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In Lieu of Flowers

My father-in-law recently passed away.

Although we were not close, I still wanted him to die peacefully.


I was thankful that his wishes were met and he is no longer suffering.


I started my mixed media collage by gluing my Gelli printed papers with Matte Medium onto 140 lb hot press paper.   I added gesso around the flowers and textured it while it was still wet with the end of my paint brush and syran wrap.

After the gesso was dry, I added watercolor:


Adding several more layers of watercolor, I buffed it with a damp cloth to bring out the texture.


I added watercolor pencil to define the flowers at the end.

In lieu of flowers, 🌹 – my father-in-law would love if you planted a tree.   🌲

I would love to know how YOU celebrated and remembered your family and friends that have died – thank you for sharing your stories with me.

Hugs!  ❤️