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art bag, portrait of a handsome man and some pansies
Gwenn Seemel
acrylic on both sides of a canvas bag
13 x 18 x 4 inches

The title of this You Bag means both “thoughts” and “pansies” in French. Sometimes, like here and here, it makes more sense to use French words for titles.

Before painting this bag, I had never painted a pansy, and I hadn’t painted a flower since I was sixteen and creating a decorative mural of roses in a neighbor’s house. Flowers are like people: they are not easy to capture, but their details are a lot of fun to paint.

painterly portrait of a sweet man
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painted pansy
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