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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Chickadee & Petunias Vintage Ceiling Tin

One of my favorite surfaces to paint on, are vintage ceiling tins. Awhile ago I purchased this ornate and very elegant tin and I knew I wanted to paint something special on it. Chickadee & Petunias is one of my latest pieces.

I was very inspired by some lovely petunias I had photographed and they were actually the inspiration for this painting. I've also been on a bit of a bluebird painting kick so a sweet little Chickadee was the next little bird I decided I wanted to paint.

I often have lots of ideas when I first start painting a tin but in the end, I let the design on the tin dictate how I want to go about painting my design. This tin is so ornate and was such a pleasure to work with...it lead me right in the direction I needed to go in.

I've listed this piece on my ETSY shop: www.artfulcreations.etsy.com and I've also been busy making home decor products from the image. The fun part about that is, I was able to transfer the ornate detailing of the tin to the products I made from it. This one was a real pleasure to paint.


starrynightimpressions said...

Hi Ruth,
i love your art work and painting on the tin is a wonderful idea!
Can't wait to see more.

Lynn said...

This is just beautiful, I love everything about it. You are very talented Ruth :)

Ruth Welter said...

Thank you Lynn & Deborah..this one came together easily for me as well....I guess the stars were aligned and all was right with the world when I painted it. : ) I'm glad you enjoyed it.


Anonymous said...

Denise Nantasket Beach Mass.

Ruth Welter said...

Thank you Denise.


The Pumpkin Pink Cottage said...

oh, all the beautiful items, what a wonderful blog. thank you so much for stopping by my The Creative Crown, I'm still trying to get it up the way I want but so far I like it. Yours is wonderful. I love all the art...have a wonderful weekend, hugs, Lisa

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