The theme for the challenge in the WNW watercolour group this month is "still life". So I decided to paint some of the dolls I have knocking around, something I've been meaning to do for a while. The baby doll was one I found when out walking the dog, many years ago - she has no arms or legs and her eyes are a bit wonky, so that endeared her to me. The middle one is a "Jem" doll - bought for me by a friend back in the 80's, she was a "Pop Star" doll - her ear-rings light up and flash. The final one is something I found when clearing my Nan's house after she passed away. It was going to be thrown out so I saved it, hideous though it is. It looks sort of Chinese, but where it came from and why is a mystery. They all look so happy and jolly, like they are sharing a joke!
ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING SFA - small format art "Fuchsia - Fancy Frills"
by Jillian Crider on heavy archival watercolor paper.
image size 5.5" x 6"
The painting is extended onto the mat. The mat is part of the painting.
matted size 11" x 11.5"
"This artwork is from 1993 when I created a series of fuchsia paintings for a calendar (never published), and subsequently for an exhibition. This painting remains from that time, it was never sold, just packed away. Personally I love this work, I love fuchsias, and this is just too lovely to be stored away and not seen. Fuchsias are such 'happy' plants - so colorful and festive, and, in turn, this painting is a 'feel good' painting. I'm hoping someone will give it a good home. Thank you."