Thursday, October 27, 2011
Even though it has been a while since I read Northanger Abbey, a few months at least, I have been inspired by it a lot lately. I have wanted to paint a completely black and white painting for a long time, because it is fun to show the transparency of fabric on black background, so Miss Morland's gown was born. I do not know why in my mind Catherine always wears spotted muslin, but it seems that almost every paitning I have done of her, with an exception or two, has her in some sort of a spotted gown. Just like Elizabeth Bennet in my mind always wears green or brown and gold, and Marianne Dashwood yellow with blue sprigs. This particular gown has tiny gold dots I applied with an ink pen and a gold necklace to go with it as well.
The pink painting is just a confection in my mind, some sort of dress pastry. I must have been craving an eclair while working.
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Saturday, October 22, 2011
Here is the little conversation block I have been working on for the last week. To be completely honest, it did not turn out as cute as I thought it would, but I have three more laying in my craft closet, and I hope to get them done soon. And a couple of miniatures, I came along those pretty little frames and could picture the project in my head right away, I hope someone will enjoy getting them for Christmas.http://www.etsy.com/listing/84418441/mrdarcy-and-elizabeth-bennet-miniature
Posted by Masha Laurence at 12:57 PM
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
I have been working on something different for the past few days, I hope to finish it tomorrow, so come back for a peek.
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Saturday, October 15, 2011
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Thursday, October 13, 2011
Today a card from my shop got featured in this very unusual treasury on Etsy.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Henry and Catherine of Northanger Abbey, married and living at Woodston, are the inspiration for this watercolor. Henry, in his shirt and waistcoat (unlike my other, more formally attired heroes) is reading one of Mrs.Radcliffe's horrid works over Catherine's shoulder.
Posted by Masha Laurence at 3:15 PM
Monday, October 3, 2011
I had this tree hanging around my house for a year and did not know what to do with it. J.A. quotes, decoupage, platimum paint, muslin ribbon, lace and some sequins made for a good way to spend an afternoon. I love painting most, but working with other mediums is very satisfying as well.
Posted by Masha Laurence at 7:47 AM