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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Painting and Planting Fall Pansies

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.  I just returned from a fabulous 3 day workshop with Dreama Tolle Perry where I painted for the first time with water based oil and learned some new techniques.. Dreama's art is beautiful, colorful and joyful and she is also an inspirational and joyful writer. You can visit her at  www.dreamatolleperry.com where she shares her lovely  art and inspirational writing. 

One of the first things I did when I returned home was to visit the garden shop  to buy some fall pansies to plant so I could start painting them.  So many beautiful colors to choose from!

Let's join Bentley, my Studio Assistant, in the garden to share with you the new Pansies I planted.

This one is in oil on canvas and I found the oils do not photograph well due to the shiny reflections from the paint.  The colors are very washed out in the photo even though in person they are bright.

I then switched to my acrylics on canvas and used the new techniques I learned in Dreama's class  to see how it would photograph. We painted on a slick gesso board in our class and the paintings have a very different look.  Will share one on the gesso board next time.

Thank you for stopping by.  I sincerely appreciate you visits, e-mails, comments and those who follow my blog.

Have a joyful week.  Blessings,  Erin

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


Susan Freeman said...

Pansies are a favorite of mine. You have inspired me once again my friend! Have a wonderful day with your Bentley.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Art and Sand said...

Your pansies are lovely. I just planted some in the garden, but you make me think I need to get some planted in pots to put throughout the garden also.

Mary said...

I so love pansies and have just planted some over the tulip bulbs in large pots - hopefully they'll have their second burst of blooms come springtime. Love your pansy paintings.

Woof to Bentley - hugs to you dear Erin.
NC is looking colorful - cooler weather on the way though!

Mary x