Friday, February 12, 2010

Old Hares

I have been most neglectful of my blog and my dear blogging friends for the past two months. Painting has taken up most of my time since the new year has begun and I spend hours in my little studio painting on what one of my artist friends describes as "the most delicious surfaces"! I couldn't state it better myself... I have been fortunate to find an abundance of tea kettles, old spoons and various and sundry other treasures to paint upon. Weary of winter and waiting for spring, I have focused on rabbits lately. I found this old bellows on a recent hunt. A springtime scene painted on this old hare was the perfect fit for this unique piece. The birdhouse is just waiting for a new family to take up residence.

Another bunny has been painted on this vintage cheese box. The still life scene has turned out to be one of my new favorites.

I love old watering cans. This vintage model is extremely large
and has seen a lifetime of service. I decided that a penny rug rabbit would be the perfect design for it. I will be so glad when warmer weather returns to Dixie. My dearest and I will once again go on our Saturday day trips to find all sorts of "jewels" in the rough just waiting to be transformed into prim treasures.

6 comments:

Christa said...

You do beautiful work!

A fellow tolepainter,

Christa

natfrack11 said...

Beautiful as always Martha!!

Natalie

Barb said...

Luv your new blog "look" and as always, your creations are amazing!
Happy Week-end.
Barb in Texas

Marilyn said...

Oh My.... Your art always takes my breath away!! It is beautiful!!
Happy Valentine's Day!!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

Liz Revit said...

Lovely work. I especially like the artwork on the old bellows. Thanks for sharing.

myletterstoemily said...

love those bunnies!