Friday, 24 June 2011

Flower mosaic painting update

Hello everyone.  I thought I'd show you an update on the flower mosaic oil painting I've been working on for what seems forever.  It's nearly finished, thankfully.  When I had the initial idea to do this painting, I totally underestimated the amount of detail and time it would take to complete.  However, now that it's nearly finished, I'm getting excited.

I've had the crochet hook out experimenting with making a coat hanger cover.  I made it a bit long, but for a first attempt it's not too bad.

Some of the Camelias have started to flower out in the garden and it's nice to have a little bit of colour on a dull winter's day.  I picked a couple of blossom and discovered to my delight that the Daphne has started flowering too.  I picked some of that too to put in the bathrooms as well as to add to the Camelia blooms.
On the kitchen window sill.      
In the en suite.  The blossom smells divine.
Off to make chicken and pearl barley soup for dinner.  More on that tomorrow.

Anne  xx


  1. Hi Anne just popped in before we head off on our break & i'm so glad i did, what an absolutely beautiful painting, i love it, really really lovely, you are quite an artist :)
    Karen x

  2. I would be getting excited about that painting too! So much detail. It is fabulous.

    Pam x

  3. Hey Anne, alot of floral gorgeousness going on there, I love it all.

    Daphne, mmmm, heavenly scent and Camellias just beautiful.........

    The coathanger cover is great too, looks like little violets, love the colour combo and don't get me started on chicken and barley soup, yum.

    Have a great weekend,

    Claire :]

  4. Oh, that painting has grown. I could look at it for ages. I bet you are pleased. I love the colours that you have used for the coat hanger. So nice to use decorative coat hangers. Especially when hanging up a homemade outfit. Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. I bet those blossoms smell divine. I really like how you did the coat hanger cover & your mosaic painting is lovely.

  6. Wow! Your painting is beautiful- you are one clever gal!
    Cute crochet hanger too.

  7. Beautiful post, Anne.
    Your painting is wonderful! You are an artist for sure.
    The crochet coat hanger cover is pretty.
    So beautiful the flowers on the kitchen window sill. Each corner of your house looks very beautiful and invited.
    Have a nice weekend.

  8. Oh I thought I already left a comment here!
    Love those camellias - they are gorgeous.
    And I'm very jealous of your Daphne.
    How long did it take you to do that clothes hanger cover?
    Don't say one day!
    And look at your painting!
    It's all coming together beautifully.
    Do you have a spot picked out for it?


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