Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.

Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.
....carpe diem. The Daylily. "Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." Khalil Gibran. She gives her all for just one day then bows her head to God and fades away to nourish the next generation. God I pray I may give my all each day to honor you and bow my head at the end to nourish the next generation. Peggy Jones. NOTE............ Please folks do not copy any of my art or photos on my blog without my permission. Thank you for your good manners.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Vintage Thingie Thursday and St. Pat's Day

Top of the mornin to ya.....

.......and the rest of the day to you.

Vintage Thingie Thursday

When I was a young girl and my paternal grandparents became unable to care for all their needs, in order to stay in their own home my grandfather's niece, Elizabeth, came to live with them.
Elizabeth never married and she was totally devoted to caring for her uncle and aunt.

My father was an antique dealer and at some time had given the picture shown below to Elizabeth.
When Elizabeth died in 2002 this picture was given to me by Elizabeth's niece stating that Elizabeth had wanted me to have it.
I had put it away and never hung it on the wall.
When I was cleaning the garage today trying to carve out a little space for an art studio, I found this picture.
It is a watercolor and the name of the artist is
Randylph Bye.

I love this picture, but the name did not mean anything to me.
So to the internet.

Ranulph Bye(1916-2003) artist , teacher and writer, born in Princeton, New Jersey. had painted over 4,000 watercolors and oils, most of which are in private and public collections, including; the Smithsonian Istitution, Temple University, Moore College of Art, the Reading Museum, the James A. Michener Art Museum and the William Penn Memorial Museum In Harrisburg, Pa. He launched a successful career that has placed him in the top echelon of American artists, winning along the way a stream of awards from distinguished institutions and organizations, including more than thirty prizes from the Salmagundi Cub, New York City, the Gold Medal from the National Arts Club and the Dolphin Medal from the American Watercolor Society, the highest award that organization bestows. In 2001 he was invited to be the first honored artist at the Annual Phillips Mill Juried Art Exhibition., New Hope, Pa

Mr. Bye taught watercolor at Moore College of Art for thirty years years. He has, over the years, captured with exraordinary sensitivity and skill, the rich heritage of Bucks County. His interest in preservation inspired him to write five; books: the Vanishing Depot, a collection of early American Stations; Victorian Sketchbook, 19th century Architecture, in colllaberation with his sister Margare Bye Richie, (out of print) Ranulph Bye's Bucks County, today and Yesterday; Painting Buildings in Watercolor, published by North Light (now out of print) and the last book he published is titled, Ranulph Bye's Collection of Firehouses. All his books are profusely illustrated in color.

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Marydon said...

What a wonderful treasure to find, Peggy.

Happy St. Paddy's Day ~


Karin said...

What a lovely gift! I know you treasure it!

Shelly Ward said...

Beautiful watercolor. I am excited for you that you are getting your art studio underway. Hope you find more interesting items. Someday I will find my counter.

Donna B said...

What a beautiful and treasured watercolor.

I too have my art studio in my is time to get out there and get organized again...before summer hits and I must move back inside.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Had my studio upstairs in the spare bedroom and our youngest daughter moved back home. I had not been using it however as the only window was on the north side and not enough light. So Donna I had been working on my kitchen table and that makes for a mess. Gonna try the garage for as long as not too cold or too hot.

Rudee said...

That's a lovely picture, QMM. I hope that now it's out, it gets to see daylight a bit more often.

T's Daily Treasures said...

I hope you gave this lovely watercolor its own frame and perfect spot for hanging. So wonderful that you found it and were able to search for online information on the artist. Sounds like he was quite successful. Have a beautiful day. :) Tammy P.S. I have been rolling some plarn but haven't started a project with it yet. Love the tote you are working on. Best wishes

Anvilcloud said...

The scene looks very Canadian although I know that he wasn't.

Crystal Mary said...

A great find!!! and excellent work. Water colours are hard to do, at least for me, so I give the artist a 10/10. Great work. So good that you could look him up so quickly on the net and learn all about him. God Bless. Crystal M xx

GrandmaK said...

Beautiful! What a treasure! Have a grand St. Paddy's day,dear friend! Cathy

Heather said...

Happy St. Patrick's day to you, too!

Friko said...

No more hiding it in garages now, I hope!

Happy St Patrick's Day to you.

Doris Sturm said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you and thanks so much for stopping by. I've not been blogging much because the weather's been so wonderful, but as soon as the temperatures rise, I'll be back inside blogging more with the A/C running day and night ;-)