When I found this French saucier I knew it would find its way into a painting. The blue floral pattern depicts the iris flower and is different on the front and back. At the time, I was planting Violas because they are hearty enough to endure the cold spring nights of Minnesota and I thought the delicate flowers would be perfect in this small bowl.
My great-grandmother hand crocheted the linens and they have been passed down through the generations. It is an art form of a different era, one I appreciated enough to include it in this work.
Original painting available through Shain Gallery, Charlotte, NC | www.shaingallery.com | 704.334.7744