Monday, 14 March 2011

An expensive painting, February postcard from Katherine


Look what I got in the mail – a beautiful coloured pencil version of Pierre Bonnard’s Terrasse à Vernon by Katherine Tyrrell. She says it auctioned at Christies for a mere sum of 6.4mGBP (sorry I don’t have a pound symbol on my Australian keyboard!)

The colours in this postcard are amazing and so vibrant and a real treat on a very dark and grey autumn Sydney day (yes, we do have days like that – occasionally!)

Thank you Katherine!

[NOTE:  You can read more about why/how this postcard was created in "After Bonnard" on Katherine's blog]

12 comments:

Robyn said...

How beautiful that is. I suspect Katherine is limbering up for Provence :) What a clever postcard.

annie said...

How rich and beautiful those colors are, Robyn. What a lovely gift to receive from Katherine.
annie

Alison Staite said...

Wow - what super colours. It's amazing that something created with CP can look so painterly, very clever. Lovely!

Desiree said...

Another beautiful colored pencil painting! I love the way the colors dance on this one!Katherine, I am so glad to see you managed to get out and create such a wonderful postcard despite your trouble walking recently!

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Actually, the reason why I did this card is BECAUSE it was the day that I visited several exhibitions one day in early February that did my foot in!

However I did sit and sketch this at Christies in my sketchbook. So, not being able to get out easily, I decided to make a nother version at home as my postcard for February.

Cathy Gatland said...

I love Bonnard and I love this colour-rich postcard, interesting to read how it came about Katherine, well done on picking the most precious Bonnard of the bunch!

Charlene Brown said...

This really captures a Bonnard 'glow' -- understandably welcome on a grey autumn day in Sydney and even more appreciated in an unpleasant northern spring!

Papierflieger said...

I like the colour contrasts of blues and orange. Great card !

Albrecht Rissler said...

This is a wonderful way to recollect every single detail of a great art piece.Well done Katherine!

Felicity said...

Such a beautiful use of colour, as always, Katherine!

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

Aha...la terrasse de Pierre Bonnard...one of my favourite painters! Beautiful Katherine...otally have to repeat robyn's praise of vibrancy in the colours!!
Ronelle

Pat said...

I agree, Bonnard is one of my favorites too. Beautiful color. Your work always is vibrant and fresh.

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