Saturday, January 10, 2009

Illustration Friday: Contained

My grandmother's 'pocketbook' contained everything a young girl thought was necessary: a sharp pencil, a small blank tablet of paper, chewing gum, and often a piece or two of peppermint.
The topic for IF this week is contained, so I did a small oil sketch of this old leather purse, which reminds me of Grandma's pocketbook. As a grandmother myself now, I try to contain things in my purse that will entertain my grandchildren when they are with me. As a child I was easily entertained. Fortunately, my grandchildren also love blank pages and drawing pencils. And they love occasional peppermints.

We are home from a night away in the mountains. Here is a sample of what we did there:

10 comments:

indigene said...

I loved my Granny's pocketbook, so full of surprises, gum and peppermint! What a great image!

Lucy Autrey Wilson said...

Beautiful painting & idea of a purse as container + your tapestries are wonderful.

cathyjune said...

Beautiful painting & nice sentiment for the subject.

Valerie Lorimer said...

This is lovely! And your post brought back memories of my grandmother's purse which always seem to be bottomless...like Mary Poppins bag. It just made me smile.

CharlieCreek said...

nice little oil, and nice to see the medium used on an IF challenge.

mdsol said...

Lovely!
:))

ellis.illus said...

nice piece indeed! i first thought it to be a watercolour *myapologies*

K Spoering said...

It does look more like a watercolor than my oils usually look! Thats because I had a really wild underpainting on the canvas (created by 'cleaning my brushes on it previously) and I wanted some of it to show through, so I did paint a bit thinnly.

Jaimie said...

Lovely! I can almost feel the softness of the old leather.

theartofpuro said...

Lovely illo