By Katja Kromann

A white lotus flower - acrylic and oil paint on canvas

A white lotus flower - acrylic and oil paint on canvas
First a shout out to my pal Gretchen! Last week she showed off their gorgeous, new, hand made, kitchen table. I love how it turned out. I am sharing it with you because Gretchen was inspired by my barnwood color staining idea, which she made into her own and achieved such a lovely hue of gray on her own table. I love it when someone gets inspired by anything I do and I love it even more when they show the results!

boxy colonial farmhouse table
Isn't that table just beautiful! Full instructions at Boxy Colonial
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Here is a lotus flower I painted last year. I gave it to my mom for her birthday under the condition that she does not gift it to someone else. I am incredibly protective of my drawings. I'm by no means a picasso, but for some reason, I get super attached to my drawings and paintings and I just can't bear to give them away, so I had to make sure that it "stays in the family" ha :)

I started by finding a photo I really liked.

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Picture found here

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I took the picture with me to art class and first made a sketch with pencil.

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Then I painted highlights and shadows with acrylic paint.

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Quite contrasty.

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Then I added a glaze of oil paint in different colors over top.

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We brought the painting with us last year when we went to Denmark around my mom's birthday. B and I made her a traditional Danish layered cake for her birthday. My mom loves elephants (but the trunk has to be UP), so here B is making a center piece chocolate elephant for the cake.

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We also made some chocolate flowers to go on the edge of the cake. And we had also brought with us some Happy Birthday candles as well.

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The trunk melted a little in the heat of the candles - aw. I love this photo.

Earlier in the morning my mom had unwrapped her picture and we hung it in their dining room.

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I used an IKEA Ribba frame to mount the canvas. I removed the glass and glued the thin canvas directly onto the matte with hot glue.

I really like the light and shadow effect and I definitely have a thing for white flowers.

A couple of people have asked if I sell prints, but at this time I do not. Thanks for asking, though :)

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Katja Kromann
About Katja Kromann

I am a Danish American decorating life in Seattle. I love all things design and DIY.

I can’t think of anything more fun than coming up with project, making it, photographing it and sharing it with you on my websites.

I am a Graphic Artist and home maker by day.

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