Monday, April 27, 2015

Bouquet in a Watering Can

Bouquet in a Watering Can
mixed media on linen panel 8 x 8 inch

available here

I was taking pictures of this little 8 x 8 inch mixed media in our sun room today and it seemed as if I had painted the room, however that is not quite true. This piece was all about the floral arrangement. I saw a similar arrangement in our local grocer's coupon book and just had to paint the bouquet. The rest of the scene was purely from imagination...or was it? Hmmmm.





Besides painting, I have been planting flowers...


and watching puddle ducks swim and dive in the street!  What they are diving for, I Have no clue.  I imagine bugs and worms, but whatever it is, we sure enjoy having ducks and geese in the yard so often.  Our dog and two cats like to watch them also.

Looking for a good art-related movie to watch?  My husband and I recently saw this one which is a story about Klimt's painting Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I.  Helen Mirren is spectacular in this one. Here is the trailer:


We had the chance to see the actual painting in New York City at the Neue Gallerie in 2011, not too long after it was purchased.  I could not believe my eyes...the depth, the color and her face looked so real.  You can get an idea of the size of the painting on their website

Hope you had a great weekend!  Thank you for visiting!

♥ Lisa

30 comments:

  1. The sunflower brought me right into the room - beautiful with the blue Chair and other blues.
    Funnily enough we are off to see the movie in half an hour. Glad you liked it. Jim said if it is good enough for Lisa it is good enough for me! Honest - he just said that.

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  2. Thanks Julie! Can't wait to hear what you both thought of the movie. We loved it.

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  3. Bonjour,

    Très joli petit billet accompagné d'une très belle peinture intimiste avec ce petit bouquet...
    ❀ Gros bisous ❀

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  4. Such a lovely little painting, Lisa!!

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  5. I saw that movie. Wasn't it good!! I love your little painting of the chair--the wall is lovely with texture!

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    1. Thank you Janet! I loved the movie. I want to see it again when it comes out on Netflix.

      The wall texture was done with gel medium and then I stamped into it. Then painted over it.

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  6. Your painting is delightful. Makes me want to step right into it and sit in that chair. I'm putting Woman In Gold on my 'to-see' list.

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  7. Lovely room painting! I liked the choice of colours.

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    1. Thank you NK. I wanted a minimum palette for the room so that the flowers would stand out. Thanks so much for the follow!

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  8. Wow Lisa. I love the simplicity and the way the darks captures the flowers. Really great!

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    1. Thank you Helen. The flowers began with acrylic paint and then I finished them with oil pastels to give them that strong color.

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  9. It's such a lovely little painting and it looks great on that little stand.Thanks for sharing the movie trailer with us. I must go and see it..

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    1. Thank you Fuzzie Fingers and I am so glad you liked it! You will love the movie. I think just about any artist would.

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  10. Another beautiful painting! I adore klimt and really want to see the woman in gold but it isn't out here yet. I saw a wonderful klimt exhibition a couple of years ago at the Tate. It was the most inspirational exhibition and I left entranced at the beauty I had seen.

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    1. Thank you Morag. I looked up the Tate gallery...looks like a great place. It has four locations too! Marvelous! Klimt's work does produce sort of a trance for sure.

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  11. Great post! Loved every word and your beautiful artwork!! Thanks for the recommendation on the movie. Can't wait to see it!

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    1. Thank you on all accounts Chris! You will love the movie I am sure!

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  12. REALLY good, Lisa! I love the colorful bouquet of flowers....

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  13. this clip sure makes me want to see the movie, though in a way i feel i saw the movie from this clip.

    your painting is quite dear. it looks entirely different, color-wise, in each photo of it.

    lovely spring to you ~

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    1. It really was worth watching. It was not full of surprises, but beautifully acted and filmed.

      I think the color difference is due to the light coming into the room. The wall in that room are light green. The truer pic is the pale one. Thanks for your comment Tammie!

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  14. Lisa, I love coming to your blog! Your painting is so special! It speaks, as all your paintings do! Really enjoyed your pictures ;o) Hugs ;o)

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    1. Thank you Stacy! I hope all is well with you and you have a great weekend. xo

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  15. I love coming here too..and need to more often. such BEAUTY and PEACE all around! xo

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  16. Your interior is really lovely, the soft blue is so soothing and peaceful, and just LOVE those flowers, they totally pop !

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    1. Getting the flowers to stand out was my goal, so thank you Jane!

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