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Inspired by Sally Griffins painting of a button jar and with her encouragement to paint this here is my own button jar.

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  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottabout 3 years ago

    Great piece, Val….glad Sally talked you into it or else we would’ve missed this great painting!

  • Thank you Marsha. Yes Sally has been very encouraging and an inspiration. I visited my Mum today and rifled through her button tins, was like being a kid again!!!

    – Val Spayne

  • neon-gobi
    neon-gobiabout 3 years ago

    Val they look like a picture of REAL buttons and the glass looks like a real glass Jar!! fab paint

  • Thanks Cris. Me and Joan have bought button bags for our birthdays!

    – Val Spayne

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottabout 3 years ago

    :))))))))) Sounds like you had a great time!

  • Sure Did Marsha. I hope I have someone to pass my jar on to one day. Mum reminded me I learnt to count using buttons!

    – Val Spayne

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsabout 3 years ago

    How cleaver and such a beautiful study dear Val . You take on what I would avoid , and so the results stand up sooooooo well … Fabulous watercolor!
    My best wishes and special thanks my friend ….. Love & Peace Paul

  • Thanks Paul. Think I would have avoided it too if it hadn`t been for Sally. Enjoy your weekend.

    – Val Spayne

  • Lilian Marshall
    Lilian Marshallabout 3 years ago

    Marvellous work Val. As Chris says it looks so real .My buttons are in a tin.

  • Thank you Lilian. There must be thousands of buttons hidden away in tins and jars don`t you think.

    – Val Spayne

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinabout 3 years ago

    Well, what a show off!!! Your painting, my friend, is colorful and wonderful. Great work!

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinabout 3 years ago

    Seriously looks like a photo!!!

  • Thank you for the inspiration ………………………really enjoyed painting it Sally. Now whats my next challenge????

    – Val Spayne

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 3 years ago

    Fun and cheerful! Love all the colors, shapes and sizes!

  • Thanks Angie. I guess I could shake it up and paint it all over again!

    – Val Spayne

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinabout 3 years ago

    let’s paint a favorite item that belonged to our Dad’s (i don’t have a clue at the moment).
    you’ve even gotten the slightest details in your jar…shadows in the button holes ;0)

  • Mmmm that`s got me thinking. Sadly I have so little, he used to be in the Navy I have his ribbons from his hats, tools? Good idea Sally.

    – Val Spayne

  • Lynda Heins
    Lynda Heinsabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful work Val…so much detail in this fabulous jar of buttons!

  • Thank you very much for a lovely comment Linda

    – Val Spayne

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