Friday, September 3, 2010

Columbine in Oil

With everything that has been going on here lately, gardening, art swap, painting at a friend's house and removing wallpaper at another friend's house, it was getting hard to squeeze in some time to just do something "else"..:)
But I found a few hours here and there to do another floral oil painting and today I am calling it finished!

It was hard to get picture (with the light being so dull inside and so bright outside) where the real colors show to their best. I also chose this time to experiment a bit with antiquing the finished painting so it would look like something found tucked away in an attic after many years. I wanted to add an embellishment to give the impression it was hanging by the organza ribbon and I attached said ribbon with furniture tacks (a favorite of mine).

I also love sash chain, just wait till I get my hot hands on some of that!

As you can see I lightly sanded the sides and surface to age it and then applied a bit of 2 different antiquing products. The first was not making a visible change so I tried the other one and whoa...I had to quickly wipe quite a bit off. But in the end I had to admit it did look like some treasure found under the cobwebs!

Now on to the next exciting project! 
Life is so great when you make something with your hands and heart!


  1. That's pretty, I like the ribbon effect around the edge!

  2. Very effective treatment on a lovely painting!

  3. What a great job. I wish I had that talent and I wish I could sing LOL I have never tried painting with oils yours looks great! Thanks for stopping by! We did so many fun things in our childhood that kids can't or won't do now.


  4. I'm catching up on your blog and love the idea of an "art swap!" Your princess is just lovely, as all princesses should be! :-) Your columbine is equally lovely and I love the colors you chose in this piece!
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

  5. Hi Tina,
    WOW your painting is gorgeous. It does look like a vintage piece or even fabric. I love it. You are one talented lady.

    Thank you for stopping by. So nice to see you.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  6. Goodness!! That is just gorgeous!!


  7. Hi Tina! What a beautiful painting and the organza ribbon is the perfect compliment! Do post a pic of that medicine cabinet. Can't wait to see it!!!

    Susan and Bentley

  8. Love viewing others talents. Very lovely...

  9. So pretty Tina. I understand the feeling you get when you are painting ... it's like the rest of the world takes a rest for a while.
    Enjoy your weekend and your art.

  10. I love it Tina!So pretty and soft looking thanks for sharing.

    Happy Sunday to you!

  11. I love the sanded edges, just lovely Tina.

  12. I do believe your new name will be TALENTED TINA! :)

    Beautiful my friend~


  13. lovely painting and the edges looks good

  14. This is so pretty and delicate....lovely work, Tina ~

  15. Tina this is so beautiful. God really blessed you with such a gift and I am so happy our paths have crossed.
    Your work is awesome


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Tina xo