Before the time gets away from me and I forget, I wanted to share with you some commissioned artwork I did for Christmas.
These two are quite unique. I’ve never been asked to paint either on vintage McCoy pottery or on a rock! Both were quite fun.
I’ve painted on plastic table tops before and even a frying pan but these two were new to me. Painted rocks have a been a thing in some cities and towns but I think most people paint their own and leave them for lucky sharp eyes to find them. This painted rock was much larger in size than what you see for the hiding purpose.
I put my cheaters on top of the rock to show the size a little more accurately. This commissioned artwork was for a little girl for Christmas. She has a pet pig named Hoggle, how adorable right?! Piper was thrilled I’m told.
Next up is commissioned artwork in the form of what I’d call a refurbish. The vintage McCoy cookie jar had seen better days but held sweet memories. It was my client’s mother’s jar. She had lost her mother when she was just a child, and didn’t have many of her mother’s things but she had this jar.
Here’s the before photo.
She asked me to paint the flowers back on. I was concerned of me actually lowering the value of the vintage pottery so I did research to find out it actually was going for now days. I saw around $40 on ebay and Etsy, so that made me feel better. It’s a piece from around the 1940’s. The memories are more valuable.
I ended up using the same type of paint I used for painting on my friend’s travel trailer. It can be baked to cure right away or let to air-cure for 21 days and that’s what I opted for. I was happy with the results and my client loved it. I wasn’t trying to replicate the original flowers, just get them close. Mine is quite bold and is a statement piece for sure now!
Do you want to give a unique gift and have something in mind? Give me a ring or shoot me an email. I’d love to hear about it and we’ll see if we can’t come up with something.
Oh and I tried to find a post with the sun face frying pan and couldn’t so I guess I never blogged about it so I thought I’d include it’s cute little sun face. I do that a lot, forget to post about things and that’s the reason for today’s post. Well that and to put it out there that I do this sort of thing.
You gotta be fast to get unique artworks like this though. This sweet sun face frying pan sold before I was even finished! To catch things that occasionally come up, just follow my Facebook page or follow me on Instagram. They tend to get posted there first just because it’s so easy and fast.
Learn more about me on the ‘About’ page in the menu at the top. I’m an artist – a painter mostly and an avid gardener. I paint a variety of subjects including birds, koi fish, my gardens, ponds and flowers as well as anything having to do with nature especially trees and tropical scenes. I also enjoy painting abstracts and have started creating more and more of them. My most favorite thing to try to achieve in my painting is mystery.
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