An artist's blog about watercolour, goodness, beauty and truth.
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Fourth Day of Advent
Young Hunters, The Huron Carol "Before their light the stars grew dim, and wond'ring hunters heard the hymn."
Coming home from play in blue-shadowed snows was a frequent scene of my Quebec childhood. The snow squeaked under our boots while the first stars came out in the blue and gold of twilight. When I visited Sainte Marie in the wintertime 9 years ago it was very like this picture - white snows, blue shadows, iron-cold flakes of snow landing on our faces, and the sound of the wind in the trees.
An artist and illustrator living in southwestern Ontario. My passion is the beauty of the illustrated page. I create detailed and imaginative paintings for children's books and licensed products. My paintings are executed in glowing watercolours on 100% cotton hot-pressed paper. Please visit my website at www.francestyrrell.com.
"Work, give, share; recognize the blessings you have and multiply them in your heart; do not strain after the impossible, but keep hope fresh in your soul, the hope that each day will be better than one just lived, which was already good because, like the Boy Scout, you tried to do at least one kind act in the twenty-four hours. Joy lies within your heart; does not depend upon what you are or have ." Queen Marie
Fairy Lanterns, from The Illustrated Fairy Gazette Reproduction rights for all text and art (unless otherwise indicated) on this blog are the property of Frances Tyrrell.