Friday, 4 March 2011

Looking for signs of spring, postcard from Felicity

Felicity how did you know that I live in an alley of plane trees? What a beautiful card! A masterpiece. The tree and achanes balls are perfectly observed. All the details even the single little achanes on the side of the card are done in a very delicated watercolour technique. Before I had opened the envelope I knew there will be a treasure in it because of the carefully painted snail on it. It is shining in gold and silver and even the trail of slime is glistening. Too bad that the scan isn't able to screen it. Like you I appreciate those trees every day and I'm looking forward to watching how soon the still tiny buds will grow into those typical mighty leaves. The trunks and branches sometimes look like arms and legs of humans including the rinkles, just the way you have painted them so perfectly. Thank you so much Felicity!

12 comments:

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Albrecht - you lucky man - this is really delightful!

Felicity - I keep thinking more and more that you should have a go at that Diploma in Botanical Art. You've obviously got an affinity for the nature's shapes and details.

christine said...

Beautiful. The tree is also amazingly 3D and looks like it's reaching off the page :)

Bridget Hunter said...

I would love to own this card. It shows a wonderful sense of design and close observation and has been done with such a lovely handling of the medium.

Papierflieger said...

Wow, these botanical studies are super! Now I need to see the doctor to fix my hanging jaws :).

vivien said...

I agree - lovely sensitive handling and composition. If mine is anything like this I'll be delighted

Elva Paulson said...

Wonderful card! .... so many things going for it .. layout, detail, .... and it makes me smile.

Robyn said...

Incredible detail, Felicity. Your textures are so realistic. Yes, I want one of these beautiful botanical studies too.

Desiree said...

Wow, such detail you should be a botanical artist, you are a botanical artist. They are so well painted, I also love all the care you have taken to capture the different elements of the tree. I am really thinking more about my postcards compostition after seeing all of your creative cards coming in lately. The bar keeps going up.

Pat said...

Lovely and just a treasure of an image. Put me on your list please. I want one of your botanicals.

Charlene Brown said...

Albrecht, thank you for pointing out every exquisite detail in Felicity's lovely card!

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

a wonderful, detailed Card Felicity!
Ronelle

Alison Staite said...

Another Gem!

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