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Monday, May 10, 2010

From the Garden


Thought some mixed-media garden pieces might be in order in the midst of all of these bird picture posts!  The photograph above was taken at a lavender farm in Sequim, Washington.  Next is my loose interpretation of that photograph.  The poppy heads were made with Golden's light modeling paste and have chenille stems.

I made this second piece for my mom for Mother's Day, to go along with some "real" delphiniums.  Golden's light modeling paste was used for the texture of the fence and the plants, and added dimension was added with bits of vintage lace.  After painting, I added a few garden stakes cut from old pages of text.  I rarely use words in my artwork, so this was a fun brain exercise.  I can see now why everyone loves to add text to their work - it was amazing how many sentences from just two pages of an old story fit the mood

The digital frame I've used in this post can be found here on my images blog.

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Dianne said...

These are so sculptural... they look very vintage and are amazing!

Beth Niquette said...

What beautiful things you have created here...I LOVE them. They just fill my eyes, which is the greatest compliment I can give, dear Catherine.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Catherine, these are BEAUTIFUL!!! The flowers so remind me of dried ones ... aged to perfection over the years of being pressed between glass. Perhaps a Victorian lady's Sunday musing ... as she strolled through her bedecked gardens picking blooms to remember.

Just lovely! :)))

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Oh how gorgeous and stunning these creations are Catherine!!!
I am such a flower fan and seeing the lavender field behind those beautiful poppy heads ... be still my heart!
Our lavender will be blooming earlier this year here in Virginia, everything seems a couple three weeks ahead of schedule!
I must go back for another look at your creations!

Linda said...

Cathy...these are gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Hello Catherine, it's a so beautiful way to make them eternal ! I really love it !