Monday, 28 February 2011

A Little Gem From Felicity Grace


I knew whatever Felicity sent, it would be beautiful.  I didn't need to open the envelope once it arrived to know I was right.  Even the envelope was lovely, with a tiny leaf carefully painted on it! The card itself  has more beautiful leaves, visually held together by the little border.

Felicity tells me she had been walking in the countryside, not far from her home in Geneva, and she picked up the leaves en route. It's a great way of linking some exercise with ones art. The walk becomes becomes an opportunity to spot things of interest, which can be collected to paint or draw later. Brilliant if it's too cold to actually stop and sketch in situ!

This is such a gem! I really love the colour work, it glows (so much more in life than the scan shows) and the detail on the veins, just super! There are delicate tiny splatters of paint across the paper, deliberately mottling it to give an aged feel, like an old treasured letter or note. I will treasure it - Thank you Felicity!


11 comments:

Robyn said...

Exquisite! It would sit beautifully in the postcard stand at Kew Gardens. Of course I'd rather it sat on my desk.

Congratulations, Felicity.

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

A lovely postcard Felicity...love all these leaves.
Thansk fro a great post Alison and leading us into the detail of Felicity's beautiful strokes!
Ronelle

vivien said...

delicious! and beautifully balanced and composed with the border, the leaf going off and the 'stamp' :>)

and of course beautifully observed

Bridget Hunter said...

It really is delightful. I too think the leaf divided - part at bottom and similar leaf partly shown at the top - is a great design idea. Lovely watercolour work.

Liz Steel said...

Agreed - what a gem!!! Must be stunning in real life. I too love the composition! Beautiful Felicity!

Desiree said...

Oh Felicity, how beautiful this is! I love leaves, they are so wonderful to draw and paint, yours are perfect. I also love the divided leaf and composition of your card! I am getting so many wonderful ideas from everyone! I can't wait for my card from you!

Katherine Tyrrell said...

A gorgeous card Felicity - Robyn is so right to call it a gem!

Felicity said...

Ooh, thanks you guys, you're so lovely! :)

Cathy Gatland said...

Just beautiful Felicity, I agree it could go on sale at Kew - your attention to detail is remarkable!

Albrecht said...

Lovely arrangement Felicity. Perfect designed. Very delicate how the leaf-vein have been worked out. Not easy. Needs a lot patience...

Papierflieger said...

That is a wonderful card with stunning botanical art, I look forward to get my share :).

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