Paper Flowers 8"x10" acrylic on wood
This young Russian girl poses in front of a floral wallpaper (ergo her paper flowers). She and her pet white mouse sit amoung the Leucojum Vernum flowers (also known by its other name "Spring Snowflakes").
Since I knew from the first sketch what country I wanted her to hail from, I carefully researched flowers that are native to Russia. These little beauties caught my eye, and in my humble opinion look somewhat similar to our Lily of the Valley.
Her meek mouse might be timid, but he's the best of companions. Plus he knows a few handy little tricks she's taught him. Amoung his many skills are climbing a ladder and ringing a bell.
You can pick her up in the shop!
I have plans for a companion piece to her, and she just might become part of a larger series over the next few months.
We'll have to wait and see!