I LOVE this! Especially the "saddle shoes"! what a lovely juxtaposition! She is hiding in her book! What else would you do if you came home from school in your uniform; and there was an angel on your front porch!YIKES!!! And the lilies! How could a church in Texas possibly have decided to commission an artist to do a painting like this?Please!! The BACKSTORY!I have only been to Texas 3 times (loved it; and THEM) ; but really......?????Do tell!I LOVE IT!!! The expression on the girl's face.....is so wonderful.
Hi Gaye, Hope you had a fantastic Christmas! Howard's book arrived on the 23rd and it is indeed spectacular. I'm slowly digesting each image--there is an entire world in each room. Thank you so much. xoxoMary
It's soooooo very Balthus!
what pure joy this brings!