Daily Archives: February 25, 2014

Two for Tuesday: Lace Botanicals . . .

Lace_Botanical_copyright_2014_michaela_harlow_michaelaharlow.comLace Botanical I, 2014 – Michaela Harlow – 20″ x 17″, pastel on paper (24″ x 19″)

After the recent ice storm, I discovered more botanical remnants trapped in icy pools, along the garden walkway. Bits of Queen Anne’s Lace and Rodgersia —perhaps caught up and swirled about in winter wind— remind me of fine-woven, tea-stained Venetian lace, stitched to grey-green silk.

 I worked on these multilayered pieces Sunday through today …They took a bit longer than I’d anticipated — hundreds of tiny dots and details— but I’m pleased with the results.

Lace_Botanical_II_2014_pastel_on_paper_copyright_michaelaharlow.com Lace Botanical II, 2014 – Michaela Harlow –  20″ x 17″, pastel on paper (24″ x 19″)

Below is an image of the piece in process (those are broken pastels sitting atop the paper).

Lace_Botanical_II_copyright_2014_michaela_harlow_michaelaharlow.com Lace Botanical II, 2014 (in progress, detail) – Michaela Harlow – 20″ x 17″, pastel on paper (24″ x 19″)

Posted in Seeing, Studio, Two for Tuesday, Winter Paintings, Work on Paper