This project began as a simple wooden box with no hardware. The flowers are painted life size. I wanted the Pansies to have all the varied attitudes of the real world. There are buds, seed pods and fading blossoms as well as wide open ‘faces’! Of course there is a visiting honey bee near one long edge. This is Trompe L’oeil; The marble is not real. The clasp is not real, nor are the hinges. The cover still lifts off to open! The photo of the ‘block’ of marble is the underside of the box.
This hand painted wooden pot is 5″ tall and can hold anything you want like a 5″ plant, or your colored pencils (not included), or pretty hand towels in the guest bathroom, or utensils and napkins on the dinner table. I had such fun painting a wide range of flowers on it. There are a dozen varieties of Pansies among the 16 hand painted blossoms, plus several buds, fading flowers, leaves, seed pods and one burst open seed pod. I painted a lovely fat honey bee and a lady bug. Pansies are very special flowers! Not only do they have a multitude of faces and colors but they are very happy in the cold! I set them on the front stoop while snow is still melting! Yay Spring!! Contact me through this site if you are interested in purchasing this item for $50 including shipping and handling within the United States. I will include a small plastic liner so that you may use it as a jardiniere if desired.
This cabinet is an oldie but a goodie. Pansies are growing out from behind the fence on the drawer and are cascading down the front doors. The client provided me with a new, unfinished piece and I kept it light and airy. I painted a couple of Trompe L’oeil blossoms on the top and of course there is a bee. I delivered this cabinet on 9/11/2001 where the television was running in the background: An indelible memory is associated with it for me.
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