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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Art In The Garden - Pansy Love

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 the inspirations for my art with you. We recently had some much needed rain in Southern California and our Pansies have never looked better.  They are at their peak bloom in  early Spring when the weather is cooler.

Let's join Bentley, my Studio Assistant, in the garden to look for Pansy inspirations for a little painting. I receive so many e-mails asking about Bentley smelling the flowers.  He is a very curious Wheaten Terrier and his favorite thing to do in the garden is to  "sniff" everything -  especially the flowers!!!   I walk him every day and he pulls on his leash to sniff the neighborhood  flowers - one neighbor said " I think Bentley is stopping to smell the Roses."

I plant my Pansies in pots so I can move them around the garden to sunny areas.

I also like to plant them in the basket of my vintage bicycle and other unusual containers.

                "Art In the Garden" - With so much inspiration I decided to paint 3 little pots of Pansies and add a bird nest.

Thank you for visiting me.  I sincerely appreciate your e-mails, visits, comments and those of you who follow my blog.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  I will be on a short blog break working on some large coastal cottage paintings for the gallery and will be back Easter week.

Have a lovely week.  Blessings,  Erin

                                                    "The Lord is my strength."  Psalm 28:7


Kathryn Bechen said...

Love the teacups and the purple flowers in the bike; so cute Erin. Such a pretty painting of it all too. Have a good spring. Kathryn

Terra said...

I will buy lots of pansies on my next trip to the garden store. Your masses of them in your containers, bike basket, old wagon and chair, etc. are so pretty. No wonder Bentley stops to smell the flowers.

Jeanie said...

Pansies are my favorite and your art does them great justice!

Vicki Boster said...

Erin- your pansies are lovely-so beautiful in the bicycle basket!! Where I live-- it's so wonderful to see their bright colorful faces in the early spring.

The picture is just stunning-- thank you for another beautiful tour of your garden--

Susan Freeman said...

Your garden is always so magical!

Big Texas Hugs to You and Your Bentley From,
Susan and Bentley

Marlynne said...

Your Pansies are precious! Love the bike basket full! And your Pansy painting!

Donna D said...

Erin, your garden is beautiful!