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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Watercolour and Garden Shots

Several years ago, DD went to Zimbabwe for a university class credit. She brought home many treasures, some as gifts from the family with whom she was staying.
We had asked her to purchase some art for us from local artists, and she brought home several pieces which now hang in our home. One day I decided to paint some of the art and artifacts as a gift for her. I played with the scale of the items, and created
" Zimbabwe Memories."
This watercolour is 12" x 16". The painting depicts a likeness of 2 figures from the art purchased, a malachite egg, a carved wooden bust, a carved wooden sugar bowl with lid.

This clematis grows on some reclaimed supports from a fabric canopy. You can see part of my hand in the photo. That's one big clematis!  I love the pink in the purple!

  This huge hosta is ready to burst into bloom. I love hosta, and used to have over 100 in our former home's gardens. I'm gradually adding different varieties to my new gardens. oh, look at all those weeds poking out from  the stone! no! don't look! Guess I have some work to do.

Thanks for visiting.
Hugs from Suz.


  1. I love the art work from africa & the pictures of your plants. Just like you they are colorful too! I just haven't found an octapus to go with your starfish yet...I'm still looking.

  2. Glad you liked them, bsotf! I am in the process of creating an octopus, and if it turns out, I'll post it.

  3. What a gorgeous painting Suz - how talented you are for sure! I just love those tatted seahorses too - I am in awe!

  4. Thank you, Val, for your kind words....I dabble in a lot of different things. Glad you like my work.

  5. I love your Clematis.
    Best regards


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