Friday, 20 April 2012

Enchanting Tales by Beatirx Potter

Beatrix Potters classic tales have been personal favourites of mine since my chidhood. I have vivid memories of reading her beautiful little books as a child and being fascinated by her watercolour illustrations. Beatrix had a love for her natural surroundings, great affection for animals and a vivid and enchanting imagination.

 The Tale of Peter Rabbit, 1902


“It is all the same, drawing, painting, modeling, the irresistible desire to copy any beautiful object which strikes the eye. Why cannot one be content to look at it? I cannot rest, I must draw, however poor the result.” Sourced Beatrix Potter.

I could only aspire to create such charming studies that can been seen in her original sketchbooks in pencil and ink , I feel these show the true extent of her natural talent. Her attention to detail, delicacy and enchanting ability will always have me hooked.


The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, 1904

 The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, 1905


 The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, 1908

  The Tailor of Gloucester, 1903

  The Tailor of Gloucester, 1903

 The Tailor of Gloucester, 1903



With thanks to my kind mum I have a beautiful selection of Beatrix Potter postcards to send to my special ones.

1 comment:

  1. i still love these sweet illustrations too! it is amazing when such charming stories and illustrations can still enchant the adult mind. it says so much about the talent of Beatrix.

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