Cheerful and Colorful Paintings

Cheerful and Colorful Paintings in Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media and Collage

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Once Upon a Time

10"x 8" acrylic on watercolor paper, no frame or mat, in the FWCAC Show during December.
Once upon a time…Don’t you love stories that begin with these lines? I do. I watched the DVD, “Miss Potter”, last night and read my worn copy of “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” from The Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter (with her original illustrations). As an elementary librarian, this best selling book was a favorite to share with children and is still a “jolly” good read. It’s partly cloudy this morning with scattered thunderstorms predicted – a little like Beatrix’s London? So why not title my recent painting “Once Upon a Time” – reminiscent of flowers gathered in the Hill Top garden? As artists we share Miss Potter’s love of watercolor and sketchbook journaling. The painting is an 8” x 10” acrylic on watercolor paper and maybe I should have included a little brass button by the vase. May your day include the delightful supper that Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail shared - bread and milk and blackberries.


Sarah's Nonsense said...

Your paintings are beautiful. I have to admit that when I watched Miss Potter, I was immediately intrigued by the intro showing her painting with her watercolors. It's such a great way to express yourself. I envy you and Miss Potter both for your ability to put your thoughts down on paper with paint!

Elizabeth Taylor said...

I'm so sorry I missed seeing that movie when it came out in the theater. The story of Peter Cottontail with Flopsy and Mopsy was one of the books my children most loved to hear. Beautiful job on the painting, NS.

Pcasso said...

Your paintings look wondeful on your page. Thank you for sharing with me and everyone.

Connie Michael said...

Nancy Standlee, Canvas by Canvas Blogger Babe! What a neat entry. Love the painting, too. Now I want to go read Peter Cottontail and look at Beatrix Potter's watercolor journals. Thanks for sharing.