Sunday, January 20, 2019

Au Revoir

Ah, friends, it has been too long and I hope you are well!
I've had an interesting year filled with new discoveries, adventures,
a bit of sadness - but such is life and I'm better for it.
I do think it's time to retire this blog space, Golly Bard's Drawing Room,
 but it holds so many fond memories and I can't bear to completely abandon it.
So, it will remain as an archive for the foreseeable future
and you can find me on instagram, facebook, pinterest, and if you so choose, 
subscribe to my NEWSLETTER on my website for the latest news from 
my studio and my garden. I will share new paintings, shop updates,
special sales, and all that kind of goodness! 
Thank you all for being here for me all these years. 
It's been a dream. Au revoir.
xo, Holly 

Monday, November 27, 2017

Shop Update

I added a few new painting to my shop this weekend.
Small watercolor works on paper: hand lettering, silhouettes, and wintry botanicals.
Take a peek and enjoy 25% off everything in my shop today!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Studio: New Paintings

I hope you all had a wonderful summer!
I took a break from blogging but I hope to be back more frequently.
I just updated my shop with a few new watercolor paintings.
I've been experimenting a bit with color and form and patterns.
The funny little settee in the willow room painting features my
garden silhouettes fabric available through spoonflower.
Take a peek if you have a chance.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Studio: New Paintings

A collection of new watercolor paintings in my shop.
I've been enjoying the contrast of deep dark blues and lots of gold gouache.
Shimmering works on paper inspired by Whistler's Peacock Room and Mughal miniatures.

Friday, May 12, 2017


Sunflowers four ways. 
It's been raining for days. They skies are grey which I usually love,
perfect painting light. However, it's damp and cold for a May day, 
I'm not so patiently waiting for the sun to shine.
It seems my palette is slightly weather dependent, hence the moody blues.
I'll have a small shop update next week with new watercolor paintings.
Have a great weekend all.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Birds in Repose

Birds surrounded by garlands of marigolds.
Trying to approach things with a looser hand.
Two new large watercolor paintings in my Etsy shop 
which now offers guest checkout, no need to create an account!
Have a great weekend all!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Satin Bowerbird

I started this painting a long time ago and never finished it.
Usually I give up and move on but this week I decided to work on it again.
I find Bowerbirds fascinating. They are quite organized collectors.
Apparently, the Satin Bowerbird prefers blue. Who can blame him? Don't we all?
He presents his bounty in little piles, artfully arranged to woo his lady love.
It's quite romantic when you think about it. 
This watercolor painting measures 18 x 24 inches.
I just added him to my shop.