Monday, August 04, 2008

Chickadee & Petunias Vintage Ceiling Tin

My latest vintage tin painting is one of my favorites, it was done on a gorgeous, ornate piece of tin that really caught my eye. The minute I saw it, I had to have it. In fact, I liked it so much that I bought another piece of it last week. The detail on the tin itself is quite incredible and I knew it was full of design possibilities.

I was very inspired by all the lovely flowers I had seen on my Mononk trip and these beautiful pink Petunias were really among my favorites. I showed them a few entries down in my "Inspirational Flowers" post.

I loved the blooms so much that I decided to use them on this tin. I've also been on quite a bird kick these days and have decided to paint lots of them in the future....all different kinds. I've done some Bluebirds over the last weeks/months and decided my next paintings should have Chickadees. This is how I ended up with "Chickadee & Petunias" for the design on this tin.

I hope you will enjoy the detail of the beautiful tin and also, the detail in the painting itself.

This piece is now on my website and ready to go.


Naturegirl said...

Ruth you capture the essence of the flowers you paint so perfectly! I'm always impressed with your artistic abilities!! Wonderful work!
Thank you for your generous comment on my last are one of those I speak of that inspires me!
hugging you NG xo

Gail McCormack said...

Love this one Ruth! The fact you used your own flowers from your garden makes it even more special

Catherine Holman said...

You birds and flower paintings are just beautiful and I love that you paint them on ceiling tins.

Donna said...

Hi Ruth,
I see you're painting birds too! I love the ceiling tin, it's beautiful. Isn't it funny how something will inspire us and our creativity takes off.

Happy painting!


Mary Hughes Studio said...

Hi Ruth, Beautiful tin! I love petunias and yours are lovely. I like your watercolor effect and the way the petals hang so prettily over the edge of the molding. The chickadee is sweetness itself.

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi ruth!
i LOVE the chickadee!
you do such beautiful work!

Kathryn Bechen Ink said...

Hi Ruth,

What a gorgeous tin--I love the design and your embellishment. Lovely painting, too.


Miss.Maddie's said...

Could you imagine lying upon one's bed gazing up at a ceiling painted in such delights.
The chickadee is perfect, I have one that visits every morning at the hanging feeder bringing her endearing chirps to all that listen.
Yours is on a dainty perch of beautiful petunias.
xo Susan

Abby Creek Art said...

Oh my my my...I think this is one of my favorites of yours, Ruth! You did such a beautiful job with the painting...and the tin is so cool too. That chickadee is the sweetest!

Charm and Grace said...

Ruth, another stunner. I actually think the petunias in your painting are prettier than the ones in the photo. And your chickadee is beautiful, too. Still loving that you're doing those on the ceiling tins... such lovely creativity!


Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

How I love the old ceiling tins! I think this is one of my favorites Ruth. And the little chickadees are my favorite winter time birds at the feeders. ~ Lynn

NeereAnDear said...

G E O R G E O U S!!!

A real stunner Ruth... love the petunias and they wy the flow overy the frame and the bird is a cute little chickadee



Dorothy said...

Ruth, youir latest ceiling tin is absolutely stunning!!! The flowers, the bird...and that antique tile is gorgeous! Was it white to begin with? Is it antique? It is just beautiful!!!!

Brook said...

Now that is really pretty Ruth! I'm sure everyone is going to agree. I hope you truly enjoy the last days of summer!


Catherine said...

I love vintage ceiling tins Ruth, and that one is beautiful & very ornate..the perfect frame for your work of art! Only you, could take something so beautiful and enhance it and make it even more so!! You have captured the petunias & chicadee perfectly! A gorgeous creation Ruth! Always a treat to pop in here and see your beautiful garden and gorgeous creations!
Also enjoy your frequent visits and lovely comments!
I see your garden is still putting on quite a show in previous post, beautiful captures ~and great job on the dragonfly capture!
Enjoy your evening!;)

Inspired Tokens said...

The flowers look so realistic as does the little chickedee! Beautiful job! I adore it.

The Rose Room said...

So pretty! Rachaelxo

celestina marie said...

Hi Ruth, your ceiling tile painting is incredible. I just love the sweet chickadee. I love to paint birds and I can see you do as well. Just gorgeous as always!!

I am having a giveaway and it would be an honor for me if you stopped by and left a comment.
hugs, Celestina
la rea rose

Gardengirl said...

Ruth you did it again!!! Another beautiful work of art. The beautiful pink Petunias and the cute little Chickadee are perfect together.

A Hint of Home said...

Very pretty work. You do great painting.

GemStateMom said...

Ruth, this is beautiful. The Chickadee looks like he could fly off the tin!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful Ruth! I love your little chickadee!