finished this lighthouse for a family friend.  It was inspired from a picture by pressed flower artist, Jacki Harrington.  Botanicals included hydrangea, birch bark, banana skin, delphinium, white poplar, red leaves and miscellaneous greens. I hope you like it!

Pressing & Sorting

This is a busy time of year for pressed flower artists as we harvest new blossoms from the garden.  Here are a few of the flowers which I have been pressing.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Pressed Flower Class -- June 21st

Learn how to create a Victorian lady or a fairy from pressed flowers and other botanicals.  All materials will be provided.  No prior experience is required.  For more information, see the following:

Sunday, June 8, 2014

#200 - Lighthouse

I have wanted to create a pressed flower lighthouse for some time, but I struggled with finding enough flower petals for the sky and water.  This was resolved when I decided to use corn husks instead of petals.  It was challenging to find suitable dyes which penetrated the husks in realistic colors.  I hope you like the end result.

Additional botanicals include miscellaneous tree bark, banana skin, coreopsis, grass, maiden hair fern, beehive, penta and miscellaneous ferns and leaves. 

Framed, the lighthouse is 16" x 20" in size and is protected with a layer of 99% UV acrylic.   It has also been vacuum sealed.

This original was sold at the Keuka Art Festival in Penn Yan.  Prints (11" x 14") and 6" x 6" trivets are available.