I started off painting out the bowl of pink roses, flower pots and pansy seed packets.
Let's join Bentley, my helpful studio assistant, in the garden, and look for pansy inspirations to add to the re- purposed painting.
Finding inspiration . . . . . .
Did you know that painting pansies was a favorite pastime of the Victorian ladies? I love to envision the ladies who painted them so long ago spending an afternoon chatting and painting pansies while drinking a cup of tea. My cloche is a reproduction of a Victoria cloche and I love to put a little pot of pansies in it to paint and imagine that I am painting with the Victorian ladies whileI drinking a cup of tea.
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"As for man, his days are like grass, he flourishes like a flower of the field." Psalm 103:15
I like the shape of the yellow pot and decided to put it in the painting.
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The blue and white tea pot and cup ended up in the painting.
The completed re-purposed painting with added yellow pansies, yellow pot and blue and white tea pot and cup. I like to bounce one color around the painting to bring a feelingof harmony - in this case I used yellow. I also painted out the garden background and added a view with a blue sky and ocean with sailboats.