Thursday, April 19, 2018

Nosegay

Back at our cottage, bursting with the important news of our wildflower finds, my sisters and I select a vase from the tiny open-shelved kitchen, fill it with water and, with great ceremony and a fair amount of mess, create a nosegay—or tussie mussie, as such an arrangement is also called—of

• daisy fleabane,
• buttercups,
• blanketflower,
• purple asters,
• scarlet beebalm, and
• cornflowers.

Summer magic!




newest patch
detail
new patch in the bigger picture;
working title: Core Values







8 comments:

  1. Look at that! How this patch brings your eye to those "pear" shapes and back around. Love the sideways placement!

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    1. Thanks for the big picture feedback, Carol. Hadn't picked up on that movement between pears and posy. Re sideways placement, I do make some small effort to have all these patches going in varied directions; I want the piece as a whole to be able to be hung in any direction.

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  2. I love this patch of more realistic work! You are next to an abstract also a great realistic painter, Dotty!

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    1. Thanks, Simone! The fun here for me is (a) that it unfolded from completely abstract and (b) it is still so abstract. The 'stems' are just a random piece of acrylic skin that I had on hand!

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  3. Beautiful!!!! Love the sweet names of these wildflowers, too.

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    1. Thanks, Jen. I looked up Connecticut wildflower names by color online to see what I could find that might approximate my random splashes of color here. I have no idea if any of those might be true to what we found on our walk.

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  4. LOVE this :) Loose, abstract, fun, :) And those pears! When did I miss the pears? Or, did I see them and have forgotten. Going back to see....

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    1. Thanks for sharing the fun of this piece—I do enjoy finding something a little identifiable in a completely abstract start and especially enjoy when a piece comes together very intuitively and with flow, as this one did. Take a bite of one of those juicy pears when you go back!

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