Saturday, September 29, 2007

The Saltbox Rebellion....

Those of you who are familiar with my work know that I paint allot of houses....mostly saltbox style. Well I should say I used to paint allot of them and I do love them, even still. But it's confession time: seems lately, the thought of painting a house (ANY house) has just made me cringe (which is not good because allot of my regular pattern customer want more saltbox patterns). I have had my own little personal Saltbox Rebellion going on. I can imagine that for doll makers, the same would apply for another Annie or to altered artists- another fairie (don't come after me sewers and alter-ers! I'm just saying it's possible!)....
But sometimes a new and different surface will inspire you to reconsider an old dog. I have watched doll makers create with muslin and warm n natural for years, watched them paint these fabrics, but never made the connection that if they can paint it, so can I...doh!

So here is my first warm n natural ornie- the first of many, I hope! I played a little bit with color on this farm house, using a washed out, vintage red rather than the traditional deep red iron oxide most primitive houses are painted in. I'm loving the texture that the warm n natural provides and (here comes that word again- I'm a little obsesed with it lately) vintage feel it gives the whole ornie.

So what do you think? I'd love some feedback....

4 comments:

Roseann said...

I love this ... you should paint on fabric more often! It looks soft ... very pretty. Roseann

Steph said...

Thanks Roseann! I love the texture of the warm & natural....it does make everything look softer....

Tina said...

Looks great Steph!!!

Dana said...

HEY YOU!!

For being in a "saltbox" rebellion, you sure did a FINE job with this!!! I really like it ... it's so "cozy" looking.

Sorry I haven't been around much. I miss you girls!!! Please shout out a hello for me. I'll be by again sometime soon.

xoxo
Dana