Thursday, June 18, 2009

Postcrossing Happy PFF!

A card from Great Britain, recently received through Postcrossing. A reproduction of a painting by Edward Potthast, I think in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. I am not familiar with this artist, but this painting is surely in the Impressionist style. The painting really captures the light and color of a sandy beach, don't you think? A summery card for June!
And - a stamp of Lady Jane Grey too!

16 comments:

Postcardy said...

That reminds me of my early vacations.

Marie Reed said...

It's just gorgeous and so relaxing too somehow! I can almost hear the laughter and smell the salt air...I can't WAIT for vacation in a couple of weeks! Happy PFF!

Bob of Holland said...

Beautiful painting. Gives a great impression of sun, sea and a sentimental journey. Now this old tune got in my head: "to the sea, to the beautiful sea, you and me, you and me, oh, how happy we could be". Greetings from Amsterdam.

Debby said...

Oh my gosh, I adore your card, it is so gorgeous.
debby

Robin said...

A lovely card indeed...
I have yet to see the Lady Jane Grey postage stamp.

Have a beautiful weekend.

Sheila said...

That is so beautiful! Happy childhood days. :)

imajica said...

lovely card! :) it reminds me of a Finnish painting I got as cards too, you can see it here.

Happy PFF!!:)

Beth Niquette said...

I absolutely adore this lovely picture. Happy PFF!

Aimee said...

What a beautiful card! Happy PFF!

dmarks said...

I've seen a copy of this painting, or one very much like it, in a children's hospital wing.

Marina Miranda said...

stunning postcard
well done :)
xx

Marina Miranda said...

beautiful postcard
well done :)
xx

Lydia said...

It's a lovely postcard. But what stopped me in my tracks is the Astronomy Picture of the Day: Seaside Moon Mirage. How spectacular is that?!

Kirby3131 said...

I love the little flowing shirts/skirts that the kids are wearing.

Margo said...

says comment published, but I'm not convinced... I love this postcard - It evokes everything I love best about the beach. Thank you for sharing and happy Forth of July weekend!

JamaGenie said...

I've never heard of Edward Potthast, but this painting reminds me of Monet or Degas. Looking at it, you really can feel the sun and smell the salty air. What a marvelous postcard!

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