Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sunflowers and Vintage Watering Cans

Welcome. I am so glad that you stopped by. My garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit and relax while I share with you inspirations for my paintings. Would you like to join me for a cup of tea and a piece of banana bread? I just got back from the Farmers Market - the morning is cool and I bought more Sunflowers. I just can't resist painting them and I hope you are not getting tired of seeing their cheerful faces in my art.


I am painting something for a special lady who lives in a cottage near the ocean. She loves Sunflowers, vintage watering cans and the sea. Let's go join my Studio Assistant, Bentley, in the garden to look for watering can inspirations.



Looks like Bentley already found a blue watering can. Let's keep looking for a red one.



My neighbors Sunflowers are peeking over the fence.









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Looks like we found the perfect old red vintage watering can for my painting.



Here is the finished painting. I added a bucket of Sunflowers with red Roses and white Daisy's for a pop of color and contrast. Painted sea shells to give the painting a "Seaside Cottage Garden" feel.





I am so happy that you stopped by. I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your visits, comments and those wonderful Blogger Friends who follow my blog. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to see me paint something special. I have requests to paint pink roses and bird houses in future posts.

Have a lovely week. Blessings, Erin

15 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

OH how wonderful! I love vintage watering cans and sunflowers. And you used a RED one which is my fav color. I Love it! And I know that the special client will love it too.
Hugs,
Penny

D said...

Always enjoy your wonderful posts, and decorating and beautiful painting. I just had to get me a pair of those red rain boots. They are on my front doorstep now. :)
D

Tina Eudora said...

Vintage anything catches my eye right away, and of course it offers some wonderful inspiration for art! Love the garden painting, it is so cheerful and summery!
Tina xo

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Love seeing the photos of your creative garden. It is wonderful!

bunnythreads said...

I love your paintings--there is something about looking them that makes you feel beautiful,dreamy, peaceful.

vicki said...

Your paintings make me want to just step into their world. I love your artistic creations - so beautiful.

That Bentley - he is a great studio assistant!

vicki

AshTreeCottage said...

Such a charming painting dear Erin! And ~ I do believe you have the very best studio assistant ever!!

Lots of love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Anonymous said...

Wonderful watering cans. I keep painting mine different colors and really do use them for mild fertilizers and filling bird baths.

Donna said...

Hi Erin,
What a wonderful painting! I love sunflowers and old watering cans ~ they go together perfectly.

Hugs,
Donna

Julie said...

Just beautiful and I love the red watering can! And sunflowers are my favorite.

GWENDOLYN said...

I love all the bright cheery colors in this post. It's like a book of sunshine.
Gwen:)

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Erin! What a beautiful fun painting...I love sunflowers and watering cans too. Your painting are so uplifting and cheery...they make me happy just admiring them on the computer. Thank you for sharing your inspiration and the finished product! Have a wonderful Wednesday....Maura :)

Mary said...

This will be such a special and beautiful addition to your client's home - love the brilliant yellow and vintagey red! Bentley did well and picked the perfect watering can! Those brilliant red wellies aren't too shabby either - love 'em!

I'm heading to Calif. soon but unfortunately way up North - perhaps next time I can come back to your area and bring Bentley a treat!

Blessings - Mary

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Geraniums and sunflowers...you always have the prettiest combination of colors! Enjoy your break! Talk to you soon! ♥♥♥

*Ulrike* said...

You always come up such wonderful ideas for your paintings!! I'm sure the client will love it!