Monday, September 10, 2007
New Admiration: Vintage Postcards
Recently while searching for inspiration for painting, I became instantly taken with vintage postcards, more specifically Holiday Greeting Postcards. The images on these little treasures are so sweet and each one is a work of art. The style of painting for these cards; cherub-faced children, little girls in aprons and dresses, little ones in bonnets and mary janes, young boys in trousers and two-toned shoes, is so endearing,..... I just had to paint one, or two. Holiday Greeting Postcards were printed in the 1930's and many artist from all over the world contributed their talents.
Here is one of my paintings using these vintage cards as inspiration. This one (on the left) has a new home, but
I've painted another that will be available on The Primitive Gathering the 15th of this month. For now, here is just a peek.
(Vintage prints courtesy of Dover