This project began as a simple wooden box with no hardware. The flowers are painted life size. I wanted the Pansies to have all the varied attitudes of the real world. There are buds, seed pods and fading blossoms as well as wide open ‘faces’! Of course there is a visiting honey bee near one long edge. This is Trompe L’oeil; The marble is not real. The clasp is not real, nor are the hinges. The cover still lifts off to open! The photo of the ‘block’ of marble is the underside of the box.
Morning Glories on a nice wood box! Five sides are painted with intense Blue Heaven Morning Glories on this nicely crafted wooden box. A fat bumble bee visits on the top and there is a little lady bug on a stem and a dragon fly underneath by my signature. Yes it opens and closes securely, almost secretly! Keep something special hidden inside. The box is 5″ tall and 4 1/2 ” squarish. For sale for $55 plus shipping and handling. Please contact me through this site if you are interested.
This is a portrait of my all time favorite Kitty, named Captain. He stuffed himself into this small box about fifteen years ago and I ran quick for a camera! I chose to paint him a little larger than life a few weeks ago because I still miss this special, affectionate Maine Coon. The portrait is done in liquid acrylic on a 16″ X 20″ canvas. Do you have a favorite pet I could create a wonderful portrait of? Please contact me through this site if you are interested.