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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Gardens & Parks, Pansy Planter by Joan Tavolott

I used a photo I had taken as a reference to paint this planter filled with pansies.
I love the faces on pansies and as a little girl I always thought they were smiling.
This is ATC sized.


11 comments:

  1. Oh wait till Cris sees this Joan. She will LOVE it. She LOVES pansies more than anyone I've ever known. My late MIL loved them too.
    But Cris maybe even more. I love your ATC sized painting of them. I love the look of the container that looks stone or concrete? And the little pebbles on the ground!

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  2. OH I DO LOVE THIS.. WOW. I have a photo similar to this someone sent me to paint and I never did. I should dig it out again. If I can find it. you did a lovely job. Lynn knows me so well. lol

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  3. these are so beautiful joan. the way the color patches just compliments the petals' colors.. makes me smile

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  4. Love your pretty pansies and the fab stone planter. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Such an attractive painting of the pansies, I always love this flower and their delicate velvety petals. As you say, they seem to have smiling faces. I also like the contrast of the more subtle way you have painted the stone planter.

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  6. Thanks everyone! We lived in the same house with my grandparents and my grandmother always planted pansies in the garden. I can remember someone buying them for her and her taking them out of the little boxes and putting them into the ground. I know she had other flowers in there but I only remember the pansies, the rose bushes, and her lilac tree.

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  7. This is really beautiful! It makes me nostalgic for my childhood. My mom always planted pansies. I like how soft the color is here.

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  8. Pansies are not easy to paint, at least for me. These are beautiful. Lovely ATC.

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  9. My mom always has pansies and these are outstanding! Just beautiful Joan.

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  10. Coreopsis - I love how so many of us have memories of pansies going back to our childhoods. Thanks.

    Dion - Thank you.

    Penny - Thanks so much.

    Gloria - Thanks. If I had a sunny spot to grow them I would. I have to search for flowers that like mostly shade since that is what I get on this side of our complex.

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