Jane's Flowers Bloom - Available Dr. D asked why African Americana is one of my favorite types of art. I like it because its simple. I like faceless black rag dolls and faceless black art. This little 4 x 7 piece is a simple illustration of country home life. It shows a mother and child in the garden with the flowers blooming in beautiful white all around. The mother gives her daughter a single bloom.

One of the other things I appreciate most about simple, primitive art is that I can give it my own story. Did a mother give her daughter a flower or did the woman gift her younger self? Did the younger person give the flower but the hand movement isn’t shown? Was the flower given on impulse of love? Maybe it was the perfect flower for the perfect friend. In primitive art such as in “Jane’s flowers Bloom,” the story isn’t spelled out for me in strict detail; it’s hinted at and whispered through the field. 

Art Title: Jane’s Flowers Bloom
Art by: Faith Magdalene Austin
Medium: Colored pencil, ink,
Size: 4 x 7 inches on paper, matte sealed, signed on the front and back, unmounted.
Style: Primitive, African Americana, Ethnic Art

One of the fun things about “Jane’s Flowers Bloom” is the colored pencils used to create it. I used two pencils and white paint with a little bit of ink for dark lines. The colored pencils had 3 or 4 colors each. One colored pencil has red, yellow and orange while the other has blue, green and yellow swirled into one pencil. Depending on how the pencil is angled, you can get thick yellow lines or solid red lines. I enjoy using them.

“Jane’s Flowers Bloom” is available in my Etsy shop.

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