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portrait sur un sac

Gwenn Seemel
Pensées
2010
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—French is such a fascinating language and one that has taught me so much.

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. To learn more about the making of this portrait bag, please check out this video and this article on my blog.