Johnny Jump-ups

So cheery!  So life affirming —
Happy little faces that pop up year after year.

Edible, they are lovely tossed
onto the top of a summer salad; Surprise!
So many variations in color, from pale white with a tinge of purple, to bright cobalt blue-violet, to snappy orange!

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They remind me of my mom…

These guys were a little overworked but I still like them…
A lesson in not having enough of the background wet so the colors ran properly.
But ooooh, pretty colors!

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Pentalic Aqua Journal, with a Pentalic 2B woodless pencil,
and Sennelier, Holbein, QoR, M.Graham and Daniel Smith watercolors.

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 ©D. Katie Powell.
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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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24 Responses to Johnny Jump-ups

  1. Sirkkis says:

    I love your violets ❤
    Happy PPF to you ❤❤

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  2. Dan Antion says:

    We love these little guys. They pop up in the oddest places, but we mow the “lawn” (that green area around the house) around them.

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  3. I am not familiar with the term Johnny Jump Up. Are they a type of pansy? I am an incompetent gardener but I saw your paintings and thought of pansies. I love the bold colours you’ve used and the way the bleed of the pigments suggests soft petals.

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  4. Linda K says:

    they are very pretty pansies Kate, and yes they do also look nice on a summer salad:)

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  5. artmusedog says:

    Oh they are divine ~ love the flow of your artwork!

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

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  6. sue says:

    very pretty! i haven’t heard of this kind of flower before.

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  7. These are happy flowers and you have brought joy in your painting of them. I hope you stop by my blog and cast a vote for me. 🙂

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  8. Wonderful watercolor ART! Happy PPF!

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  9. fuzzydragons says:

    very pretty 😀 I know they are edible but my brain just doesn’t think they actually are :p

    Happy PFF 🙂
    Jen #23

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