Little House Series: Prairie Girls

So, I've been hatching some new ideas for art for this new year and one idea, with lots of encouragement from fellow friends and readers, is a series of paintings inspired by the "Little House on the Prairie" book series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I am very pleased to present to you the first painting, "Prairie Girls."


This painting features Mary and Laura playing on the wide expanse of the open prairie, making daisy chains in the wild grasses. The wagon is in the distance, and soon they'll be on their way to another little house and home.

I'm brainstorming about other scenes to paint, there are so many. I'm so excited to start this new series and hope you enjoy it too :) if you have any suggestions, send them my way!~
~H

16 comments

  1. Hi Heather,
    This picture indeed captures a true Ingals spirit!
    I LOVE your first painting and am
    looking forward to seeing the rest!
    Blessings and Hugs, Linnie

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  2. Love love love! I think incorporating Jack into a painting would be adorable... ;)

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  3. Ooh, can't wait! I'm re-reading the Little House series right now, and they are definitely an artistic inspiration. Laura Ingalls Wilder sure had a gift for describing the plains and prairies where her family lived.

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  4. This is so lovely! The 'Little House' books are some of my favourites, even now I like to re-read them at least a few times a year :)

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  5. Heather- these are wonderful!!! I can't wait to see more. I remember making daisy chains when I was a young girl. Their faces are just so sweet! Thank-you!

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  6. I just found your blog and am glad I did! Your artwork is wonderful!! Very interesting blog posts as well. I'll be sure to check back for new posts! :)

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  7. Such pretty girls. A lovely painting!

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  8. Ahh, I find this one very sweet!

    P.S. Loving the new header! :)

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  9. Yeah... Heather!!!! I can't wait to get our own. We love the two Anne of Green Gables prints we have and we will NEED one of these!

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  10. Oh my goodness, Heather...this is so beautiful. Hooray, I'm so excited for this new series and the many adventures I hope it brings your way. You are wonderful. :)

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  11. Oh how perfect this painting is!!!! I truly truly love it. I also adore your new blog look - it totally suits you!

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  12. What a beauty!! Your literary pieces are always so inspired. I love that you dabble with things like this. In fact, I think of you every time I see a Laura Ingalls Wilder or a Tasha Tudor book at my library. ;-)

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  13. Oh your painting is loverly:) The subject matter has so many possibilties.

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  14. Hi there! I found this blog through your Ma Ingalls one! What a lucky day for me! I am in love with your art! So beautiful and folky. You have exquisite taste, and it is very much something I can appreciate.

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  15. What a brilliant idea Heather! I love the painting...so like a scene I would imagine whilst reading the books.
    Wishing you a lovely, creative weekend!
    Warmly,
    Judy

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  16. As you know, I love the Little House books, as well. Paul and I drove out to Chanute Saturday, which is almost to Independence, but we had to come back to town for a going-away party. The Little House house is on my to-visit list!

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Each and every comment is appreciated! Thanks for coming to visit me :) ~Heather

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