Sunlight on snow is so striking I could not resist painting it on the 18″ X 12″ center of this wooden tray. Yet I am told by some that it looks like light from a full moon. What do you see? I based this painting on a photo I took of my own backyard in the winter of 2015 when snow piled up on logs from trees that had fallen in the previous year’s storm. I added the little rabbit from a photo I took a few years back. She is just sitting there taking it all in! This tray is available for sale at $85 including shipping within the United States. Please contact me through this site if you are interested in purchasing it.
This vintage icebox was covered with thick red paint when it was brought to me. After much discussion the owner chose to have it professionally stripped. When it was paint free we found this gorgeous wood underneath so we scrapped the original plans to paint it an all-over color, opting just to embellish it. We chose a woodland theme with critters, wild flowers and other flora. Where I could, I used the wood grain as part of my design, see how the there are rings of ‘water’ near the Loon? The Pine cone and Maple seeds are painted in Trompe L’oeil style but the latch and hinges are real. I painted one of my favorite wild flowers, Blue Chickory, climbing up the sides.