Friday, October 24, 2014

A Day in the Country -Paint Party Friday


Here is an vintage saw I painted with acrylics in early 2001.  It was a Christmas gift for our Papa and Daka.  As you can see--I've always painted faces into my artwork.


Here is a bit more detail.  As you can see there are faces hidden in the sky.


A face in the mountains...


Trees, sky and mountain--with their hidden treasures.


And still more faces to find...


Here is another glimpse into my sketchbook.  I call this graphite drawing, Ocean Robes.


My reference photo is above--this is our lovely Emily in a photo I took last January.

Thank you so much for dropping by!  Have a lovely day, sweet Friends!  Happy Paint Party Friday!


37 comments:

Studio Kaufmann said...

Wow that painting on the saw is so intriguing and mysterious. The format lends itself so beautifully to a panoramic view. Happy PPF

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful work again Beth, that saw is a dream! Valerie

sheila 77 said...

This is my first sight of a painted saw. It's intriguing how the pointed edges add a new dimension. It's an astonishing artwork and the scene and faces are so beautifully integrated.
I always admire your pencil sketches and what a clever artwork you are able to make from the original, like here where you turn the fur into a wrap of flowers.

Annette G said...

wow the painted saw is totally brilliant and love the sketch as well.
Happy PPF, Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Aga Gasiniak said...

That saw looks amazing. Very nice work! Thank you for sharing.

Faye said...

Beth, a fantastic painting on the saw! I didn't notice the obscure faces till you pointed them out. How very clever!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I've seen some of these. Interesting place for art!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Linda Kunsman said...

Oh Beth what a unique gift -and a gorgeous painting!! I've never seen anything like it. Happy PPF!

Leovi said...

Exquisite compositions, these saws are pure fantasy!

Leovi said...

Wonderful picture and very nice model!

Christine said...

beautiful creative work as usual Beth!

Lynn Richards said...

Your sketchbook is lovely-it reminds me of the old Wizard of Oz books from the 20's.

Jo said...

Never in my wildest dreams would I ever think to alter a saw. Incredibly beautiful!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

the altered saw is amazing, but I scrolled back up for a second look at that sketch... amazing line work...xx

Laila said...

The saw is really beautiful, and so is your sketch. I especially liked the sea theme.

BLOGitse said...

I'd love to have a saw like that on my wall! and that sketch hidden in my notebook :)

kat said...

What beautiful pieces, that one on the saw is really something, a fabulous piece!

irene said...

I love the saw! How clever to paint it .. and with so much detail. Lovely work.

Giggles said...

Oh my goodness that saw is amazing...wow you are so talented! I even love your signature! The sketch is wonderful too! Adorable model...the sketch is spot on... I love how you always show that!!

I clicked on to enlarge and really got a great sense of all your artwork!! Thanks for sharing!

Hugs Giggles

Cindy D. said...

The saw, the faces! Wow, that is really cool! But my favorite is that Ocean Robes, wow! Beautiful detail!

Katherine Jeanne Wood said...

Your work is beautiful. I would never have thought to paint on a saw. How creative!!

Abigail Davidson said...

The painting theme and the saw work so beautifully together, and lovely illustration too. I agree, painting directly on the saw makes it so intriguing!

jinxxxygirl said...

All of it is so pretty! My brother in law used to paint on saws. Love the idea of faces in everything. You are so talented! Hugs! deb

Gloria said...

Wow! That saw with the reclining woman is the coolest! I like your Emily portrait also. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

LonettA said...

Wonderful and absolutely unique gift! Great painting!
Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a nice sunday!

pauline said...

I love the painting on the saw! My dad was a carpenter, so this one really speaks to me. Love how you incorporate angelic faces in your work...xx

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Awesome art on the saw!!! That's so unique!!! Love how it has turned out.

And your sketch is stunning too...of course the lady looks fab!

Lindsay said...

Such a fascinating idea to paint a saw!! I've never seen something like that before, awesome!

Sirkka said...

Such an unusual idea to paint the saw, it is so beautiful that I guess the saw is never used after beeing painted. Happy PPF!

Bronson Hill Arts said...

How wonderful, Beth! The saw is not only gorgeous, it's intriguing! The sketch is simply gorgeous...

-Barb

Nat S said...

Beth, I love your imagination and creativity, great job!
happy PPF
Nat

Fuzzie Fingers said...

Wow! that is amazing. Thank's for visiting.

loveofcollage said...

how unusual and original its fabulous well done

Tammie Lee said...

such a lovely drawing, overflowing with hearts too.

and the saw is gorgeous, the trees, the clouds, wonderful.

Alexandra said...

Amazing detail on the saw! Wow, Beth. You're good!! :)

NatashaMay said...

Wow! This looks fantastic! :)

Abraham Lincoln said...

You do beautiful things, Beth.