Monday, January 07, 2008

Purple Clematis & Hummingbird

I shipped out my last mailbox of the year a few weeks ago. Even though right now, I'm taking time off from this kind of work to concentrate on some other painting projects, I really did like the subject as it reminds me of kinder months weather wise.

The customer wanted deep purple Clematis as this is the flower that grows by her mailbox post. She said they always attract a good bunch of red throated hummers each year as well , so she wanted to combine these themes for her new mailbox. I hope that the purple Clematis and Hummingbird will bring a bit of warm weather spirit to your winter.

29 comments:

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Ruth, isn't that a gorgeous colour the clematis?! And the little hummingbird, so cute to paint would imagine! The combination of both would be so pretty on the lady's mailbox!! Beautiful painting Ruth! Jenn and Jacqui

Melissa & Emmitt said...

Hi Ruth
Your customer was so lucky to receive such a beautiful mailbox!
It is wonderful!
Melissa

Gail McCormack said...

I love your style Ruth, I bet your customer was very pleased with her new letter box. Are you going to reveal what you are working on??? I'd love to see whatever it is. Nice to work on different things isn't it, I've been working on a beach scene today...I enjoyed it so much.

Jean said...

Beautiful! Love the mail box!

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks very much ladies, glad you liked the mailbox. Kind of reminds me of the warm weather to come. It is pretty warm here in NY today though...it is supposed to be 68 degrees, which is pretty wonderful and unbelievable for January.

kate said...

The mailbox is beautiful. Those purple clematis blooms are so pretty and certainly do add a spot of colour to a snowy day!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh I know your customer will be thrilled with that gorgeous painted mailbox. It's pretty amazing but I still have some clematis blooming. Weird weather.

Lynda said...

Beautiful, Ruth! It makes me think of spring and with the weather today, you would almost believe that it was. Wishing you a wonderful 2008! ~ Lynda xo

the feathered nest said...

Hi Ruth, very pretty mailbox! Speaking of warm weather "to come" it was in the 70's yesterday and today - where is winter? I feel like I'm living in Florida instead of GA!

Manuela

Ruth Welter said...

Thank you Kate, Lynn, Lynda & Manuela. It is pretty amazing weather that we are having here lately..much better then snow is, that is for sure, atleast it is for me.

Abby Creek Art said...

Ahhh...beautiful, Ruth. It brought a breath of spring air to my day. Thanks, I needed that! xox

Kari & Kijsa said...

What a beautiful site on this cold, wintry day...thanks for sharing.

smiles, kari and kijsa

Mosaic*Queen said...

Love, Love, Love the purple Clematis!!!! Too hot to grow them here. :-( Great Work!!!!!
Michelle

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks Linda, Kari & Kijsa & Michelle.

Gail, sorry, I forgot to answer you question with regards to what I'm working on this winter. I'm changing over my whole website sometime this year...decorative items will probably all go on my etsy shop. I'll be working on more watercolors, listing products made using those images and I'm also really interested in antique ceiling tins and will be painting a lot of shabby chic, rose designs on those. I'll keep ya posted.

Mark said...

Hi Ruth, Just love the idea of all these bright and cheery mail boxes all over the place.Have you ever driven past one on your travels?

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Mark, funny enough, I have shipped mailboxes all over the country, 2 abroad (ah, the beauty of selling on-line) so nobody close enough to me, has one for me to see.

Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

Very Pretty and unique...I love it.

Sweet Remembrance said...

Oh Ruth...This mailbox is a beauty!
I know your customer will love it...
Priscilla

Gardengirl said...

As always your painting is beautiful. I love the Clematis with the Hummingbird.
Congratulations on renewing your wedding vows. You and your husband make a very elegant looking couple. Your dress is absolutly stunning!!!! May you both have many years of love, good health and laughter together. Hugs Maggie

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Ruth, now that's a beautiful mailbox! I'm sure she must have been thrilled with the results. You're so very talented.

The train display from the botanical gardens looked like a fabulous tour!

Rhoda

Inspired Tokens said...

Once again, stunning work. I'm sure the receiver will be thrilled with it.

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks so much for your visit ladies, and your kind words.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Ruth, that is just beautiful! I love the color of the clematis. And the hummingbird is such a sweet touch. It did bring back memories of last summer!
Penny

Sandra Evertson said...

Oh my!
Gorgeous!
Sandra Evertson

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks Penny & Sandra for stopping by and for your sweet words.

NeereAnDear said...

Hi Ruth... Just got back... wanted to say thank you for the well wishes... I am tired... will talk soon.... absolutely love the mail box... the clematis is one of my favorite flowers and of course we all know that hummingbirds are my favorite favorite... favorite....as I collect all things hummers

HUGS

JO

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks Jo...hope you had a nice trip. I know you love Hummers, glad you enjoyed the mailbox. : )

Suzanne said...

I love the bright, vibrant colors of the clematis, and the hummingbird is beautiful! Lovely work Ruth!

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks Suzanne, glad you liked the Clematis and Hummer.