TDIPT Mercantile has been updated for the 1st of February. Harriette (thank you, Christine), from the "Hare's Hair" post below will be offered, as well as, two bunny-themed paintings. One of which is a conversation, or "conversation piece silhouette". These silhouettes usually showed a family at home in perhaps a parlor, with their personal items, such as chairs, tables, and rugs. The silhouette captured the family in a more intimate setting. Here is a wonderful site that describes these silhouettes, as well as gives a history of painted silhouettes:
Shades and Shadow Pictures
The "conversational piece silhouette" (and I use the term "loosely" to describe the one I painted!), entitled "Bunny Garden", is my own design and pictures a garden scene of a little girl growing bunnies and veggies! Perhaps she is "conversing" with the bunnies?
The other silhouette will be on Ebay sometime this week when TDIPT has a group launch. This conversational piece silhouette is based on a silhouette by Augustin Edouart (1789-1861).
Thank you all for your encouraging comments about Harriette...they were very much appreciated.
Have a warm weekend....we've had two snowstorms this week, and expect another to hit on Saturday. I suppose that means I'll have more painting time!