Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

'Flowers on the Window Sill'
Watercolor on paper, 1895

"Cozy Corner'
Watercolor on paper, 1895

Carl Larsson 1853-1919, 'A Home', series


Karen Gill said...


Dorothy L said...

So pretty and warm.
Can I move in :)
Have a very nice day!

Barack Obama said...

looks so nice!

Shinade said...

Oh my Amy these are wonderful. You are so very talented.

I know how very difficult the medium of watercolor is to work in.

You are a master!!


Ryan@Cool Dad Central said...

cool. those pictures have a lot of warmth w/ the use of watercolors.

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Karen, Carl Larsson is one of my favorite artists!!

Dorothy, I would like to move in as well...yes, very, very warm..:))

Barak Obama...I am guessing it's not really you (that would be nice, however!!), but, thank DOES look nice!

Jackie, I wish I could take credit for these gorgeous paintings, but Carl Larsson was the AMAZING artist who painted these beautiful watercolors. I changed the spacing on the blog to make that clearer!!!

Hey Ryan, Cool Dad..lots of warmth...very cozy...agreed!!

Azure Islands Designs said...

Lovely watercolors,such intricate detail...cosy!


Christy DeKoning said...

Carl Larsson is one of my absolute favorite watercolor artists. I highly recommend a visit to the official website of Carl & Karin Larsson for a lovely tour of their home and gallery.
Thanks for sharing today Amy!

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Heather, I LOVE LOVE LOVE Carl Larsson...

Chrsity Gal, gee, so NOT surprised that Larsson is one of your absolute favorite he is mine...just magnificent, thoughtful, delicate, controlled, romantic interpretation of his life...thank you for posting the link...I have hooked everything up so people can get there...:)))

ixela said...

Simply adorable Amy!... great find!

Marian Fortunati said...

No words needed!

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Thank you glad you liked!!! sentiments exactly...lovey work from you as well!!

Shinade said...

Hi Amy,
I am glad you enjoyed the ducks. thanks for dropping by!!

Happy weekend!!:-)

Sandi said...

just beautiful!

Kim said...

delightful work Amy..
he is quite a master of detail!!
beautiful subjects too !!
I'll check out his work...
I'm such a fan of water colour... :) :)
have a lovely Sunday :-X

onerr said...

Nice blog.. Droppint EC


Triz Designs said...

these are beautiful!!!!

Secondary Roads said...

Beauty that transports one to a different time and a different place. Makes one want to be there.

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Kim, he WAS a MASTER water colorist...I want to just walk into his paintings and stay a while w/ his family...:))) Hope you had a lovely Sunday as well...hugs!

Thank you onerr!!!

Triz, I hope that you've you checked out his web site...his work lives on over a century later...that surely speaks volumes..

Secondary Roads...I agree, as I said to Kim, I would just loved to BE THERE...very beautiful indeed!!

OilGirl said...

Oh, my mom gave me the card with the little girl watering plants for my birthday. It is my favorite!
Jen at Oils For Wellness

Amy Lilley Designs said...

OilGirl...I have that picture in a's my favorite as well!!!

Walk in the Woods said...

Lovely images. :)

GrottoGirl said...

Wow, these are really lovely.

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Walk in the Woods...Carl Larsson is one of my favorite artists...amazing talent, and timeless!!

Hey Grotto Girl, glad that you like them!!!

Liz said...

So lovely

Bernard J Rossi said...

Amy, Wow! These are just amazing works. I love them and they inspire me to write.


Bernard J Rossi said...

A little thing I wrote today inspired by cozy corner, but only if you want it.

Balls of fluff and their hidey holes

It was just a ball of fluff on the horizon but it looked like fun somehow
There was a scent in the air and it was coming from that direction
My senses went wild, my nose went up and my tail followed
Then it moved
Self-preservation ruled over instinct in that moment,
I wanted to eat without fuss tonight
She was nowhere in sight though
Nobody was telling me no
Instinct kicked in and my legs were moving
Taking me faster than the speed of light toward the ball of fluff
In my rush I forgot to keep quiet and the creature heard me coming
It was quick
The ball jumped more than ran and it swerved from side to side
As if that would worry me
The chase was on and I was winning
It disappeared over the top of the hill, and then I was on the ridge.
To my left, weaving between rocks I caught the light brown movement
Within striking distance
Long strides carried me over the surface and I was on his tail
What a funny tail, more like a little stick on cotton ball really
Not whippy and sleek like mine
He swerved to the right and then to left as my paws reached out for him
Then he was gone
As quick as he had appeared he had vanished again
The ground was thick with odours, many like him but not quite the same.
Then I found the one I was searching for and followed it
It led to a hole, big enough for my paw but not much more.
For hours I searched the hills
There were many holes like the one that had swallowed my prey but nothing of the strange creature
Tomorrow just after dawn I will be back in the hope of another encounter
Maybe this time the hole will be too far away for him
For now though, I must return home
She will be waiting
Wanting to pat me
Calling my name
Then just before dark she will feed me from a tin
Life is simpler that way
But first I will sleep with my head and body on the stripped rug
While the cool floor revives my legs and feet
Her discarded shoes will be close enough for me to feel the safety of her scent
She will join me and maybe she will read
We have been here a while and we know our place
And mine is not on the tempting blue and white stripped rug that covers the couch
This is home
I would not have it any other way

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Bernard...I just left a comment on your blog...I LOVE what you wrote from the inspiration you received from 'Cozy Corner'...absolutely WONDERFUL!!!! all the best to you...:)))

The Muse said...

Hi there sweetness :)...these both speak to the designer in me!
True classics :)

kml said...

I would love to have a cozy corner that looked like this! Beautiful!

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Hiya Ms. Muse...yes, Carl Larsson's wife had quite the designers touch...I would move right in...:)))

Kathy, I know...take me there!!!