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Friday, September 3, 2021

Flower season spirits

"Pansies," 5 x 5 acrylic on canvas

"Let's paint something," Susan said last night as we were celebrating getting through another week.

"What?" I asked, and she replied, "Pansies."

I don't like painting flowers--I'm too up tight, but she insisted. 

I had one 5 x 5 canvas with a yellow background on it, so we opened up my acrylic palette, squeezed out some bright colors, and began, primarily with brushes and a couple of palette knife strokes.

It was sort of a free for all, just having fun, no rules. We know the season for pansies is past, but their color always brightens winter and spring, before the heat hits. Don't ask me who painted what, because our art blended with the colors. 

So this is the result, signed by S.A. and T.M. Clark, loose and abstract, as pansies deserve to be.

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