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The other day, I treated myself to some new paints…some lovely blues and yellows and pinks. I’m working on a lot of new things and can’t wait to share them with you. Here is the first…I just love the hues in this new mixed media painting, LOVE SONG.

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LOVE SONG 8 X 8 Inch Print of Mixed Media Painting
by Juliette Crane
For this painting, I was inspired by all of the little sparrows hopping around my yard. They sing such beautiful LOVE SONGS that seem to make the trees flutter and wave. So I pulled out some of my vintage wallpaper books, origami paper, and vintage sheet music and used them to cut out the bird’s body and the trees. As my nephew likes to say, “SAME. SAME.”

Then I added all sorts of materials from my studio…acrylics, pastels, ink, colored pencils and watercolors. On top, I applied an antique decoupage for added depth and beauty.


  1. I love this one!
    I think I'm going to make a mixed-media painting today. 🙂 You get me in the mood!

  2. I love the color combination! What a pretty pretty piece:)

  3. Oh my Juliette, you have done it again! I LOVE this piece! It is absolutely beautiful!! I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!!

  4. So adorable! And I love treating myself to pretty paints…especially the colors you chose!

  5. Your painting shows the time and thought you put into making it. Very well done. Happy creating…

  6. how lovely the textures are so beautiful, happy spring to you!

  7. Oh my goodness!!! How beautiful is this piece? I love it so very much. Thanks for explaining all the techniques you used in creating it.
    Have a lovely weekend! Theresa

  8. Blues, Yellows and Pinks…great color theme. Love the painting. Have a great weekend.

  9. Beautiful! I love the sparrow's face, and all the colors you used. ~Lauren

  10. so beautiful…yes..and the face, so sweet!!!

  11. Look at those eyes, they are so meaningful! I love your style. Isn't nature the best inspiration source?

    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog, that way I found yours and looking forward to following you! 😉

  12. I love how vibrant your paintings are! The colors are so beautiful. Can't wait to see more.


  13. Hi Juliette, lovely to meet you! Loving these juicy colours. Origami paper makes the best collage. What a wonderful thought to imagine that the tweeting birds are singing out love songs…

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