I am completely in love with the work of Spanish artist Beatriz Martin Vidal. Her evocative and moody images portray fairytales, myths and other personal inspirations. A subtle theme of overgrowing foliage runs throughout much of her work, poetically twining between her subjects. Like dreams - pulling from leaf to leaf...
More work here.
Bust of a lady, by Francesco Laurna, 1487-88
I absolutely adore the folk-art style painting of English artist Anna Pugh! Her attention to details, love of nature and ability to tell stories within a frame are amazing! Her enchanting artwork mesmerizes and demands a second look. ENJOY!
One of my favorite things about Autumn is watching the garden change... I adore the plump red rose hips that gather themselves like arrogant dancers above all the fading greenery in my tumble of a garden. They seem almost a little wicked, with their old crumbled hats... definitely wanton, and ready to celebrate the coming of frost, their red globes waving at us, beckoning for attention.
Rose hip botanicals by Gael Sellwood
I adore the illustration work of Jessie Marion King who was a Glasgow painter and children's book illustrator. Her Art Nouveau illustrations are charming, detailed and lyrical!
I Love Love Love this time of year! Soft warm breezes against my cheeks, rustling leaves blowing gently across the garden, and tawny faded colors, as if dusk seeks to reveal herself earlier in the day...
Nymphs Dancing 1912, by Mark Senior.
By the ever talented Lori Field!
I am off to the CASTLE today, to take John McRae's 'French Sedan Chair' Class! So why the image above? It is called 'A Lady Descending from a Sedan Chair' and is a study drawn for the painting 'The Porteous Mob' by James Drummond, in 1855. Isn't she lovely? Drawing Link , painted scene here.
Tomorrow I hope to show you my completed chair, till then you must imagine what it will look like...
More delightful fairies, these by Amelia Jane Murray of England, 1800- 1896.