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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

White Wicker Inspirations

Welcome.  I am so happy that you stopped by.  My garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit and relax with a cup of tea while I share with you the inspirations for my art.  Even though today is the first day of summer, we are still having beautiful cool weather here in Southern California near the coast. I get so many e-mails asking where I find the inspiration for the white wicker that I paint  -- well - first of all I am from North Carolina and grew up with lots of white wicker on our front porch as well as the front yard.  I have always loved wicker - especially white - and now  collect it.  I have two wicker  chairs on the patio off my kitchen and a vintage rocker and two wicker chairs inside my home as well as a coffee table and three side tables.  I keep the vintage wicker inside and use the newer wicker outside.

Let's join Bentley, my Studio Assistant, in the garden to show you the outdoor wicker that appears in so many of my paintings.

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Indoor vintage wicker chair that I also use in my paintings.

I used my white wicker chairs and changed the pillow colors around  a bit and added my vintage round table and a few more flowers and created a new painting "Relaxing By The Sea".  The painting can be seen at The Heart of the Island Gallery on Balboa Island.

"Therefore I tell you, do not worry."  Matthew 6:25

Thank you for stopping by.  I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your visits, comments, e-mails and those of you who follow my blog.  Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to see me paint something special.

Have a lovely week.  Blessings, Erin



Kathryn Bechen said...

Love your white wicker Erin! Happy Summer! Kathryn :)

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I love your garden Erin...it is so pretty in red white and blue. Your white wicker is perfect! Hope you have a marvelous summer!

Wildflowerhouse said...

What an absolutely lovely post. I so enjoyed visiting your garden and also love your studio assistant.

Jenelle-Van de Mortel Designs said...

Love your blog!! The pics are beautiful, like your home and your artwork. I love where this blog post takes me.
So inspiring!

Candy said...

Gorgeous pictures, as usual. I love all your wicker.....and all the colors in your flowers.......makes everything so cheery.

Thanks for sharing. 8-)

Vicki Boster said...

Erin- I'm so in love with white wicker-- and I love how you feature it in so many of your paintings. My beach condo is furnished with white wicket--- it's so beachy--- your paintings are beautiful!

Bentley sure looks happy here!!