Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Blue "Toile Like" Kitchen Herbs in vintage metal frame!

Lavender and Mint in the blue and white style! 

Shabby chic Vintage metal Frame

I placed the mint and lavender in a vintage metal frame and painted it with chalk paint 
I had some vintage frames laying around and thought it would be fun to play around with some chalk paint and wax.  The freestyle technique was inspired by a piece of vintage toile styled fabric. I love blue and white!

I have whole pile of miscelaneous herb paintings and a stack of very cool frames that will go well with them. 

I have them for sale on my etsy store.  Here's the link! 
I have the backs very nicely finished on these, which takes a good bit of time, but well worth it! 

Both have the same type of paper. 
I have always been an advocate of layering artwork or placing it behind something, like dishes! 

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I love blue.  I am also fond of blue books.  I don't always read them but if they have pictures in them, all the better! 

I have a total of 11 or 12 of these Herb paintings!  
They were not hard to do and are priced to sell!  It's a way to jump in and start collecting my creations.  


Check it out on ETSY Kolenespicher! 
Enjoy and thanks for looking today! 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Miniature Ship Painting

The American Way 


For A bookshelf or a dresser top!  This piece is currently available on ETSY at KOLENESPICHER's store! 
I have a lot of fun doing what I like.  Each day, I paint with love… 

This little painting would be a nice addition to your nautical collection.  If you have other pieces of mine, I would include this nearby! I like to place small originals on a bookshelf or a tabletop.  

Different lighting
The Italian frame is beautiful.  I love silver leaf.  The back also is equally gorgeous.

Here it is outside the frame before I put it together 

I love the paper!  
Thanks for looking.  If you are interested in my originals, I will be at a show in Philly area in mid September.  Here is some information on that show! 

I have some free tickets!  Facebook message me with details!  


Kolene Spicher Original one-of-a-kind Whaling Painting

Thar' She blows 

Acrylic Nautical Painting on Paper 

Retrieved Wall Paper Technique "Tattoo Style"  

Titled Thar' She blows!
Sperm Oil for sale here!!! 
I am having a lot of fun painting this series.  Thar' She Blows is the second painting that has been finished and is part of my new "Tattoo art" group.  The first entry was of a ship.  I posted it about a week ago.

Minus the Glare, I LOVE this shot.  
Some of the things that make me think "Tattoo" are the heavy black lines and the opaque coloring.   Somehow, I feel these old sailors would have been speckled with tattoo art.  Anchors, flags, mermaids, etc.
This is supposed to have the feel of an old Trade Advertisement. 
I have always had a fondness for the sailor and his lifestyle…  He certainly looks patriotic with the American eagle and criss-crossed flags! 

Happy Times! 
Here's a shot of the painting in its entirety, and you can see the other Tattoo Ship painting that I referred to earlier!
I love Gold Leafed frames

Thanks for looking today.  This and others will be taken to my show in September!  Here's the information on that show.  I have some tickets.  If you are in the greater Philly/New Jersey area and would enjoy some complimentary tickets, private message me.  You can like me of Facebook, too.  I manage a page titled KOLENE SPICHER.


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Kolene Spicher Angel Mermaid

She Finally Got her Wings! 

Original Acrylic Painting on Paper 

Title in lower right corner. 

New Frame
When it comes time to name these mermaids, I just seem to get an idea while painting them and I seldom get 'stuck'.   I don't start the painting with any solid direction.  I just know that I want to paint something MERMAID, and the title just comes to me.  I thought this was sort of funny and very "It's a wonderful life" like.  

I am running out of places to place these paintings (as far as taking photographs) I want the viewer to imagine the painting in their own environment.  I just love how the colors look with the seashells.  I love being able to just paint, too, with no solid direction.   

I like the crown. 

My signature ship is in the background like so many of my mermaid paintings.  

I think her etherial looking face is so pretty.

I also enjoyed painting the ocean with the suggestion of deep waves.  The color is a cold blue and it is a wonderful contrast to her warm tail and top color.  

Thanks for looking! 


This painting will be added to my Doylestown Show inventory in September.  If you are interested in this show, please message me thru Facebook for complimentary tickets.