August 13, 2013

Embroidered Treasure

Before my mother passed away, she gave me a few of her hand made table runners, doilies and various other textiles which I've been  using in  some of my art work.  I  pulled this beautiful  embroidered  panel from my keepsake drawer and  decided to stage it with  some antique enamel pieces I  had.  The tall pitcher is an old milk jug -  my understanding is the farmers would pour the fresh milk into a pitcher of this sort for serving.  If anyone out there knows different - please let me know...  The small tea pot is part of my collection as is the ladle and cup.  The speckled blue enamel is one of my favorites - bright and cheerful.  The oil in the painting  has sunken in a bit and I'll be either oiling it out or  putting some varnish on it soon.    Thought I'd  post a pic of it since it's been a while since I've posted.  (I haven't been posing the small pieces I've  done...   )


Embroidered Treasure
18x18
oil on linen

3 comments :

  1. Congrats again on your success, Shirley! I really like this one a lot especially around the orange and the cloth. Beautiful!

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  2. Great artwork as usual Shirley! This must mean a whole to you since you are using something that your mother gave to you. I know my mother used to crochet quite a bit.

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