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Geraniums - Geraniums

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I have two geranium rugs and use one in this little patio off my kitchen which is decorated to match my kitchen with Provencal style in mind. The sunny spot is one of my favorite places to paint as well as grow herbs in pots.
The other geranium rug is in my office. I love the cottage garden style of the rugs with the cheery geranium flowers and red check border.

I decided to do a post on geraniums since I have received so many phone calls and e-mails asking me where I purchased the geranium rug shown in the Country Sampler Home Tours magazine and asking if I painted geraniums. I purchased the rugs at the Orange Mercantile in Old Town Orange, California and unfortunately the adorable shop closed early this year. My friend Kathy at the Vintage Lady,434 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780 - 714 731-0422 can order the rug for you. She does not have a website, however, she will be happy to order the rug and you can pick it up if you live in the area. For those of you who do not live in the area, I did a Google search and found the rug on the web site at Posh Living -http://poshliving.com/ - telephone - 866 767-4584.

Let's take walk around the neighborhood and my garden looking for some geranium inspiration for a geranium painting.


Finding inspiration . . . . .






Here . . . .




There . . . . .






Everywhere . . .

My client wants a garden painting with red geraniums and lots of bright primary colors. Let's go back into my garden with my studio assistant, Bentley, and see what we can find for inspiration.





" This certainly smells like a geranium"

"I think we should keep looking for the perfect color"

"I found the perfect geranium for the painting "!



"Let's get started"!




Now that Bentley found the perfect geranium it is time to start designing the painting by putting colors together . My client wants red, yellow, purple and white flowers in the painting.






A garden hat, seed packets and flowers make up the composition of the painting. Our next step is to paint.







The finished painting.





The last step is to compare the finished painting to the set up for color and from.


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