August 18, 2006

Little Match Girl

ink/watercolor/caran d'arche/golden paint 5"x7"
The first thing I thought of on this beautiful summer's day when I heard IF's prompt -
match... was the story of the little match girl. No idea why. But here is my version I whipped up just for this, today. She is all a-flame with her last three matches glowing and the sky opening up for her. Too wintery for you? Yeah ... me too. So I showed another match here ...
Go see more "matches" at Illustration Friday.

14 comments:

orion713 said...

That is beautiful!!! I love the mood and the colors and idea. :)

Jana Bouc said...

Wonderful! Unique concept and beautifully done. I love the glow.

the enigma said...

wow, lovely watercolor!!

potatomamma said...

nice atmosphere! it draws me into the picture =) good job

murphy girl said...

yes, great atmosphere. mooning over that blue moon!

the heartful blogger said...

I thought of the the little match girl too, but the weather here in London is rather gloomy...your painting though is anything but. I love it. Yes, it's melancholic, but that gold is so warming.

harmoniousjosh said...

I especially like how the blue moon compliments the orange flame.

Toni said...

It may be wintery but it is just glowing.
Reminds me of cozy winter nights curled up with a good book.

Rrramone said...

Susan, I really like this one, not too wintery for me, as it is 104 again today in Dallas. :-)

Travel safe.

Linda said...

I thing it's beautiful!

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Oh yeah that match girl fairytale...i forgot about her!

susanna said...

Oh that is so pretty, Susan! And I love the winter scene.

annax said...

Such a lovely watercolour!

creative kismet said...

Lovely piece- warm and wintery. Beautifully done!