Our house is being featured today over at No Minimalist Here. Be sure to visit Sherry and see how it looks.
We have a table in our foyer, and I like to change things up to keep it interesting – more so for us than for our guests.
I recently added a 12 x 16 inch oil painting to the mix. It joins some fresh flowers, my rustic pencils souvenir I bought in Argentina, and an old cream can, painted by my mother, that I turned into a lamp.
The colors in the painting work well with the other items, but I’m thinking that the toad stools on the lamp and the bird nest might just be too much.
You are all familiar with the artist. That signature is mine.
I started taking oil painting classes last fall and was working on a painting of a little hen sitting on some straw. I took her photo when I visited the honey farm. However, I had never painted straw before and needed to practice before I messed up my
My art teacher gave me a canvas that she had used for painting a background. She told me to practice painting straw on that canvas. Well, once I started practicing, I decided to make a nest.
A nest wouldn’t be complete without eggs, right? I added three little robin’s egg blue eggs, but the color isn’t showing up well in this photo. They aren’t perfect, but nature isn’t perfect either. (That’s my excuse, and I’m sticking to it).
I bought the frame at Hobby Lobby. They do the framing when you buy an open-backed frame and provide the art. Plus, it takes just minutes, unless there is a line.
This is my third completed painting, but since it only took an hour, I’m not sure if it counts. The other projects took a loooooooooong time. However, this is my favorite so far. I smile every time I walk past it.