Friday, May 15, 2009

My first Still Life!

Can you see the sweat on my brow?

I wanted to do something challenging this month for The Early Mercantile Gathering. So while flipping through my old books, outside at my little fold-up table, with Marshall pulling out freshly planted herbs, I saw a painting that I thought I'd try and emulate. The original was one called, "A Basket of Flowers" from 1830.

About three hours into this painting, I almost decided to give up. But I'm glad I didn't. I really like the way it turned out. Not sure how many of this type i'll do, but here she is nonetheless.

What do you think?

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I just posted this on the Early Works Mercantile site. You can find it by clicking the link to the right. There are so many nice things there this month! Go take a peek!!

Personally, I like this painting as much as Marshall liked my rosemary plant. Let's just say, the only thing left is the pot and its shiny little price tag.

BRAT!

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

It's hard to work in this beautiful weather!




It's time to get things done this month for my new group, Early Mercantile Gathering. I'm working on a new painting that I'll be offering on the 15th of the month.

I'm new to gardening. I used to help my Grandmother, Deedee plant her huge garden each spring. We planted potatoes, watermelon, "musk melon", corn, you name it!

But since we have both forgotten how to plant, it's all new to me now. It's hit or miss, and i'm learning every day. It's so much fun, and Marshall helps me to learn, as he digs up most things I plant, so they have to be planted again. UGGHh!!!

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But Mommie got smart, and got him a pool.

And I have to show you these beautiful birdhouses I bought for myself from Marshall. They are so nice, I just LOVE them!!!!!! I got them from a nice gal on ebay. Here is her store: Olde American Primitives

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Sneak Peek at my Columbines

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And the last birdhouse in my little veggie garden:

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And here's a picture of my little girl, Mitta, with all four feet off the ground. She thinks she's a movie star..

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Okay, so off to make my Deedee breakfast, then back out to my fold up table.

Hope you all have a wonderful week!!!!!

Hugs
Annie