Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Story


 The Gift, panel B, collage/acrylic, 24 x 36
Elizabeth W. Seaver

In days gone by (way by) a gentleman, smitten by the woman of his dreams, wished to shower her with presents.  In those days, a lady did not accept presents from just anyone, but, as it happened, and to his delight, she returned his affections.  

To mark the occasion of their betrothal, they strolled together to nearby gardens where local vendors hawked their wares.  There, he helped her select a new parasol to keep the sun off of her fancy bonnet.

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This is the second panel of a two panel painting.  Why I started with him and not her, I cannot tell you.  She will be facing him with a third parasol, and her painting will be on the left of the one you see here. 

Here are a couple of progress pictures:






I'm going to let him sit and percolate while I begin on the companion painting.  Then I can see what adjustments might need to be made. 

It's nice to be back to work.

22 comments:

Kim said...

Ohh, nice! I love the composition and your colour scheme!

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Oh Elizabeth...FUN color scheme...and a wonderful story...JUST what I needed on this afternoon of strange things...I was like a little kid...when I saw your title..."Oooohhhh A story...FUN"...thanks...HE is coming along beautifully...bravo!!

Country Mouse Studio said...

Love him and can't wait to see her

Cathyann said...

I am loving this Elizabeth....great imagination!

bricarwaller said...

I love the colors, this really caught my eye. Can't wait to see the girl:)

Brad Gailey said...

I don't know kiddo. I have an easier time with models looking to my left than to my right, go figure.

Brad

Celeste Bergin said...

he is a very charming suitor

Andrew Finnie said...

Great work Elizabeth, thankyou for showing us the process. It's great to see how you produce your work

Megha Chhatbar said...

I am always amazed to see your paintings. Beautiful composition and the colors. I loved the subject as well...:)

mariapacewynters said...

WOW! Can't wait to see these three! I love this love story!

Kerri Settle said...

I can't wait to see how these turn out, I already adore their story. I love the variety of greens you're going with.

Dana Cooper said...

I love your sense of whimsy Elizabeth, wonderful!!

Gwen Bell said...

You paint the most wonderfully whimsical subjects. This gentleman looks like he has a whopper of a story! Just terrific, Elizabeth!

Gary Keimig said...

I like it Elizabeth. Great job.
Thanks for your comment on my blog.

Dorothy said...

I love it! The color scheme is very warm and appealing. The story, as always, is charming. You really are the talented daughter!!

Artist said...

cute! i love the different tones of green in the body!

Leslie Brier, Brier Design Studio said...

I love the colors. It has the look of one of those antique botanical prints, until you look closer at the whimsical subject matter!

A Brush with Color said...

Love this guy--great job on him! Someone's having fun!

Anudeepa Kadiresan said...

Very nice Elizabeth,You have your own signature in every painting,no need to say this is Elizabeth's...
Beautiful..

Ron Morrison said...

Whimsical theme, I am a big fan of inventive fun painting...

Vivian said...

Could this charming story and adorable painting be a prelude to the production of that children's book in your future?

David Larson Evans said...

Excellent, I have added you to my new blog list.