Thursday, April 15, 2010

Mrs. Kennedy Goes Abroad



In one of my Jackie Kennedy obsessive periods (there have been many in my life), I saw a watercolor picture of Jackie and her sister Lee that was so beautiful. I did some investigating and found out that the artist that captured the two so amazingly was named Jacqueline Duheme. It wasn't a surprise that her work attracted me, she was a French student of Matisse, whose work I also love. Duheme traveled with Jackie overseas and captured many of the highlights in whimsical watercolors that are featured in the book Mrs. Kennedy Goes Abroad. I quickly purchased two of these books, one to keep and one to take apart and start framing the pages. Well, that was about 12 years ago and I keep looking at the second book, trying to figure out if I have enough wall space to fit 9-10 framed prints. I also can't decide how to frame them. this is a typical situation I get myself in.




On the camel, and the real life picture to match


Dining with The Queen


This is my favorite one...

I am going to make a decision soon and then add the framed prints to my huge, growing pile of framed art that needs to be hung. Once again, I am in need of a handy man, my Dad or a boyfriend to help me. I would like the boyfriend, but would take anyone with a drill that will trade a couple of hours of work for a pizza, beer and my sense of humor. Will let you know how this all goes down.

By the way, this book is still available here

8 comments:

Mrs. Bogarde said...

Very, very nice!

Summer is a Verb said...

Omg, I must have this book! Off to Amazon, toodles...XOO

Bethany said...

You've just inspired another blog post about one of my favorite Jacqueline Bouvier books. Have a great day. xoxo

JMW said...

What a beautiful book! Great idea about hanging the images. Those would make for lovely decorations in one's abode!

CDS said...

Oh I need this book! I'm looking for it now.

MCW said...

I love this! Just bought this book and "One special summer." So excited. Thanks for sharing!

rosiecampbell said...

I love this book! Those painting are amazing.

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Sweet Tea in Seattle said...

oh wow - I love these! thanks for posting :)