Sep 18, 2009

Welcoming - finished

"Welcoming" | watercolor, ink, acrylic | 2009

As I sat inking and painting this piece I thought of Beatrix Potter. I have always adored her work and her stories. About a year ago I watched the film created to tell her story and fell even more in love with her work. Whether her personality was as whimsical as the movie made it out to be, or not, I like to think it was. It shows in her work, and as one who illustrates the imaginary as well, we tend to be animated and whimsical. I hold her as one of the stars I look up to when created illustrations for children, especially those with animals.

I'm pleased with how this piece turned out. And even tho it's finishing touches weren't done in time for Illustration Friday, I'm glad to have finished it today. :)


Carmen Medlin said...

A beautiful scene! Very welcoming, indeed, to have a warm bright place to go to out of the cold. I adore Beatrix as well :) and I LOVED that movie.

Bella Sinclair said...

Awww, this is SO reminiscent of Beatrix Potter. Fantastic watercolor, and I like the shift in wind direction. I also loved the colors you've used here.

I'm thinking of getting an Epson printer. Glad to hear you're happy with yours.

Sunny said...

Wow, this is so warm, beautiful and pleasant. I want to go into a nice cozy tree house like this~:)

I have to say I heart Beatrix Potter as well. what a legendary lady! and I did fell in love w/ that movie,too.