Thursday, September 2, 2010

Just Another Canvas

That's   how  I  view  furniture  when  I  paint it.  And   I  haven't  painted  on  any  at  all  this  summer,  but  my  next  show  is  definitely  a  painted  furniture  buying  crowd,  so  I  knew  that  I  had  to do  a  few  pieces.  So  this  is  my  first  "canvas"--

I  purchased  this  piece (minus  the  checkerboard--I  forgot  to  take  the  photo  before  I  added  that  on) from  the  furniture  maker  at  the  Columbus  wholesale  show.  His  prices  are  extremely  reasonable, and I  really  like his  style  of  furniture--a  rustic  folk  art  look,  which  is  perfect  for  next  week's  show.  So  all   I  decided  to  do  was  the  top  and  just  leave  the  rest  as is.


I  just  used  my  papers  for  collage,  and  also  my  pitt pens, and  non soluble  crayons  this  time (I  love  the  vibrancy  of  the  Caran d'Ache crayons),  and  a  little bit  of  paint  for  accenting--just  like  any  other  canvas.  As  long  as  you  seal  it  well,  and   take  care  of  it,  it  will remain  durable.





     Hmmmm---I  think  I  see  my  next  box  design!
And  for  everyone  in  the  U.S.--have  a  great  holiday  weekend.  Monday  is  Labor  day,  which   marks  the  unofficial  end  to  summer.  I  have  to  admit--this  is  hasn't  been  the  greatest  summer  for my  family (not  my  immediate  family,  thankfully),  but  what  happens  in  a  family  affects  everyone--needless  to  say, it's  been  pretty  crappy,  and,  on  a  personal  note,  I  for  one  would  not want  to  go   through   another   summer  like  this  one.  Hopefully  Fall   will  bring  better  times!

46 comments:

Janet Ghio said...

This piece looks just great!!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Thank you for sharing another beautiful work of art,
Diane. You find the most beautiful art papers! I am sorry that the summer was not all that it could have been for your family...here's hoping that the new season will bring a sense of renewal and hope. Theresa

Janie Husband said...

this is beautiful,diane....good luck ...

Jackie said...

Beautiful ... You are such a creative soul .
hugs,
Jackie

Emelie said...

I was thinking of you a bit ago, that is a great piece of furniture, your making it even more fine. Ihardly ever say I love the colors because I just don't say that much, but that blue and green is so eye catcing and the designs are wonderful. In fact you know I look at quite a bit of art and I have to say about the color thing, I like them all, but I do know I am caught by blues and green always.

Sorry to hear your summer has had downs,no time is a good time for things that are supsetting.

Wishing you calm. I always love ordinary days.

KarenKayArtWorks said...

Beautiful work, that will surely sell quickly. Sorry about your Summer, hope you have a wonderful Fall.

Micki said...

Wonderful work Diane, I love that you just get stuck in and paint anything around you ;)

NatashaMay said...

I love it! Sorry to hear about your familly's trouble. Wish you all the luck.

WrightStuff said...

I love the title of the post! Your painting of the lady in the previous one is magnificent Diane, I do love your girls, they have such soul.

Zondra Art said...

Woow beautiful!!!

Serena said...

WOW....you are amazing, Diane! You have a excellent eye for design.

I hope autumn brings better times for your family also.

Theresa said...

Love it Diane! Hope your fall is better for you and yours...can you believe it's September? Which show are you participating in next?

Dianne said...

Love this! It's delightful!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It took me awhile to figure out the gist of the top. I finally saw where you used the checkerboard. I'm having a real DUH moment, especially since I've been fighting with my computer for the past three hours.

I really love the color palette you chose for this piece, as well as the design. You know how much I love houses, so this one was right up my alley (or driveway). I'm sure it will sell quickly.

Healing Woman said...

I like the way you placed your items over the checkerboard. This makes the design really stand out. The dresser looks heavy, lots of loading in but hopefully not out of the show!

Yes. All families go through times of trouble. I always say that I can take anything, as long as there is a space in-between each crisis.

Happy fall.

Buffy said...

I'm sorry to hear that this summer wasnt good for you and your family. I hope things will get better. I love this piece.

Jeanne Nelson said...

What a beautiful "canvas," Diane! I can't imagine that it will stay in your booth for long. Sorry to hear about your not-so-good summer; here's wishing you and your family a much more peaceful season ahead.

Cathy Bueti said...

Diane this is lovely! I always enjoy seeing your creations!

I hope the fall brings you and your family better days!

Hugs,

Cathy :)

Isabel said...

Love this piece!! Awesome I also hope Fall is better summers have been a lil ugh the past year. Enjoy the day:O)

Robin said...

Hi Diane! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway. I'm so glad you did because now I have found your blog, and it's wonderful! I've become a follower and can't wait to come back and look through some of your older posts! Thanks again for your sweet comments and finding my blog!

Terri Kahrs said...

What an awesome piece, Diane! Gorgeous work! I'm sure it won't take long for this beautiful piece to find a new home! Happy Weekend! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Tami said...

WOWZA!!! What a fantastic piece of artwork. I love it!!

Christa Irell said...

Diane, that piece is wonderful! I love how you do your layering- I aspire to be as good as you are, someday...
Good luck at the show and I hope too, that this fall brings your family peace and joy too. xo

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Diane; You have taken an ordinary piece of furniture and made it into a masterpiece! WOW! I love it! I wish I had your eye for things, you are very talented!
I hope you will have a wonderful fall and winter. SOrry your summer was not a great one! THinking about you and praying for you and your family. Hugs.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful!

Halle said...

Outstanding! Love your style....

Marilyn Rock said...

Love this! Such beautiful detail! Have a safe and happy weekend ahead Diane! xxoo

Toni said...

Hi Diane... came upon your blog by accident... I think not !!!! you do some amazing art. And thank you for being so generoua and sharing tip of your talents. Love love this piece as well as all the others. I will be coming back for more inspiration. But now I'm off to try your packing label technique, AWESOME !

Nelda Ream said...

This piece is gorgeous! Love the colors you have used. They go so well with the black base of the piece. Good luck at your show!

wanda miller said...

oh diane, this is so coolll and so BEAUTIFUL...someone will be so thrilled to own this and look at it each and every day...never tiring of your work..love it love it! xoxo

Pamela Holderman said...

not the best summer for me either, although I am not ready to see the weather change. Love black distressed furniture and you made it gorgeous!

Tammy said...

I love this piece!!! It ia amazing.

I wish you and your family a wonderful rest of the year.

Tumbledown said...

This piece is wonderful! I love doing furniture too....How fun!

joyfulploys said...

Another great piece Diane! I hope things start looking up for your family.
Mary

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

This piece turned out fantastic Diane! I think it will sell fairly quickly at the next sale.

Trudi Sissons - Two Dresses Studio said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I am so intimidated anytime I think about painting furniture...your confidence and perception of it as a 'canvas' may help ward off those neggies!
I'd line up to buy this one!

Gina Lee Kim said...

Diane, this summer has been a challenge on my end as well. Let's put the intention out there that this fall will be great!

And thank YOU for being just simply inspirational....in so many ways.

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Diane;
It's me (Kelly) again. Thanks so much for commenting on my blog... I am so glad you like my journal pages. Hugs to you.

Tammie said...

I am sorry to hear that your summer has been challening! I wish you a much better Autumn and winter too.

Your furniture is so charming!

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Love it Diane! Best wishes to you for a successful show. :)

♥Jenny

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

ps: wishing you happier times in the coming months. ♥

Jonny J Petros said...

Hi Diane- Gosh I love your new layout!So easy to navigate and see your artwork in catagories its great! I missed your wonderful last painting I love the girl with the black hair with roses entwined The design is awesome-I can see a line of cool tee shirts for young adults with your designs I admit at 48 I still love to wear neat tee shirts- The seashell box is such a great idea for someone that vacations every summer they could keep little momentos in one.I totally agree with you I had a terrible summer and so looking forward to fall and being in my studio and just enjoy painting. Sincerely, Jonny

Denise Collins (nee Gilgannon) said...

Diane, I love your work, it is so ethereal. You have inpsire d me to sign up for a Suzi Blu class..So many artists have worked with her and after reading that you had also, i signed up!I need to work through my quest to" create beautiful art" thingy...sorry you had a tough summer, had one of those last summer and i understand th e need to move forward...keep smiling and be brave, thigns will get better!

Biljana said...

Wow, it looks fantastic:))
Bravo Diane:)
Hugs, Biljana

peggy aplSEEDS said...

so many wonderful projects! i enjoyed my visit to your blog!

Heather B. said...

What a fun whimsical piece! Some lucky soul will snatch that up for sure!

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