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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