Friday, July 29, 2011

Paintpartyfriday! My old "boutique" art!

In the late 80's and early 90's I used to paint on wood and metal. I painted items for gardeners or garden lovers. This was before I began painting on canvas/paper. Items were sold or done by commission.
When looking at the quality of the pictures, you should know it was before I ever heard of a digital camera or a computer. These pictures were simply for my records of what I had completed.
I had so much fun!!!


Copper tub (commission)
Old wash tub!

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3 rd view
White chair (commission)I have always loved flowers and was a pretty good gardener and was always planting, pruning, weeding. The plants I painted are the ones I had in the yard. While the style is "Folksie" I tried to be botanically accurate.
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24 comments:

Jenn said...

How wonderfully unique! I've never seen tubs painted like that!! It would be so awesome to have a conversation piece like that in the garden!!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Yay Peggy...these are so pretty and so fabulous..wonderful!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, Peggy, I love these! That tub is amazing!!
XO
Cindy

laurie said...

I love how you termed that,, folksy but accurate,, perfect!

Darla said...

Aw-w-w! I did all that stuff, too! And furniture. I painted all over shelves and all sorts of things. Then I started doing murals on people's walls! That was fun! And profitable!
I love your treasures!

EVA said...

Beautiful!1

I love the wash tub with the funky crows!

Marlene said...

These pieces are all really beautiful. Love the fun crows on that old tub, really made me smile.

Heather said...

Very cute! I love the birdies!

craftattack said...

Beautiful work! Hugs, Valerie

Dezinaworld said...

WOW Peggy, what fun indeed., Simply stunning work too and a beautiful resulting piece.
Have a lovely weekend
June xxxx

art2cee2 said...

Beautiful. It is so much fun to paint on different surfaces! :-)

Healing Woman said...

The tub with flowers is amazing. It's fun to revisit items we crafted in the past isn't it. I keep saying I'll go back to my stained glass work but there is so much more to learn with other mediums that I doubt I ever will. It is interesting how we evolve.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I LOVE the tub with the flowers- simply gorgeous!

SHERI C said...

The COPPER TUB and CHAIR are both wonderful! HAPPY PPF!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

I´d love a tub like that!

Joni Nickrent said...

All beautiful pieces...I'm sure the lucky recipients will be sooooo happy! Great job! POP ART MINIS

Pointy Pix said...

That's a really original idea - I'd never have thought of gardeners as potential commissioner customers! The flower bouquets you paint are wonderful.

Kristin Dudish said...

I love the colors of the flowers set against the copper tub... Beautiful!

xo
Kristin

Julie said...

I love tubs, such wonderful works of art you've created.

Annabelle said...

Peggy that tub is just gorgeous!
This is a tub that really became even more of a collectible piece....Lovely work!


Annabelle

Faye said...

Peggy, your garden art is really, really good. I bet your things were in great demand. Your flowers are surely identifiable, unlike many that I make. I love the morning glory, especially.

Dawn said...

I really like what you have created with these normal items to make them so individual ;0) the crows are my fave they really remind me of those from Dumbo :0)Dxx

carlarey said...

The crows made me laugh, they have such great personalities, and the flowers are really lovely.

Geckostone said...

Oh these are wonderful!!! What a fun idea! I adore the washtub birds, such character! Deb