Monday, July 27, 2009

The Frost is on the Pumpkin.....

It is beginning to look like Fall has arrived, or at least in my studio anyway!!! I love this season for its glorious colors --- all the crimsons, golds and bronzes just make everything glow. Here are some of my latest pieces:

The first is a kerosene can. I love the curly stemmed pumpkins and the little saltbox village. I would live in the red house, if I could, and give the sheep names like "Maggie" and "Estelle".Here is an old sewing machine drawer that I painted up with the most prim jack-o-pumpkins ever! I love their toothy smiles!!! The drawer is filled with frosted pumpkins, gourds, berries, leaves and cinnamon sticks.

Finally, this is an old vintage leather suit case I found while I was on vacation. Don't you just love those black crows that are flanking the banner? I used real antique shell buttons on the pennies down each side.
I have more ideas rolling around in my head and more items already primed and ready to paint. I wonder what it will be today? Hmmmmm, another sewing machine drawer or a coffee pot? I never know until one of them speaks to me and says, "Me, me!!!! Make something out of me!!!"


Anonymous said...

Martha... Your art is amazing!! I just love it all.... I could never make a choice as to my fav!!
Have a great week!!

Country Whispers said...

I love all of these. Fall is my favorite season with all the bright and crisp colors.

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Oh my goodness~you inspire me. Your painting is just wonderful. You are so blessed with talent. I am glad you have went full time with your art. My husband is a Public School Administrator ~it takes so much time. He is working on his Doctorate at Columbia all this month.
Sometimes he is so busy I feel he has little life!
You have a wonderful day~

Bluebell said...

I have to be very careful when looking on your blog because I love all your lovely things, it must be lovely to see something and it shouts at you paint me, paint me, and you always do a glorious job.

Brenda said...

Awesome items Martha!! Such wonderful painting!

blushing rose said...

Exquisite creations! You are very talented.

The frost is on m\your pumpkins BUT in the store today Christmas was on the shelves. Argh!! TTFN ~Marydon

Jody said...

Well my friend as always you leave me speechless! These fall items are just incredible! You are truly gifted!

Kathy said...

Wow! What beautiful work! Glad I found your blog.

LaurieStar said...

Oh my goodness - your work is so beautiful! I am in awe! I love Halloween/Fall themed decor and yours is some of the best!

Barb said...

I am so glad you came by!!
I hate to say this, but i had been racking my brain trying to remember the name of your site!!
I must have deleted it off my list of people i love to visit. =0(
Well, I'm glad to be back and enjoying your beautiful work.

You are such an inspiration.

Blessings, and of course, love your latest treasures.

Barbara jean

pammyjo said...

I love your painting. You are so talented. Just love my visits. I use to paint alot ... in the style like you. Hmmm, you've inspired me to get back with it. I took off on a mixed media path and I'm truly enjoying it. Have agreat day! :)

Barb said...

Absolutely loving and enjoying each one of your treasures.

You are such a wonderful artist, and so creative.
Your kind words in the note you sent blessed me beyond words.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful art with us.


Barbara Jean