Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Apothecary's Window

The Apothecary's Window
Copyright 2016 Hirschten
This is an unusual painting that was inspired by the frame!  I found it at an antique shop in Chicago.  The lovely curved wooden frame held a black piece of wood.  I cleaned it up, reapplied a coat of black paint and added the image of wildflowers from my garden.  I named it "The Apothecary's Window" because the black background reminds me of some of the early herbal paintings.  I imagine this on the wall of a medieval doctor.

1 comment:

  1. The exquisite bended wooden casing held a dark bit of wood. I tidied it up, reapplied a layer of dark paint and included the picture of wildflowers from my garden. I named it "The Apothecary's Window" on the grounds that the dark foundation helps me to remember a portion of the early natural canvases.


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