Return of the flower child.

Flower child remnant of times gone by.

What do palazzo pants, slim fitting ankle pants, chunky heels, cat’s eye glasses, long skirts, the “bohemian” look have in common?

If you grew up in the sixties and seventies, you probably saw or wore some of these styles that were fashionable during those decades.

I painted two mixed media portraits as a quick nod to times gone by.

I want to paint a picture

Botticelli style

Instead of Venus on a clam

I’d paint this flower child

“You are the air my flowers breathe”

He calls, and the ladies turn around

On the first day of spring

I’m looking at the only joy around.

~Joni Mitchell, The Only Joy in Town

The details of the portraits...

Sometimes, you just have to go with the flow. When the weather is beautiful, I spend less time painting.

After glueing vintage calligraphy to a sheet of watercolour paper, I stamped and added layers of colour. Nothing too elaborate. Summer painting has to be simple and quick, but most of all, it should be fun!

For other vintage portraits, visit Eliana, a vintage portrait from 1938, or Vintage postcard reveals a story.

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If you were to draw or paint something or someone from times gone by, what would be your choice?

Have a great week everyone!


2 Responses

    • Yes, what goes around definitely does come around. I wish I still had a few of those clothes but especially the shoes. I have a granddaughter that might have loved wearing them. Vintage is in…that makes me feel old…that my possessions from childhood are considered vintage! Thanks for leaving a comment Nelvia.

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