“The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place, but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”
Lady Dorothy Nevill


2.5″ x 3.5″ Watercolor ATC

I don’t know what made me do this!  I don’t really like clowns, in real life.  They scare me a bit.  This red headed little dude just popped right outta my brain and onto the paper!  *gasp*  I definitely prefer to think of him on the outside, instead of inside!  he he he

About Lady Dorothy Nevill

Lady Dorothy Nevill, the noted British gardener, was one of the most celebrated society hostesses of her day; her salons attracted leading writers, artists, and statesmen. She was born Dorothy Walpole in 1826 in England. She married a wealthy cousin with a 23-acre estate, where she pursued her interest in plants. She built 13 greenhouses and carried on an extensive correspondence with Charles Darwin. Her memoir, Leaves From the Note-Books of Lady Dorothy Nevill, was published in 1906. She died in 1913.


12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ji
    May 18, 2010 @ 02:27:16


  2. Ji
    May 18, 2010 @ 02:26:56

    admirable introduction!


  3. CarolKing
    May 16, 2010 @ 22:03:44

    ok, full disclosure here Beth. I normally love your stuff, but I hate clowns, and this image scares me.

    On a positive note, I loved your quote.

    Now, I’mg going to cower in my bedroom.


  4. Joan T
    May 14, 2010 @ 14:43:33

    This one just makes me laugh. I love the colors and can just imagine seeing the clown looking out.


  5. lesliepaints
    May 14, 2010 @ 09:17:37

    Great! Made me laugh. I rather like something looking out the window and he doesn’t look as though he’s lurking! I have a toy box, here for my Grand daughter, and one day my daughter brought a talking doll for my house. I’d be sitting here painting, late at night, and out of nowhere would hear, “I’m up and ready to play!”. Reminded me too much of Chuckie. The doll did not last long, needless to say. 🙂


  6. lindahalcombfineart
    May 14, 2010 @ 07:39:25

    The cheerful colors are great and keep the little mischief maker from looking sinister. I enjoy the fun of it. Nicely done!


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