With Grace And Determination.....
“Spring drew on...and a greenness grew over those brown beds, which, freshening daily, suggested the thought that Hope traversed them at night, and left each morning brighter traces of her steps.” ~ Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
"With Grace and determination the tulips slowly emerge from the ground, little by little their tightly, capped heads poke through, as the sun warms the earth, beckoning them on." ~Laura Leeder
Gold & Raspberry Tulips by Laura Leeder, Feb 2018
Mixed Media Collage ~ Watercolour, Acrylic & Ink on Wood Panel
Size is 8 x 8 (Available for purchase)
Spring will soon be upon us, and, already I'm waiting with eager anticipation. Last fall I planted bulbs and I so look forward to enjoying them this spring. Here is my newest painting, my first floral of the year!
Now this was fun! I started out with a wood panel which I then collaged on layers of paper. This included torn tissue, magazine pages, napkin and home-made paper. I then stamped on designs and splatterd paint in transparent, light color.
Because I used transparent color, all the layers are peeking through. The texture and pattern are amazing! I then drew in my flowers and proceeded to paint them in with watercolour paint. The background layers of paint bleed through the watercolour layer giving it depth. I painted these tulips with happy thoughts of joy and abundance, as I thought about the beauty of spring bulbs.
Wishing you a spring filled with an abundance of blooms!
Artist Laura Leeder ~ A garden comes to life!
Happy February! Give the gift of art to yourself or someone special this month.
JOIN MY LIST to receive 15% Off your first order.