Monday, January 9, 2012

Hydrangeas in an Orange Vase

Wow! A bold splash of color can perk up any room and "Hydrangeas in an Orange Vase" has tons of color.

The juxtaposition of colors directly across from each other on the color wheel give this painting a big WOW factor. Does your mother-in-law's house depress you every time you walk through the door (and I'm just kidding about all of this) then this painting would be the perfect gift for her since it will bring a smile to your face and brighten your day every time you see it.

Here it is in my kitchen. (Yes. I hand-painted polka-dots on the walls.) It looks great here, but will look good on your walls too.

Here's a close-up so you can see the brush work.

Check it out in my Etsy shop.

This painting in Lyndel's Etsy shop

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Winter Refuge

I started this painting MANY months ago - from what I can tell looking at pictures on my phone it was between a big snow in December or January and the time I planted potatoes. So... maybe February?

Here's how this painting began.

This was my inspiration photo. Yes. That's MY backyard. I know you're jealous. haha
The painting sat like that for a very long time. Then I added the barn.

Later I added the pond and then this week decided the barn needed to be a little cabin in the woods providing shelter from the winter storm.

You can't see them - not very well anyway - in the photo above, but there is a pair of cardinals in the tree.

If you like this painting enough to have it in your own home, you can buy it. It's in my Etsy shop

I asked my friends on FaceBook for name suggestions. There were a lot of wonderful names suggested.
Thanks to everyone that suggested a name. I suppose if you buy it you can call it whatever you want. lol

 Country Cabin?

 Cabin fever.

First snow

 Over the river and through the woods

 I can't think of a name ... but I LOVE it! I would love to live there! "A touch of Haven" ... I don't know ... think of sometime with Haven in it.

 ‎'Peace'. That's what I think when I look at it. Very nice.

 Winter Solace

‎"Winter Haven"

 Cozy in Winter

 Winter Sky

 I like peace too .. Or serenity

 Little House in the Big Woods. LOL!

 ‎"In the Bleak Mid-Winter, frosty winds may blow"?

 Our Winter Rest

 Winter's refuge.


 Doesn't matter to me what you name it.... I LOVE it!!!!

 Quiet and Peaceful--Winter Joy. It is a beautiful picture, Bro Lyndel.

 I like Winter's Refuge listed above. Love the painting! It almost tells a story.

what about "Frozen refuge for a warm soul"?

 ‎"Frosty Morn" Nice picture...

 Winter Oasis

 ‎''Florida Bound''

 Home of Dreams.

 The Shack. Is that taken?:)

taking from Laura Ingalls Wilder... "Little House in the Big Woods"

 Winter's Chill ?