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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Garden in Bloom

by Jo Reimer

Garden in Bloom
30" x 22"
Collage Painting on Paper
Set a sheet of white paper on the table with the tools of your trade arranged within easy reach and paint all day. Cover the results with a coat of gesso and start over. Repeat 3 more times. Decide that this one won't be a masterpiece but it WILL be a fine birthday present for an appreciative granddaughter.

I struggled with this sheet of 300# watercolor paper for several days and nothing I did seemed to work. Finally I decided that some of the lines looked a bit like stems and some of the circles looked like flowers. A friend advised turning back to collage, so this is what resulted. It might be done. I might draw on top of it. I might move on.

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8 comments:

  1. I love them both! Especially love art with words in it. ;)

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    1. Thanks Joni, I love using words in my art whether they mean something or not.

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  2. I like it!!! This one is a keeper.

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    1. Thanks a lot. I looked at your Pearl blog. You've done a great job fixing up that 61 RV.

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  3. What a happy piece, makes me smile and I'm sure your granddaughter will too!

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    1. Yep, it's happy, and I'm happy that it's finished. She'll love it.

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  4. Jo, I'm sure your granddaughter will be delighted with this piece. It is fresh and young and makes me feel joyful.

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    1. Thanks for your encouragement, Robyn. I sure hope she likes it. Who ever knows with teenagers? The colors are right and I think it'll look great once it's framed.

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