Wednesday, 4 February 2009
This is homework for Purplecoo, I don't always get around to doing it, (I am such a bad pupil) but I could not resist this task which was to choose five favourite paintings.
It was so very very hard to choose just five. I love so many. It is a bit like being asked to choose a favourite author or a favourite book (that is also impossible).
My cottage is full of pictures, a lot feature rural scenes and/or children funnily enough, many have cottages in them.
The first, 'There's Always Tomorrow' by Betsy Cameron is a current favourite. I have crazes for images in the same way as I do for songs. I seem to go for 'back view' images of people, I like photos of back views too; I feel they have more to say somehow.
The second one, Flowers on the Windowsill is by Carl Larsson of course. I adore all his paintings.
The last three are by Paul Henry. Blasket Island, The Watcher (another back view) and Achill Head. I could have posted five or even all of Paul Henry's pictures but that would maybe have been a bit boring for you. If I ever won the lottery I would love to own one or two of his.
The current header picture by the way is Frances MacDonald McNair's Girl and Butterflies
Well I hope you like them. I will post a few more of my much-loved in future, maybe one at a time when I blog.
Bye for now,