Thursday, May 26, 2011

Pansies or Heart's Ease

This journal page was created by spreading blobs of paint on the page. When dried, the blobs reminded me of pansies. It probably helped that pansies were sitting on the table waiting to be planted. With colored pencils, I defined pansy blossoms and leaves. A search for quotes about pansies turned up the poem How Pansies or Heart's Ease Came First by Robert Herrick.

The face shape of the Dover version of Gibson Girls and their elaborately piled tresses reminded me of pansies. The clipart was printed on Canson vellum, cut out and applied with Yes paste. Colored pencil was applied to cheeks and lips. Ziller Winter white ink, Gillotte 1068A

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