• Le Jardin - irridescent water colour paints and mixed media, 15cm x 30cm, May 2009.
Le Jardin – mixed media, 15cm x 30cm, May 2009.

Irridescent watercolour on canvas, with collage, stamping, bollywood braid, paperflowers and found objects.

As mentioned in a previous post, this was a gift for someone, and had to be finished on a tight deadline.  The cluster of flowers was not part of my original concept, but the shape of the canvas proved to be a bit difficult to work with.

As mentioned in a previous post, this was a gift for someone, and had to be finished on a tight deadline.  The cluster of flowers was not part of my original concept, but the shape of the canvas proved to be a bit difficult to work with.

After I had painted it and attached the main image I discovered that my planned embellishments would not work, and then had a play around with other ideas before settling on the trim and the flowers.  I like the movement that the beaded trim gives the piece, a bit like a miniature beaded curtain.

And the lower part of the canvas is supposed to represent a field of flowers. The flowers are all made from paper, sourced from a number of papercraft companies.  I initially left the centres bare, but ultimately added the jewels and pearls because I felt it added more dimension.

The deadline was met, the gift was given, and it is now residing in the UK.  I was sad to let this one go, but happy to give it to Gwen who spent a lot of time tracking down some wedgewood pieces for me to complete my set.

Author: Philippa

I make arty mixed-media things, & write fantastical things (with kissing), & do musical & dancing things, & play gaming things, & do weightlifting things, & organise fabulous event things. But mostly I wrangle cats. Renaissance woman.

1 thought on “Le Jardin update”

  1. Have I mentioned that I like the combination of flowers and fringe in this one? Well, I do. ^__^

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