Thursday, March 29, 2018

An aged pastoral painting inside the piano and Reeve

My French Piano and a slice of life. 
 Last post I showed off how I painted the exterior of the piano with stamps and a pattern to give it a toile effect.  But I still was unsure how I wanted to finish the interior to give it even more of a French look.   I had a few days in a row off from watching baby Reeve, and I decided to tackle the piano.  The thought of putting a pastoral landscape for the interior came to me as I went to sleep that night, as often many creative ideas do.  The next morning I got up and took the piano lid off its hinges and started to paint a landscape similar to the few that I have been painting around our home.
This pastoral landscape, my largest, was painted on a big canvas.  
Searching for the landscapes that I have painted to show you, I realize I 
may not have posted on them at all, so look for that post shortly.
Back to the piano...
I unloaded the cans of Annie Sloan paint I had and started to paint a scene
 from my imagination.  After painting the landscape, I brushed white paint 
over the whole thing to give it a dreamy look.
The painting took me about four hours and I was thrilled with the results.
It was soft and elegant and old looking, something out of an old painting from
 the French countryside.  It is really pretty now that it is all finished! 
I wasn't sure if I should gild the edges, but for now I don't feel it....
and I always say: Doubt means Don't.  At least for now.
 My life is more balanced towards a family life these days, and when I get a chance
to do something creative its all the more enjoyable and special.
Reeve is nine months old and is such a JOY!
The weather has just started to creep into the fifties in Boston, and you can see the baby
carriage in the dining room all ready for afternoon walks with Piper.
 Piper and Reeve are such a great pair! 
 They both look forward to being together, and they are side by side most of the day. 
 Piper is so gentle, and its true that Goldens are great with kids!

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