Sunday, 12 June 2011

Felicity's Curiosities

a maple curiosity - a watercolour painting on a postcard by Felicity Grace

As I was packing to go to France, I received a delightful postcard from Felicity Grace (Felicity's Philosophies and Other Curiosities).

One of the things I like so very much about this project is how people choose subject matter particular to them and also related to the person who's receiving the card

Felicity Grace knows how much I enjoy botanical art and her postcard for me is a delightful painting of a maple twig.  I love interesting leaves and these are gorgeous.

I'm not sure what she's painted on but it's a lovely warm buff coloured card with little crimson red flecks in - which reminds me of the papers which incorporate petals and leaves. 

She says
Hi Katherine

At this time of year I should be drawing something bursting into life, but this dried up maple twig is what caught my eye.  Below are Acquilegia seed heads from my garden...... 
Acquilegia seed heads from Felicity's garden
The Jet d"Eau in Geneva
and on the envelope, the Jet d'Eau - something "Geneva" for you

Hope you have a fabulous time in Provence!


All the best Felicity
The sketch on the envelope was so effective I thought it was something that had been printed and done specially for people sending envelopes from Geneva!

I'm sat here writing this in London - while having a break from the panic associated with packing and generally getting ready for a long drive across France.

By the time this publishes I should be sat in the sun with Robyn enjoying  the view from our temporary home in the Vaucluse.

I didn't get a sketch done before I left so whoever is getting my sketch in June will definitely be getting a postcard sketch from Provence!

5 comments:

vivien said...

Felicity, this is absolutely beautiful! the composition and the eye for detail. And the back and envelope are delightful. You have such a lovely delicate touch.

Bridget Hunter said...

I agree - its a beautiful card. What glorious colours that all work so well together and such a simple but very effective composition.

Desiree said...

OMG this is just amazing, it looks as if I could just pick it up off of the paper. So beautiful!

Albrecht Rissler said...

Felicity - You are a great artist!!! And so generous to send such masterpieces around the world.

A Brush with Color said...

I love Felicity's postcard--wow! Just stunning!

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