2016 Free Boms

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tuesday Treasures


Today I want to show you some lovely little enamel on copper pictures which were made by a friend of John's grandma, Nora Walsh.   I don't know anything about her but I do also have a watercolour and an oil painting by her so she was a very versatile artist.  Grandma gave us the pictures over 30 years ago and I got the impression she'd had them for a while before giving them to us.  I've tried googling Nora Walsh but to no avail.  I guess it will remain a mystery.
Speaking of mysteries the figures remind me of the movie Picnic at Hanging Rock.  I haven't seen this movie for a long time but I remember loving it when I saw it at the cinema.  I also loved the book by Joan Lindsay, I must try to get hold of the book and reread it.

I've always found Hanging Rock to have a mystical air about it and I've visited it many times.  The Harvest Picnic at Hanging Rock is always pretty fantastic too.

Do you have something you treasure to share with us today. It can be a thing, a person, a place, an idea, in fact anything you like to share.
Please put your details into Mr Linky to be part of the fun.


I thought we could make the first Tuesday in May a special Share Your Pet on Tuesday Treasures.   I'm giving you a bit of notice to give you time to take your pictures.  There will be a special giveaway too.

17 comments:

  1. Hi Mel, the pictures are glorious and so unique I have never seen anything like them before. Cheers Kaylee

    ReplyDelete
  2. Nora Walsh was a very talented lady , the pictures are beautiful ,thanks for sharing them .hugs Sheila

    ReplyDelete
  3. Lovely treasures, Melody.
    I have rejoined TT. Looking forward to seeing what everyone shares. :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Your pictures are beautiful and the girls do remind you of the ones from Picnic at Hanging Rock. The day I visited there it was rainy and cold and whether it was my vivid imagination or not it felt decidedly spooky that dayhanks for sharing the pictures and great photos.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Beautiful paintings. Lovely treasure. Hanging Rock has always been a little eerie to me.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Lovely paintings Mel.... so romantic and I just love the way the colours work in the second picture.... I haven't watched Picnic at Hanging Rock but heard about it.... must get it out one day....
    Hugz

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hello Meldoy,

    My those paintings are beautiful. Some real treasures. I loved watching Picnic at Hanging Rock and I can just remember owning the book. Have a wonderful day.
    Bev.xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  8. Lovely artwork. I have never seen picnic at hanging rock... showing my age hear at 25. It is on my to see list thought, but that list is very very long.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Lots of lovely memories came to me today thanks to your lovely pictures. Picnic at Hanging Rock was the first grown up movie I ever saw and I just loved it. Still love it to this day and I have re read the book many times. I even made my hubby take me to the Rock one time we drove to Melbourne and it was so wonderful and dramatic. I just loved it. Thanks for the lovely trip down memory lane today. xx

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love those pictures! Lovely treasure, Melody!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Just a quick note on the paintings. Nora Walsh was my great aunt. Very talented indeed. You're very lucky indeed, having some of her copper artwork. As far as I remember being told, aunty Nora did the copper work in her very early days as an artist. I don't think there's much of her copper artwork around. Thanks for posting up the images, my Mother will love to see the images I'm sure.

    ReplyDelete
  12. She was my great aunt too. She did those single pieces and sometimes multiples to make a large picture. Apart from her copper paintings, she did many oils and watercolors. In her very early days she ran a pottery in Melbourne and was known for her little donkeys pulling a cart, flowers and a version of the flying ducks you see on the walls. Unforunately whilst I own both an oil and water color of hers I don't own any of her copper paintings.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi there, I just scored a beautiful Nora Walsh enamel painting from a second hand store for $7.99! I did a search on Google to find out more about her and came across your site. :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. I also have one of Nora Walsh's copper paintings. I am wondering if I can upload it to show you. It belonged to my grandmother and she got it from the Mount Scopus art exhibition.

    ReplyDelete
  15. My mother has a Oil painted on glass of Vase of Roses. Mum and another friend worked together years ago at the Age Newspaper. I can take a photo of it and post it if you would like to see it.

    ReplyDelete

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...