Friday, April 16, 2010

Maidenhair

These little maidenhair ferns will be in my shop soon.
It has been a busy few days and 
I'm looking forward to the weekend.

The Middleburg Spring Races are this weekend.
I can't wait to spend the day outside,
 picnic with friends and family,
and photograph the weird and wonderful taxidermy 
that often graces the table at such events.

16 comments:

Hajnalka Cserháti, Ojni said...

Little gift for you! :)

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Priya said...

Amazing paintings. I can't believe someone actually painted these and so beautifully too. I always thought them 'difficult'to draw, but seeing your pictures inspires me to give it a shot :)

holly aka golly said...

Ojni, Thank you for my gift! Such beautiful work!

Priya, Thank you! Yes, give it a shot!

Have a lovely weekend!

Hajnalka Cserháti, Ojni said...

Did you have enough patience for see it? I like his message.

blue china studio said...

Oh how beautiful! The maidenhair fern is my favorite and this looks like an actual one is laying on the paper.

Have a fun weekend outing!

holly aka golly said...

Ojni, I loved it! Yes, it was a beautiful, very poignant story. Very touching.

Jacilyn, Thank you. It does look like that! The real fern is not actually touching the paper.

waltzingmatilda said...

may I just tell you how much I ADORE your work? So much talent, joy to the eye and soul, thank you so much!

holly aka golly said...

Thank you Waltzingmatilda! So very kind of you to say! I hope you will visit again!

Laura said...

holly this is so wonderful. and the positioning of the potted maidenhair fern over the drawing is genius. beautiful.

caramela said...

Beautiful Holly! Have fun on your day out !
Annamaria xx

holly aka golly said...

Thank you dearest Laura and Annamaria, I did have fun yesterday! It was very windy, but we had great fun and I picked the winning horse in the last race! His name was Brands Hatch.

shari @ little blue deer said...

How did I miss a blog that posts dinosaur bones and weird taxidermy? Wow! Your paintings are lovely, and I'm a new follower!

holly aka golly said...

Hi Shari! Thank you so much! Glad you found me! Have a lovely day!

gretchenmist said...

it's beautiful! hoping you had a fun day :)

sophie munns said...

Oh I do love these wonderful paintings of maiden hair fern! I was also made very curious by your reference to taxidermy on the table!
Lovely to find your excellent blog!

La Chapa said...

I know I am years late with this comment, but I can't resist mentioning how much I adore this picture. Maidenhair has always been one of my favorite plants, and you have captured its delicate beauty so perfectly.