Thursday, May 23, 2013

Magnolia

via here

Magnolia
oil on panel

By American artist, born of French parents, John La Farge
(1835-1910)
via here
Painter, stained glass maker, decorator and writer...for a fascinating look into this artist's inspiration see his sketchbooks here.  A collection held by the Yale University Art Gallery...from his journey to the South Seas in August of 1890.  

The website design and interactivity alone worth a look.  Pencil on paper, art in simplest form...brilliantly presented with today's technology.

JOHN LA FARGE'S
1890-1891





Like that in the La Farge's painting...a single magnolia blossom floating in a bowl of water.  



Picked this morning, it's already starting to fall apart.  Its beauty matched only by it fragility.  







6 comments:

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Beautiful! Both the magnolia flower and your vignette!
And how are M and M? Are they out of school?
xo
Loi

Jennifer C. Webb said...

thanks Loi. The girls are out of school and counting the hours until the pool opens on Sat....I am counting calories until then.

Can't wait to see the Southern Living shoot!

Anonymous said...

That last photo is amazing...you are getting SO good!
xo
MK

Jennifer C. Webb said...

no MK...I just got a better camera ha

pve design said...

An enormous magnolia tree grew in front of my Aunt Mary's yard on 2nd street in Louisville. I believe it is still there but she used to complain about "what a mess" those blossoms made.
It is one of my favorite flowers and what kind of better camera did you get?
pve

Jennifer C. Webb said...

Patricia....my Grandmother had a beautiful tree that she also said made a mess. Went for a visit once and she had had it cut down!!!

Just upgraded my Nikon...D5100. My husband's department...very happy with his selection.

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