Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Public Buildings make interesting paintings
|Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, Boiling Springs|
Back to the painting...The stone fruit placed beside the painting help the viewer to understand the size. It's not very big! Perfect for a little hallway or beside a doorway.
When I was deciding wether I wanted to blog about this picture, I had to laugh at the little title above my signature that I included on the painting. It is called Arriving Early. This is too funny. I am seldom on time and wonder why I included that. Wishful thinking, perhaps...
Public buildings are always beautiful, and this church is no exception. Lots of money collectively goes a long way in keeping the brick and slate in tact. With the cost of all brick buildings today, it is not surprising that churches and courthouses are made with the most beautiful materials.
|Closeup of St. John's|
This church is quaint and sits within the borders of Boiling Springs. This is a reproduction of what it would have looked like long ago had it not been developed. Call it a portrait!
Cumberland County is a very important county in Pennsylvania. It is home of many interesting sites, including the Army War College and Dickinson College. Downtown Carlisle is only a few miles away and is the closest major town to Boiling Springs. Many roads join in this little county. Because of this it is a major connection point to the Northeast and Western parts of our country.
The frame is not in perfect condition but is not obvious from the front view. It is missing some of the gold plaster veneer on the side bottom of the frame. Despite this, it's a good choice for this little piece because it allows the painting to shine and stand out. I am going to be posting this to my Etsy Store and is for sale if you are interested.
|Antique Gold Leafed frame|
Saturday, July 12, 2014
EYEWEAR for the Home!
At Spicher and Co., we like to create things that are just a little bit off the charts and over the top when it comes to artwork. A few years back we decided that eye charts made for some cool graphics, now we introduce some illustrations of the human eye with an emphasis on the false eyelashes!
The eye chart is totally cool, so I thought it would be neat to add to and develope this collection.
I am at the Atlanta AMERICASMART where we show and sell the prints that are developed for Spicher and Company.
You can see the four eyes that I developed on the wall along with another different sort of eye chart that is leaning on the wall beside my son Ian. Also new, coincidentally, is the moon phases. I will save that for another day.
The eyes wouldn't be complete without a chart of the different false eye lashes, which I happen to think is beautiful but am unsure how to use them. Ha! This green eye below makes me feel jealous. I wish my eyes were that color and the lashes are enviable, too! JK
Blue as the sky...LOVE THIS TOO. I am not sure how I would hang these prints yet. I'm looking forward to seeing how my customer display them. Suggestions always welcome.
The little accessories are also cute! I think they would look sweet in a powder room!
Thank you for looking today! You can see these and all prints here in Atlanta if you are a buyer with credentials to operate a resale business. Or simply go to www.spicherandco.com.
Monday, June 30, 2014
The Mermaid's Nantucket Parade
It was an amazing time!
This painting is for sale thru Nantucket Country, Nantucket, Massachusetts
|Cotuit is the narrow strip of land that runs along side of|
the mainland at Nantucket Harbor
I put a lot of thought into my paintings and love when you have to take a good 10 minutes to absorb all the funny details. I really loved the Heaven Swing idea. If you look carefully at the top of the swing, you will see some 'heavenly' arms holding the ropes along with his hat falling from the 'holy' clouds.
I also love the hollow whale ride (see below). When I was a little girl, they used to make some amazing floats in our downtown Carlisle, Pa parades. Maybe it was because I was young, and everything looked amazing back then.
|Fire bucket compliments of Cotuit!|
The hollow whale has an interesting looking sailor inside its mouth. Check out his 'clown' foot!
|Mermaid Toggery sells Whatever Floats!|
|The ticked off looking mermaid is holding a sparkler|
|Look at the sheen on the whale, the bumps are crackled like an old painting|
the finish is Encaustic over Acrylic.
I can paint more serious if I want to, but let's face it. There are plenty of serious looking paintings out there, and I feel my whimsical mermaids meet a niche in the market that is needed! We all need to smile a little. I am fairly certain that this painting is going to be in the main storefront window of Nantucket Country this July 4th weekend. Nantucket Country will have this framed in an antique frame. Sometimes its tiger maple or birds-eye maple, and other times its a cherry frame or a walnut with a gold leaf liner. One thing is for sure, her frames are amazing and they are genuine antiques.
Thanks for looking and happy holiday week! We are blessed to live in the USA!!!
Saturday, June 14, 2014
It was the Finest Snowfall Ever!
A Charming winter scene!
I know it seems a little early to be talking about snowfall, but I was working on this painting and thought that it would be fun to snap a few pictures of it and tell you all about it.
I think my landscape styles are a little Grandma Moses like!
She certainly loved her winter scenes!
I think nearly everyone can relate to winter. Wintertime brings people together like no other time. We skate, we carol, we sled, we build snowmen, and we work. I love the way the trees look in the winter. The form and color is every bit as interesting as in the summer when the trees are covered with leaves.
|Old Time Grained Frame|
|Someone has to work!|
|This is what a New England or Pennsylvania hillside looks like!|
The red on this house is brighter than the original but I still like it and included it because it stands out. Mostly everything in this painting "Pops." I really like this one!
I am going to list it on my Etsy store KOLENESPICHER. Check it out!
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Une belle tulip...
A beautiful Tulip
|LOVE the orangey color!|
I love orangey peachy tulips.
These were the color and variety I had in my wedding almost 26 years ago.
|Look at that blue on the vase|
I wish those tulips in that antique teapot were real, but they are not. I actually am not into artificial flowers that much but liked these.
I like to sit paintings on dressers and tables and on little easels when I can find them. It makes the room interesting and I love the layered look.
Thanks for looking today. This is an one-of-a-kind ORIGINAL painting.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Sailor's Give Great Gifts!
Check this painting out on my ETSY Store!
I decided this afternoon to put an encaustic finish on this painting and WOW did it pop!
I really loved this polka dotted paper and decided to apply it to the back of the picture along with my signature card (From Spicher and Co.). I sign so many of those cards and have a nice amount of them here in my studio! Spares to share!
Here's another painting that I called "A Sailor's Valentine". I love her hair! I love her heart that reads "Make us One Heart." I believe it was a February post, possibly the 14th.
The heart theme is very dominant in this painting (like the painting above) and the red makes you think "Valentine's Day".
|This gal has a bit of a tan! The ship reads STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER…AMEN!|
I love the heart and the XOXOs that surround it. I love her seaweed bra, too.
The frame is compliments of my Mom. It was in her personal collection (as they say!).