Saturday, 7 May 2011

A cool card from Charlene!


A beautiful postcard arrived in my post box this week and I knew instantly that it was from Charlene! It's a wonderful panorama in lovely cool blues but you have to see Charlene's art in the flesh to see how incredibly delicate her work is. The details in the ships are so tiny and it's amazing how her watercolours have conveyed a vast expanse of sky on a card measuring only 6x4"!  The delicate spring flowers make a stark contrast to the majestic mountains in the distance.

On the back she has written
' The first of the Alaska-bound cruise ships have arrived in Victoria. It's still pretty cold up there - hope those folks know what they are getting in to! View is looking south to (American) Olympic Mountains'
Thank you so much Charlene!

13 comments:

Katherine Tyrrell said...

I love the title Felicity! :)

You're very lucky - I think this is one of the best paintings I've seen Charlene do. The watery atmosphere and the quality of the water are outstanding.

Janet said...

Excellent painting. How to find out what's going on in my own backyard. It's still cold and rainy here in Seattle and the thought of cruising to Alaska is well....brr.
Janet

Robyn said...

The depth and clarity of the water is fabulous. Such a sublime view taking me right to the top of that snowcapped mountain. Beautiful.

Joan T said...

Love the contrast of the cruise ships against the huge mountain beyond it. Lovely!!

laura said...

The range of blues is enchanting, icy ... with Charlene's characteristic mountains. A beautiful work!

Bridget Hunter said...

I"ve never been to Canada but to me this is very much a Canadian view. Charlene has created real atmosphere with her colour choices. I love her sensitive use of watercolour.

Teri said...

This is really neat to see because I live in Juneau and our first cruise ship came in to town yesterday! It was one of these!

Alison Staite said...

Beautiful subject and beautiful blues!

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

A beautiful card charlene...so full of the cool clear skies and waters of Canada and yes, a true Charlene-creation!
Ronelle

Papierflieger said...

Oh my, I need a holiday on one of those ships, what a beautiful card!

Desiree said...

Oh this is just beautiful!! It reminds me of our trip to Alaska. Lucky you Felicity! Great job Charlene!

Albrecht Rissler said...

It is very difficult to express temperatures in colours. Charlene made it perfect! Lovely card.

vivien said...

oh the cold is caught so well it made me shiver! lovely one Charlene

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