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Day 14-Gingham Style

"Bonne Maman" 10x15cm/ 4x6in. watercolor on paper

Gingham style or french style. I love the red and white gingham lid of the "Bonne Maman" jams. They have such a homey feel and the labels seem like they were written by hand (even if they are mass produced). I didn't know this, Bonne Maman is the largest exporter of jam in the world.
This is my day fourteen of the 30 paintings in 30 days (See the other artists who are participating in Leslie Saeta's painting challenge by clicking here).


  1. Love your painting and the jam!

  2. This is beautifully done, and you are certainly looks homely...I have eaten LOTS of this jam :-))

  3. Thank you everyone for taking out the time to comment and for your kindness.


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