Saturday, June 4, 2011

Victorian Print: A Double Rainbow Landscape

Yesterday, we brought you our little offering of a trio of ATC backgrounds for your use. This was a pleasure to do for you, and today we'd like to add to the mix with our full sized depiction of the double rainbow.
It is sweet, this painting. Perhaps even a woman's hand made this beauty. Many a young Victorian lady was trained in both drawing and watercolor painting, so it is highly likely that is the kind of person responsible. Hypothetically, then, it was a young woman with some skill. But what she lacked was scientific training to see everything clearly enough. That this may have been painted mostly from memory seems certain. That one upside down rainbow's a bit telltale, is it not? (For more on this issue, see Comments, this post)
Regardless, we love its simple, pretty brush strokes, so delicate and lively. We hope you'll enjoy it as much as everybody here.
Happy Creativity!

Double Rainbow Landscape Watercolor

Original Look
Downloadable Version HERE

Upgraded Look
Downloadable Version HERE

Scanned Imagery courtesy PPS Archives
Free for Public Domain Use


Dan said...

I'm not sure what you mean about the rainbows being incorrect... The top (the secondary) rainbow is always a mirror image of the primary rainbow, just due to the light refracting twice inside the raindrops instead of the usual once, though maybe I'm just misreading something.

In any case, it really is lovely! Thank you once again for all these lovely images!!! :)

Ann said...

a lovely piece this is! i personally like the "upside down rainbow" adds so much charm to this sweet painting!!..and,as I can draw or paint to save my life..I didn't notice it right away..if you hadn't said anything i probably never would have known!!
thanks for sharing this Rose!! Miss Piggy took another download!!

Plush Possum Studio said...

I had been a witness to a smilar phenomenon, one very like our picture. In this case, there was only the repetitive sameness from one rainbow to the next. Yet, they were miles apart, stretched out in a long, tunnel-like feature I can only describe as breathtaking.
Apparently, this would be another configuration.
Our Rocky mountain states are not all that moist, tending towards dryer conditions for much of the year. it could be we had neither seen nor heard of rainbows atop one another's position in this manner owing to this dryness.
So, thank you for the further understanding of how rainbows work. I'm sure we won't forget the help.
In any case, we're honored others do take to these images we've posted. it makes our job very worthwhile.

Ann: My dear, did you notice the homage to Miss Piggy's dear beau above? That frog's got some serious talent, lemme tellya!

Lorraine said...

hello rose plush possum..what a funny name. thanks for your lovely comment on my blog and I love your downloadable postcards

Plush Possum Studio said...

Lorraine: LOL! Thanks! :)
We dig postcards here at Plush Possum! Glad you like what we offer!

Karen said...

I love your blog, thanks so much for visiting, if you hadn't I might have missed out on your great blog. Your images are fantastic, thanks for sharing them.

Plush Possum Studio said...

Hi Karen, and Welcome1 So glad we are hooking up! Hope to see more of your work in future. I'm glad you like our work.

Mina said...

This is really beautiful. Your images are always so delightful!

Plush Possum Studio said...

Mina: Why thank you! We so enjoy your feedback. :)
This happens to be a Studio favorite for us as well.

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