Friday, September 16, 2011

Hot Off the Presses

Hot Off the Presses, acrylic, 12 x 12
Elizabeth W. Seaver

(Do I need to remind you all that the title refers to the old-fashioned communication form, the newspaper, which is printed on big, rolling presses?) 

I really refer to the neighborhood grapevine--gossip which grows and spreads like the proverbial weeds.  A tidbit must be passed on as quickly as possible, only savored later, usually in excruciating detail, over the garden fence, or perhaps with a cup of tea.  And, the less that is known for fact, then the more must be speculated, thereby giving greater satisfaction to the gossipers.

In this case, the striped one can actually say that a little bird told her, and then endeavor not to be a snake in the grass!

Sorry.  Couldn't resist.


martinealison said...

La belle rencontre de l'oiseau et du ver...
Une illustration qui aurait plu à Monsieur Jean de la Fontaine.
Il s'en serait emparé pour en écrire une fable.
Gros bisous

Carrie Waller Watercolors said...

Such a fun series of paintings:)

Dorothy said...

I love it! Your descriptions and stories make an already beautiful painting come alive!

Carole Barkett said...

I agree the stories are so fun

Carole Barkett said...

I somehow missed this one. Love it and the colors too

-Don said...

You know it's a juicy story when the bird would forego a delicious juicy worm to pass it along... How fun!


Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

This is SOOOOOO gosh Darn CUTE!!! How fabulous. I love the colors and the composition of the page. Wonderful work indeed. Thanks so much for your kind words as well. Thanks ,