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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.

7 comments:

starrynightimpressions said...

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

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.

Ruth

Couture de Papier said...

Adorable!!
Denise Nantasket Beach Mass.

Ruth Welter said...

Thank you Denise.

Ruth

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

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Beautiful!