Wednesday, September 03, 2008

A Little Autumn Whimsy......

My latest vintage ceiling tin was created by request, for a very special reason but more on that in the month of Oct.

I was asked to create a piece that not only said "autumn" but had a touch of Halloween to it as well. I had a couple of ideas in mind for this piece but quickly narrowed it down once I knew the feeling the tin needed to convey. I really wanted this piece to be all about whimsy, hence the name "Autumn Whimsy" Anyway, with that in mind, I knew I had to use my little Chickadee friend and this time, I decided that he should be perched on a lovely orange pumpkin. For a pinch of whimsy, I added a little witch's hat to his head.

For the background I wanted to create almost a grainy effect if I possibly could so I tried out a few different techniques to see if I could achieve that idea.

The leaves I wanted to make almost foil like in appearance, almost as if they are made of delicate colored foil that could crumble in your hand if you are not careful.

The autumn twigs were painted in on one of the very last steps and I think, connect the dots of this theme very well.

This piece and some home decor products made from the image, will soon be listed on my ETSY site.... http://www.artfulcreations.etsy.com/ .

19 comments:

Mary Hughes Studio said...

That's ADORABLE!!! Mary

Donna said...

Hi Ruth,
I love it! Perfect "autumn whimsy"! The colors are beautiful and I like how you painted the leaves. Very nice!

Come see me, I have something for you!

Hugs,
Donna

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi ruth!
it is the perfect piece for autumn whimsy! i just love it!
xo
melissa

The Rose Room said...

Ruth, that is wonderful! Rachaelxo

Among the Hedgerows said...

Ruth, I love, love, LOVE this!!! That little chickadee is adorable!
xo,
Lynda

NeereAnDear said...

Fabulous job Ruth!! that chicadee is quite adorable and the hat does add quite a touch of whimsy to the painting... very Autumn and Halloweenish...

LOVE IT

JO

Anonymous said...

I love the hat on the bird! So cute Ruth! Kathryn

Suzanne said...

Awww, this is so sweet! I love the paint effect on the leaves!

Linda said...

Good morning, Ruth:

I just wanted to let you know that I love your blog and gave your blog an award on my Linda's Blog today.

Thanks for always inspiring me.

Have a wonderful day.

Linda

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Such great fall art, Ruth!

I'm working on updating my blogroll, and I thought I'd let you know that I have changed my blog address! If you wouldn't mind updating my address, I would be grateful!

http://theinspiredroom.net

Happy Fall,
Melissa

Inspired Tokens said...

Ruth ...you have totally and utterly outdone yourself this time. I adore it, and the hat! It's perfect.

Abby Creek Art said...

Oh my...I love this one, Ruth. That little chickadee witch is the best!

THE HOME THAT LOVE BUILT said...

It's beautiful! Just beautiful!

Blessings
Brook

joey said...

How lovely Ruth! I'm smitten with your perky Chickadee perched on the pumpkin.

Rhondi said...

The bird with the witch's hat is so cute!! You are one talented girl.

Catherine Holman said...

Simply adorable and my favorite so far!
Hugs,
Cathie

Lynn said...

OMG this is soooooo adorable, what a beautiful thing to hang on the wall :)

Marilyn said...

Ruth, what a great piece! I especially love the little chickadee. Another fabulous creation!!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

That is wonderful..m..