Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Clockwise from top left: "February's Flowers" by Rebekka Seale; "Cat Lady: Monica" by Water In My Paint - Deirdre Wicks; and "Foyer and Staircase" by David Lloyd Gallery.

I love the color palette here, bright reds mixed with muted greens and warm browns. And I love that each of these paintings seems timeless: the cat lady might be gazing out at us from decades past, or she might have a cellphone just out of reach. Likewise, the foyer looks like any home you might walk into today, but the wide plank flooring and french doors hint at a bygone era. And is that perhaps a vintage milk glass vase harboring all those pretty flowers? The rich painterly brushstrokes add intrigue as well...each scene looks familiar, but somehow dream-like and distant at the same time.

I think when grouped together like this, they have a perfect stillness, a calming effect, perhaps the reassuring illusion of permanence?

Rebekka included this quote with her print, which I think is beautiful:

"Keep your faith in beautiful things;
in the sun when it is hidden,
in the Spring when it is gone."
(Roy R. Gibson)

Does anyone know the origin of this quote?

P.S. Jane interviewed me here if you'd like to take a peek. :)


  1. February's Flowers reminds me of a print I got from the Getty last year. The brown just makes everything pop! I just went and gave it a heart. :-)

  2. Such a great palette for this time of year when winter and spring meet! I love the top left piece.

  3. Very Victorian.

  4. Nice picks. I like the lady with the cat too. I like how the eyes are green and it brings out the green in the sweater.

  5. 2nd illustration is amazing !

  6. These paintings are beautiful as always - I love the first especially.

  7. They all have a very timeless look to them.
    I love the title of Cat Lady :)

  8. Love the artwork! The one with the cat is my favorite. I can read his little feline mind. He's thinking, "OK, I've done my part, I put on the bowtie, took the picture, now hurry up and finish!" So cute!