Sunday, September 28, 2008

Cactus Monday - Capital

A friend of mine that frequents auctions bought a whole stack of 1924-26 House and Garden and Arts & Decoration Magazines. She let me bring some home to look over. I think it interesting to read the old magazines to see how styles and even advertising have changed over the years. In the 1924 March issue of Arts & Decoration magazine they had an entire page of sculptures done by Celine LaPage. They were just marvelous to me. I decided to sketch my favorite. Of course the other sculptures were marvelous but with much more detail.

My delimma was whether to post it on Cactus Monday or Animal Wednesday. This would cover either or both days. Since I struggle to find cactus inspiration I decided it would be posted for Cactus Monday. You just never know where you will find an inspiration for art. Happy Cactus Monday.


Teri said...

Wow, this is beautiful! So wonderfully shaded and shaped. I can seen why you could use if for both but I'm glad you used it for CM.

soulbrush said...

how unusual. happy cactus monday fellow cactuteer.

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
I love old magazines too.
Your drawing is very nice. I shall do a search on this sculptor. This is a lovely work of art.
Thank you for introducing to me a new artist.

marianne said...

I can see a pot with a beautiful cactus on top of this column
Happy cactus monday Lisa!

You asked me why I kept deer?
They were already in the front garden when we bought the house.
There have been deer here for 35 years so I don't want to change that, although it wouldn't have been my choice..........

studio lolo said...

beautiful! Very art deco. My friend has an Italian Greyhound...she'd love this :)

I have trouble with cactus inspiration's a challenge!

Julie said...

Well, this is a very interesting peice! I made it big to study it! Nice shading, and the doggy is so cute and sleek! Happy CM!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Oh ladies, this creature on the carving is supposed to be a deer. I don't see it myself I completely agree with you that it looks more like a dog but the information with the picture said it was a deer. Maybe the writer was wrong.

Gilbamar said...

It's really true. Old magazines sometimes show us so many secrets and interesting things.