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 Art, iCanvasART, 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.
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 Art. Original paintings — licensed open edition prints — Santa and Holiday. Steve’s licensed work is available at Great Big Canvas, iCanvasART, Amazon.com, Light 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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)