Friday, 13 May 2011

Helicopters from Felicity


I was surprised again as another mini masterpiece arrived in my mailbox. Safely wrapped to protect the amazing sketches that awaited me. I am so excited to finally be able to look closely to the detailed work that Felicity does in her botanical studies. It is truly amazing all the subtle details that went together to create these wonderful helicopter seeds and one of her favorite leaves. My husband recognized them right away as something he played with as a boy. She goes on to say that these were collected on one of her walks and that she enjoys expressing what is currently happening in nature on her postcards. The other side had the most delicate viola.

Thank you so much Felicity, I love my card. I am guessing that you use colored pencil and some watercolor, am I right???

11 comments:

Katherine Tyrrell said...

What lovely colours! I can see Felicity is moving ever closer to that Botanical Diploma course! :)

Albrecht Rissler said...

I am a great admirer of Felicities art. I love the charm of these drawings/watercolors, the high technical quality and the admiration for nature, which is expressed through those small great art pieces. Congratulation Felicity! Happy you Desiree...

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

A beautiful card Felicity.. it brings back lovely memories for me too...those helicopters!
Ronelle

Robyn said...

Breath-taking! I'm lost for words except to say - I'm so impatient to get a beautiful botanical postcard from Felicity.

Charlene Brown said...

I wonder if anyone else felt incredibly wistful when they saw these tiny perfect helicopters? It seems that there always used to be more time to watch them as they pirouetted all the way to the ground…

Bridget Hunter said...

These are such lovely studies. What a lovely card to own.

vivien said...

beautiful - and yes, you really should do the Botanical Illustration Diploma Felicity.

Felicity said...

Thank you all for the lovely words! No age limit to playing with helicopters! ;)

Desiree, it was the other way round - watercolours with a few touches of coloured pencils!

Cathy Gatland said...

Exquisite studies of seeds and leaves Felicity, they look as if they could fly right off that card!

Liz Steel said...

beautiful card Felicity - I can't wait for my card so I can study your stunning work up close!

Alison Staite said...

Wow Felicity, what fantastic colour work! Your watercolour skills are really shining!

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