Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sharing a favorite artist

I thought I would share one of my favorite artists, Paul de Longpre. I do not own any of his painting ( couldn't afford one), but I just love his gorgeous realistic looking flowers...so much like a photograph. I have a lovely book about his art and his life, and these are a few pictures from it. I believe a couple of his pansy paintings have been turned into cross stitch charts. Thanks for sharing with me. Till next time.

Nikki













3 comments:

Kim said...

Very pretty paintings.

Chrissy Kulp said...

What is the book with the print Yellow and Purple Pansies? I notice Spanierman Gallery 1894 on the opposite page. I have this print, and would be interested in more information.

Nikki said...

Chrissy,

All these pictures are from the same book ( green cover above), called The Life and Art of Paul de Longpre by Nancy C. Hall. I bought it from the Irvine California Museum where they had an exhibit of some of his paintings.