{“Lavender Hydrangea” – original acrylic by Erica Eriksdotter}

You may recognize this painting from here, here and here. It first made its appearance when I was painting it while at the Sugarloaf Craft Festival in Gaithersburg. Did you see me paint it live? 

The second time you may have seen it was at the Arts in the Park. It was already finished and was hanging in the booth. For those who recognize it even further – yes, it’s a more softer version of “Sea of Hydrangeas.”

The “Lavender Hydrangea” is an original painting done on 1,5 inch gallery wrapped canvas, my favorite. It’s 12×16 inches. Yes, you could put it in a floating frame (or whatever frame you chose) but it’s definitely not necessary as all sides are painted to highlight the flowers. The painting is sealed with a matte varnish so it’s protected against dust, moisture, scratches and the weather. I wouldn’t recommend throwing a glass of water on it but technically it should be able to withstand it.

{fine art prints}

This morning, I’ve been trying to match the painting with a fine art prints and though you may not catch the subtle differences in these – they are all failed attempts! After 7 tries and a few hours in Photoshop and Lightroom, I’m done (see top right for final version)! Matted 8×10 fine art prints will be available this weekend at the fine arts festival in Silver Spring.

Happy Friday Eve!