Monday, September 1, 2014

The Mummers' Play




Another painting inspired by a late 19th century photograph of mummers. A Mummers' Play.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Mummers' Joust




The Mummers' Joust.  Original acrylic on canvas board painting 11" x 14". Inspired by Victorian era photographs of mummers. By Julie K. Schuler. At My Good Babushka.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Mummers' Joust





Acrylic on canvas board painting inspired by a late 19th century photograph of the same subject.

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Mummers' Joust





11" x 14" acrylic on canvas board painting inspired by a late 19th century photograph of the same subject.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Magpie





Magpie. Original acrylic painting on paper 8" x 10".
Young woman beset with magpies. Inspired by an archaic superstition that one would be in mortal danger if a magpie took one's hair to build a next.
By Julie K. Schuler. The painting does not contain the black bars or the "My Good Babushka" watermark, which were included here for formatting and security purposes.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Magpie





Young woman beset with magpies. Inspired by an archaic superstition that one would be in mortal danger if a magpie took one's hair to build a nest.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Magpie




Painting in progress inspired by an archaic folk belief that it meant mortal danger for a magpie to take your hair for its nest.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Hobby Horse and the Concertina Player






The Hobby Horse and the Concertina Player. Painting inspired by the folk tradition from Kent, England of Hodening, the Hobby Horse. A variation of Mumming performed as part of the Christmas season pageantry. A small play or procession where a hobby horse, or someone dressed as a horse would be paraded from place to place to collect money for alms or entertainment.
Original painting acrylic on canvas board 8" x 10".
Does not contain the "My Good Babushka" watermark that was included here for security purposes.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Hair Thrown Into the Sea Raises a Storm





Original acrylic painting on paper 8" x 10". Inspired by the folk belief that hair thrown into the sea would raise a storm. Surreal, fairy tale-like illustration by Julie K. Schuler. Storm at Sea. at My Good Babushka.