Saturday, September 25, 2010

Illustration Friday: Old Fashioned

 The Gift, Panel A of Two Panels, collage/acrylic
Elizabeth W. Seaver


I am re-running a fairly recent painting because it is my entry for this week's theme.  It may surprise you to know that there is a story associated with this lady.

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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.

25 comments:

Joe's blog said...

I love it. Fantastic.
:-)

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hey, thanks, Joe! Boy that was fast. I just put it up.

Jill Bergman said...

She is a very fancy lady with very fancy bonnet! I like her a lot.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Jill: You are right--she's a lady right down to the tip of her high-top boots! Thanks so much for leaving a comment!

Nicola said...

Hi there, thanks for your visit, I love this piece such an elegant lady too!!! :0) your work is beautiful I really love your use of bright colours and your characters are gorgeous :0) I especially loved your hippo picture, it's gorgeous!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Thanks for joining my blog, Nicola, and I'm so glad you like my characters. I enjoyed your blog as well and look forward to seeing more of it.

Jeanette said...

Your characters and the stories behind them fit so well. This lady is a treat to behold.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Jeanette: I'm glad you like her. Thanks for stopping by!

Crystal Cook said...

That is just so cool :) So happy and bright!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Crystal: Thanks! I appreciate your taking the time to visit and comment.

Lori Bonanni said...

Wonderful painting and story!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Lori! Thanks so much. I'm glad you like them both.

Country Mouse Studio said...

She's beautiful with a very fitting story :O)

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Carole! Thanks so much.

Bethanie Murguia said...

Hi Elizabeth! I love your strutting bird and parasol...thanks for pointing me in your direction.

k.h.whitaker said...

this is very cute :)

-Don said...

Your works and your words are always so delightful and inspiring. Beautiful.

-Don

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Bethanie: I really love your work too, and am so glad to stopped by for a visit.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, K.H.: I found your work through IF and I'm so glad I did. Thanks for coming to look and read on my site.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hey, Don! I so appreciate your words of wisdom and support. Thanks for your regular visits here.

Duncan said...

Very elegant, love those high top boots and the curly pink feathers.
Thanks for comment.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Duncan! Thanks for becoming my newest follower. I appreciate your comments and I hope you'll be back.

I love your illustrations of pigs. They make me laugh. You have such a cool sense of the ridiculous.

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, EXCELLENT! You have such fantastic birds, and I LOOOOOOVE your ostrich with the cherry on top. But this little gal delights me in every way as well. Brilliant, the pages for her head. And are those not the greatest pink boots??? Wish my legs were that skinny. :)

Jack Foster said...

This is so wonderful Elizabeth! Love the colors and composition! Your blog is Fantastic! Love your birdies!!

Oh Sew Nice said...

I love this and all of your art work. It was an honor to meet you and talk with you this afternoon!