Saturday, April 23, 2011


I have always loved baskets, trunks and trays for storing items. Fond memories of waking up on Easter Morning to find a basket of solid chocolate eggs and more from the Easter bunny.
The above illustration in gouache was done for J.Mclaughlin. I love using a color palette of bright orange, grass green and azure blue for easter. Hope the Easter bunny brings something fun for you in a basket, box or even a trunk!


The Zhush said...

Love that illustration and the colors! Beautiful.

art2cee2 said...

Beautiful, bright colors. Hope you find that solid chocolate Easter egg in your basket! :-)

annechovie said...

That is one of my fave illustrations, Patricia! Love it. Wishing you and your fam a wonderful Easter! xo

24 Corners said...

Ooooh, I'll take a truck of Easter chocolate anyday, forget the baskets! ;)
Love the colors here...a nice change from the usual pastels...although I love those too. And the painting is gorgeous, so much's wondreful!
Happy Easter!!!
xo J~

Beadboard UpCountry said...

Like this! A nice alternative to the traditinal Easter colors....Have a good one Maryanne;)

Lindsey said...

Such a cute, festive post! I also love the memories of waking up with a basket from the Easter Bunny waiting for me! Such fun, special memories!!! I always had the best goodies in my basket - more than just chocolate. My parents were the best about doing stuff like that!

Happy Easter!

VictoriaArt said...

What a charming illustration!
Hope that Easter Bunny is generous to you all!

Much love from all of us!

Karena said...

Patricia Happy Easter!

I adore the illustration above, it is so wonderful!

Art by Karena

Come and enter my very Fashionable Giveaway from the French Basketeer!

quintessence said...

Beautiful! I love the palatte as well. Was just in J.Mclaughlin today - the colors are wonderful!

Carrie said...

Wonderful illustration!!! Great colors! Happy Easter:)

Formerly known as Frau said...

Happy Easter PVE family! I pass one of their stores when in DC and thought of you.

chloe chante said...

love it!
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kayce hughes said...

oohhhh i don't think that i have seen a gouache by you before. It is beautiful. It would be fun if you did a post on gouache vs watercolors.