Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Prim Chicken Gourd - Miss Pitty Pat

I love painting on gourds!!! They are all unique in their own way and when cleaned, the surface is like silk! My stash is running low, but the Farmer's Market is up an running, so my gourd man will be back and I will be a happy, happy girl.

Turning an otherwise hum-drum gourd into a chicken is so much fun (and I give them all names). I decided to take my new favorite Terrye French design and see if I could paint it on a gourd. I am happy with the way this little lady turned out. Her beak, comb and tail are cut from wood (this takes some time, but well worth the effort). Her shawl is a piece of tatted lace and it is tied with a homespun "ribbon". She sits on a nest that rests on an old bed spring.
Stay tuned..... I am going to paint another chicken tomorrow. I think I feel a new trend taking shape in the studio!


Betsy said...

Beautiful! I've always wanted one made into a bird house!

Feedsack Fantasy said...

Awesome ... I love primitive paintings such as this. You have an exquisite talent. TTFN ~ Marydon

Anonymous said...

Again, you've outdone yourself!! I Love it!!
Have a Great Day!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How perfect! Aren't gourds amazing? They tell you what they are sometimes. I have an interesting one..it's RED and shaped exactly like an apple!

Jody said...

well if that isn't just darling! I did a chicken gourd once but I used paperclay to form the feet,tail, etc......it was AWFUL!! Yours turned out so much better....love it!

Oakleaf Hollow Primitives said...

Oh my gosh, that chicken turned out wonderful!! I love the new hens from Terrye. I need to get in gear. Your painting is SO inspiring! Love it all!

Happy Wednesday!

Terry said...

Blessings to you !
As always you have shown what a talented and creative lady you are .Thank you for sharing.
Love the photo.
I like the way you painted the gourd.It has so much personality.
My grandmother use to paint on gourds . Nothing compared to your work.
Have a great rest of the week.

Bellamere Cottage said...

Now, that is toooo darn cute. Great job........I am loving it.

Warm blessings,

I Play Outside The Box said...

That is so cute, Martha! Your work always captures my heart!