Flowers are a consistent theme in my work. I work from life, drawing my garden flowers and taking numerous photos. I began with an idea for the design and sketched it out on tracing paper the same size as my paper support; in this case I used 300# Arches watercolor paper. The heavier paper doesn’t buckle when I adhere the collage papers to the surface. I began with the poppies & cosmos, cut random shapes from the sheet music and placed them in various spots around the bouquet. Lemon-yellow paper shapes were laid between the music paper. This was a decision in the composition layout, not previously sketched out in the initial design. I felt the shapes gave it a spatial, playful quality.
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|Original 25″ × 22 ½″|
Antique brushed gold frame (30" x 30.5") with white and off-white mats
|Print 8″ × 10″|
Actual image size is 8″×8.89″.
|Print 11″ × 14″|
Actual image size is 11″×12.22″.
|Print 16″ × 20″|
Actual image size is 16″×17.78″.
*Frame and mats not included unless noted. More info on ordering.