framed prints

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My friend Kathy visited my booth when I was in Kalamazoo in early June. She purchased a print from the original Poppy Buds and shared her framing with me the other day. She used the neutral tone of some of the paper in the print for the frame and then used a grey background to pick up the grey in the picture. I am just thrilled and thank her for buying my art.

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My friend Michelle came to a show that I was in late last year. She purchased a print of Big Love from my original. I think her black frame complements the picture very well along with to dotted paper for the background. I also think the detail on the frame is quite pretty. Thank you for making a home for my art.

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My friend Nancy asked me to paint her granddaughters name on the blocks. Her mom also has owls in her room so we added a barn owl face. I thank you for asking me to paint these and I had such fun deciding on the designs of the letters. I love my friends, they are just great!

Summer Garden Painting

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When I start a painting I usually just have the basic idea first. I draw it in the sketchbook first to see if that idea works at all. I knew I wanted to do swirly flowers and a grey and white background on a 24 X 24 inch stretched canvas.

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I then just walk by it for a couple of days to decide what I want to do next. I knew I needed to add some different flowers with various types of leaves.

 

 

Summer Garden without watermark

Then again I just walk by the easel for a day or two deciding what else I want. In this case it was dandelions with floating seeds a dragonfly, grasshopper and a quote by Heinrich Heine. This Summer Garden is alive with activity,and will make a happy addition on someones wall. A print of this can be purchased in my Etsy Shop.

Work

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I am starting a new series of mixed media hearts. This canvas is 18 X 18. I started out with a salmon color which I mixed by adding orange and magenta. I wiped on titaniam white and watered down the salmon a bit for drips coming from the top. Other colors I am thinking about using are deep red, olive green, light sage green, possibly some black.

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Custom letter blocks for a little girls name. I will need four more blocks.

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Moxing bowls and the water bucket is a staple. I also am working on a black, red and white picture and when it gets finished I will share. It wasn’t far enough along to be interesting. So glad you stopped. Hope you are making something that makes your heart sing.!

hung up

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We found some time so that Tom could hang the Red Poppies picture with the Crow up. I made it especially for this area. I am very pleased with the way it looks. It is just the right size.

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The green background picks up the color in the side tables and the red picks up the pillows and the cardinal picture and other items I have in our room. Smaller prints of this picture can be found in my Etsy Shop…Etsy.com/shop/HeresMyHart. Have a great Sunday!