Queen Anne’s Lace — The Story of This Painting

A weed? or a flower? Frequently, it’s the same plant, just in a different place. Queen Anne’s Lace, original oil painting by Steve Henderson, sold. Licensed open edition prints at Great Big Canvas, iCanvasART, Framed Canvas Art.

The story of the painting, Queen Anne’s Lace, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve:

Queen Anne’s Lace is essentially a wild carrot, and is so named because the tiny white flowers on the broad white head are lacy, ethereal, and graceful. A young woman, standing within a field of wild, exuberant growth, meditates in the warm sunrise of a cool morning.

“It’s a weed,” people announce, “a wild plant that takes over the field.”

So many offerings of the meadows and fields are put down as weeds — dandelions, bachelors’s buttons, lupine — if it’s in the “wrong” place (our garden or lawn) and not invited there, it’s a weed.

But in the “right” place — along a hillside, in a draw, carpeting a series of rolling hills, these weeds are native plants, providing color and ground coverage to a landscape that has to have something on it, unless we want to pave everything.

Sometimes, as humans, we feel like weeds — under appreciated for who and what we are, constantly put down for being too loud, or too quiet; too thoughtful, or not thoughtful enough. Recently someone told us,

“I wish people would appreciate me for who I actually am, instead of trying to make me into someone else.”

She is Queen Anne’s Lace in a formal garden. Whether or not life keeps her in that formal garden or invites her to return to the meadow where she is accepted for belonging there, it’s important to realize that the Master Gardener made all flowers, and all flowers have a purpose and a beauty.

Queen Anne’s Lace, the original oil painting, won Best of Show at the National Western Art Association 2014 Exhibition. The original painting is sold.

Licensed, open edition prints of Queen Anne’s Lace are available at Framed Canvas ArtiCanvasART, and Great Big Canvas.

View the full portfolio of licensed, open edition prints of Steve’s works at his Open Edition Prints section on the Steve Henderson Fine Art website.

When it comes to the art of language, the right word in the wrong place can make a difference as well. Solve these pesky little problems with Grammar Despair by Carolyn Henderson. Available at Amazon.com as a paperback, digital book, and free Prime member download.

Please contact Carolyn@SteveHendersonFineArt to inquire about any of Steve’s original oil paintings or licensed open edition prints.

Read more about Steve and his work at Start Your Week with Steve:.

Check out Steve’s artwork at Steve Henderson Fine ArtOriginal paintings — licensed open edition prints — Santa and Holiday. Steve’s licensed work is available at Great Big CanvasiCanvasARTAmazon.comLight in the Box, and Framed Canvas Art.

If you are a manufacturer who would like to use Steve’s artwork on your products, please contact his agents, Matt Appelman (matt.appelman@artlicensing.com). You can see Steve’s Art Licensing page here.

Check out, also, Steve and Carolyn’s products at Amazon.com:

Live Happily on Less: 52 Ways to Renovate Your Life and Lifestyle (paperback and digital book)

Grammar Despair: Quick, simple solutions to problems like, “Do I say Him and Me or He and I?” (paperback and digital book)

Step by Step Watercolor Success (digital DVD workshop designed for beginning to intermediate watercolor students and artists)

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About This Woman Writes

Carolyn Henderson is the marketing manager of Steve Henderson Fine Art. In addition to her This Woman Writes blog, Carolyn writes a regular art column for FineArtNews, an online newsletter for artists and art collectors.
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