Thursday, August 23, 2012

Smoky Mountains Completed

It seems it has been a long time since I posted a blog.  I've been busy and am happy to say I finished (finally) my oil painting of a Smoky Mountain scene.  I had visualized how it would look over our mantle and was happy the finished project matched my vision.  I think earlier I had blogged about this old gold leaf frame I found at the Purple Heart Thrift Store.  I was looking for an old traditional ornate frame like this and knew the instant I saw it that it was the one!  It was actually a framed mirror, I threw away the old mirror. I did have to make an effort to make the canvas board fit the odd dimensions of the old frame.  Paying only $20 for this deal-of-a-frame, the extra effort was worth it.

Today I prime a wall of our dining room for a mural I am painting.  I have yet to decide on a design.  Of course I can't help but blog about it so I will share my design later and some progress on it


A thought for the day:

If life gives you melons, you might be dyslexic.



Clint said...

Love the painting! It is the centerpiece of our Great Room.

If life gives you melons, make melonade.

Carol Blackburn said...

Goodness gracious Cindy, this is awesome. It looks beautiful over the fireplace. I had to read your quotation twice before getting it, but I did get it eventually. First I tried spelling melons backwards and that didn't work, then I got it. You can tell Clint I don't think I'd like melonade.

Emma said...

Cindy! I gasped when I saw your post on my blog reader! I am in awe! Your painting is breathtaking, it actually looks like a photograph from the angle you've photographed it at. I love the frame too, it perfectly compliments the painting! I really can't wait to see more of your work, you have really inspired me to get my act together and start drawing again!

I hope you're having a great week!

Emma x

Nova said...

WOW...I love your painting. It's wonderful and the frame looks if he is made for it.

I think if you ever would see the Teide and the clouds around him you would have a new inspiration.

Greetings to you and Clint

Take care♥

Shelly said...

I don't have adequate words for how beautiful your painting is and how talented you are! Wow! Can't wait to see pics of the mural, as I know it will be another masterpiece~