Tuesday, 24 May 2011

A pause in a wild spring garden: a postcard from Pat to Ronell.

Sometimes words aren't necessary to describe beauty. It should be left to be silently admired by each beholder.

...a pause in a wild spring garden...
acrylics and ink on watercolor paper, 12.8x17.6cm
For me, who loves "story painting", this beautiful card by Pat says it all: A pause in her wild spring garden.

Pat, who is a professional gardener among other things, captured so much of the exuberant energy and optimism of this moment with her brush and acrylics... and the poppies, of which the seeds simply came from her spice rack, call us by name out to our own gardens!

A detail of the thick luscious strokes of the acrylics on her poppies and the watery colors melting into one another to form the background. Great skill and comprehension of perspective and depth of field.
...detail...


Thank you for such a special card Pat!

10 comments:

Papierflieger said...

Holy crap, Pat I want one too...!!!

Katherine Tyrrell said...

This is sooooooo gorgeous Pat

You do realise you've now set a standard - I want one too! :)

I absolutely love the pen worked on top of the paint and the textures of the poppies.

Bridget Hunter said...

Love this joyful, colourful, happy card!

Happy Little Trees Studio said...

This is so beautiful! My peonies are about that color are are just starting to open. Just lovely!

Liz Steel said...

sigh! yes this is very beautiful indeed!!! love love love!!!

vivien said...

so loose and so well observed and so much atmospher! luscious!

Robyn said...

Spectacular!!!!! Oh Pat, add me to the request list too please. I had to wait to get to my big computer to see the full wonder of this gorgeous card. Congratulations. I'm totally blown away.

LOL, Martin. :)

Pat said...

Thank you all, I was afraid to mail it because it was so in your face painting. But this flower is an 'in your face' kind of flower.

Martin, I am still chuckling. Very funny.

Desiree said...

Pat this is so beautiful, I can picture them in you garden! I like the Holy Crap comment Martin!! LOL It says it all.

Alison Staite said...

Wow - This jumps off the page! Gorgeous!

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