Monday, December 12, 2011

listening for sleigh bells

Red and green for Christmas--who doesn't love to see them getting along so nicely? Above is a painting made by Karl Larsson of his daughter decorating their tree. I see her red stockings, red stripes in her apron, cap and shawl as well as a few ornaments. A quietly festive scene.
Called Out in the Snow by Mela Koehler who was part of the The Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshop) in the early 20th century. I love the lines and movement especially from the floating scarf and ribbons, not to mention the bright red gloves and the big red bow in the girl's braid. A happy scene.

I don't know who made this bucolic scene but it has hung in my kitchen for a long time. The lambs near the fire always make me smile as does the white cat sleeping in the window. Then there's the red stockings, towel and fire's glow. A warm scene.
More red creativity @ Ruby Tuesday.


Daryl said...

So charming so festive so enjoyable!

Lola said...

Love all the colors - and yr site!

Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Here’s mine!

Ralph said...

I like the first item - the tree is simpler and the ornaments sparse - in a good way, as the underlying tree can be seen without the modern iteration of lots of garland and ornaments crowding out the green. The look of a simpler time...The old art is delightful, too in its simplicity. The sled being pulled at modest speed is fun (too much speed these days), and the old home bereft of ots of things, but a loving place instead. All nice!

Kim, USA said...

Love these photos!


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Once upon a time, I kept goats. The does always seemed to give birth at the coldest time of year, so it was common to have kids in our kitchen--like the lambs in your last photo.


Something cherry, something blue,
Something scarlet just for you;
Something blazing as the sun,
Something red when day is done.

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Desert reds here and here

Linnea said...

I've never seen these paintings before...thanks for sharing them! I really love the first one, but the other two are equally pleasing to the eye. Happy RT.

Donna said...

I like the third one as well Noni...Great Reds!

Sandy Kessler said...

serenely beautiful;

Emille said...

These are lovely paintings, Noni! As an artist,to me, less is more!

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Wonerful images! Very nice entry for RT!
Thanks for sharing;o)

Hope you are having a great week****

chubskulit said...

Beautifully captured!

Late visiting for RT, hope you can visit my Ruby entry also when you get a chance. Happy holidays!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Beautiful paintings ! I love all three! Thanks for sharing .