Saturday, March 7, 2009

the first violet


the first violet
mixed media collage
9 x 12 x 3/4
solid aspen wood
(c) 2009 julie king



sweet violet
delicately dancingLinksoulfully swaying
harbinger of spring

i can't wait for that first springtime walk in the woods when i'll see violets, johnny jump-ups, mayflowers and those sweet little bitty white wild flowers bursting forth. this piece was partially inspired by the beautiful collage work of courtney; i adore how she cuts little pieces of paper to make grass!!! in fact, i absolutley adore all her work. please visit her blog and see what amazing collages she makes. the other inspiration for this piece was the vintage sheet music titled "the first violet". the moment i saw it bright and early this morning i knew it was the focal point of my next piece.

it's a beautiful day other than being a little windy and i'm off to take a long bike ride. oh, happy day!!!!

11 comments:

Artist Unplugged said...

Love that shade of purple, really nice collage. I started to ask if you were a musician too then recalled that you had got a hold of some vintage music pieces but you still could one! I've never created a collage, may try that before long. Have a great day!

lori vliegen said...

hi julie! i can see why you're inspired by courtney's work...it really is wonderful! i love your violets...so sweet...so you! :)

CourtneyP said...

Julie, Your violet piece is wonderful. I am so humbled by your support. Your work is truly beautiful!

Brenda Heisler said...

So pretty. So perfect. I don't know how you come up with so many ideas, but this is really sweet.

I love spring too. Love my daffodils.

Heather said...

oh! this painting is so sweet! Reminds me so much of spring :)

cindy : quaint said...

i love your collage. spring is coming, i saw bumble bees in nyc, yesterday!

willow said...

I love violets! Wonderful springy collage, Julie.

steviewren said...

I love your color combinations and the swaying leaves of grass.

Robyn said...

This is so pretty Julie. Definitely a sign of spring.

Christine said...

Thanks for the spring cheer, I love violets too. Courtney's blog is great.

BEN AND JACI said...

I really like this one! Very cute