Monday, November 15, 2010

Logs and Luck and Golly Bard

Alder log

I love the ends of logs; whole or split, wet or dry, with either growth rings or sawmarks showing.  Well, it so happens that Holly Ward Bimba, a.k.a. Golly Bard does, too.  At least I'm guessing she does, because she's been working on a series of log watercolors for some time now.  I featured Holly's work awhile back, and I've been a huge fan since I discovered her.  She's looks for, and finds, the most interesting bits of natural history.  And she translates what she sees into the most carefully and precisely rendered watercolors.  Her recently completed pheasants, both now in her shop, are masterful renderings of fowl and vegetation, and for the life of me, I cannot figure out how she has the patience and the steadiness of hand to create such beautiful work. 

Ring Necked Pheasant no. 1
by Holly Ward Bimba
18" x 24"

Ring Necked Pheasant no. 2
by Holly Ward Bimba
18" x 24"

But getting back to the logs, if you follow Golly Bard, you know that Holly periodically offers giveaways.  And it just so happens, that she was recently giving away one of her original log paintings, and... that being the case, I decided to throw my name in the hat. just so happens that luck was with me in a big way and I am now the very happy beneficiary of Holly's generosity, having won her lovely watercolor painting that arrived in an equally lovely package!  

"Log no.32"
Original watercolor by Holly Ward Bimba

Thank you Holly!!

If you're not already following Holly's blog, get on board so that you can catch a glimpse of the world as she sees it.  You'll love what she discovers!  :)


ArtPropelled said...

Congrats on winning Holly's watercolor. Love the pheasants. Off to visit Golly Bard now.

holly aka golly said...

Dear Gloria, thank you for the lovely feature! I'm so happy that you are pleased with your painting! Enjoy! Holly

Missouri Bend Paper Works said...

Great post Gloria! Yes, I'm a big fan of Holly's work as well and so glad you are the lucky recipient of her piece! Looks beautiful...enjoy!

annamaria said...

Lovely post Gloria- yes, I adore Holly's work as well- she is truly brilliant!XX

Penny said...

Hi Gloria, this is Penny from Tanglewood Threads....Thanks for the visit. And I too am glad to have found your blog. Your photo of the log end is wonderful and I love the work of both of your friends.

molly said...

ohmy! i LOVE that log. i'm going to check out her blog right now, thanks for the link.
you lucky!

Gloria Freshley Art and Design said...

Yup... Very lucky, indeed, Molly! You'll love Holly's work....