March 23, 2012

The Red Queen of Hearts

Here is another of my recent paintings I have been waiting to share with you! The Red Queen of Hearts has arrived in the shoppe!

 The Red Queen of Hearts 8x10
I have never thought of the Queen of Hearts as being all spit and fire. I suspect that she could have her regal moments as well, where she could even be considered sweet. This is such a time, and it leaves us forgiving all of the random bouts of "Off with their head!"
Here the queen is posed with her flamingo mallet during a rousing game of croquet! Her cheeks slightly flushed from the passion of the sport. If he were my flamingo I should think I would call him Floyd, but that's just me.

I hope everyone is thoroughly enjoying spring in all its glory! The daffodils have bloomed early here, this weather is unheard of for our part of Michigan. We have been setting records for warm weather in March. It almost makes me want to break out our croquet set! 
 As you can see the Queen of Hearts has beat me to it and already has hers out.

It's a lovely start to a splendid spring!

March 20, 2012

The White Rabbit

I have crawled so far down into the rabbit hole for this series that I had completely forgotten to pop up for air and the occasional blog post! I've been so busy working on some new paintings that I just can't wait to share with you!

 Here is the latest installment in the Down the Rabbit-Hole series now available in the shop!

The White Rabbit print 8x10

I can see why Alice would follow this little fella down into his hole, where she would stumble into Wonderland for the first time! The White Rabbit was not only another brilliant character in Lewis Carroll's Wonderland but he was also essentially the portal into it. Because of that I have been searching since childhood for a white rabbit of my own. I love his little red double breasted pea coat and four polished gold buttons. A single coral rose is romantically tucked through a buttonhole, making him quite a picture. Of course an antique gold pocket watch rests in the palm of his agitated little white hand. I made sure to paint it in so he can observe the time and fuss over it. While painting him, I couldn't help but wonder how many other little rabbit holes he might have hidden away somewhere!

I just can't get over that little pea coat!

A Happy Tuesday to you!