Friday, February 1, 2008

"Passed" Art Form of the Day~Conversations

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!


Lana said...

Suzanne, the little girls with the birdcage and bird is perfect! Perfect for my home that is, lol!

Tweetums said...

I love the silohette of the little girl and the bunny. Too cute!

the feathered nest said...

Hi Suzanne, both silhouette's are great! I really like the one with the bird!


Miss Maddie's said...

They are so dainty and delightful.I think silhouettes allow one's imagination to wander.The individual can look upon them and visualize the color of the eyes, the tilt of the nose and the rosy red cheeks...
I agree with Lana they'd look great at my place!
XO Susan

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Suzanne, I love silhouettes and especially yours, they are beautiful. I also love that sweet painting of a bunny, what an adorable little guy.

SweetAnnee said...

Your work is always so lovely!

Lorraine said...

I just love your silhouettes!!:o)

Bluejean Primitives said...

So cute but classic also! A+ again Miss Suzanne!

Ok... I want to know more about the bunny painting at the top left of your blog.

Plain-n-Simple! said...

I love the silhoette of the little girls and I love the painting of the bunny, too!!!! Fantastic!!!!!!!!


Christine LeFever said...

All so very sweet and lovely!