Saturday, April 24, 2010

Frangipani's & Shabby Roses

Hello, Thank you for coming over and seeing my latest pieces!
I've finally finished painting these frangipani's.  There were a bit flat until I added Atelier Oils over the top of the Acrylics, now to wait until the oils dry to Varnish the canvas(that may take a while, it's just turned to nasty cold weather here in Melbourne)

I've been working on this Shabby Roses Quilt on and off for about six months now. Phew, I finally got it finished and I'm very happy with the results. My OPAM for April-Yeah!
 I did choose my own colours, and added Scolloped borders (that's a first for me, I had to learn to cut bias a different way) This pretty design is compliments of Jenny of Elefantz  Jenny very generously offered this design as a Free Block of Month last year.  I'm know you can still purchase the design from her.

I was given this "One lovely Blog award" by Anne at http://elmilagrostudio.blogspot.com/ Thank you Anne.
Anne is a great photographer, artist and comedian. Hm, I'm not sure she means to be a comedian but I quite often laugh at her posts.
Happy Painting, Creating, Stitching or designing,
Hugs, Anna



14 comments:

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Wow, Anna!! Your quilt is beautiful!! \o/\o/ May I show the photo on my blog, please? I LOVE how the Smile block pops out at you!!

moncherry said...

Again, your painting looks great! Amazing colours. The quilt looks very cute as well.
It will keep you warm and comfy this weekend!
Enjoy your weekend.
Hug Monique

Jan said...

beautiful work you are continuing to do. I can almost smell the plumeria. Congratulations on the award, it is definitely well deserved. Now I must go try to find out what OPAM is.

Hazel said...

Hi Anna,

Love the colours in your frangipani's.

The quilt looks great too - where do you find the time?

Well done.

Kerryanne English said...

C0ongratulations on your blog award Anna - well deserved too.

Your frangipani canvas is lovely and bright. My frangipani trees are just starting to lose some leaves and the last of the buds are flowering. It'll be such a shame when the trees become ugly sticks again for the winter.
Hope you have a great weekend.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Serena said...

Lovely frangipani, Anna! I LOVE your quilt!

Ruth Welter said...

I love your canvas Anna, very cheerful and contemporary in style.

Your quilt is so pretty...that must take an incredible amount of work.

Ruth

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

The frangipani turned out beautiful....very nice color, peaceful to look at. I can imagine it with a coat of varnish. (and I need to remember to get pics of my work BEFORE varnish....)
Yes, I do try and inject humor, but sometime it is unintentional, just me being ME! Which is frightening.....
It has been so long since I made a quilt, I don't think I'd know where to start or how long it would take me to finish! Hurrah to you!

XXOO!!
Anne

Judi said...

Anna...your picture is beautiful. Just beautiful.

Sooo is your quilt. I love the colours and you've done such a good job with it. Those quilts take time don't they? Good for you for finishing. I still have one from a year ago that I just haven't finished yet. Its a matter of just putting on the back and batten. You have inspired me...

have a lovely day
Judi

craftychookie said...

Hi Anna,
I love your painting..It would look really good on my wall...and well done on finishing your quilt...Beautiful...
Cheers :-) Michelle

Pieces of Dreams said...

Hi Anna! I absolutely love that painting...You are extremely talented...And that quilt!!!!!!!!
Makes my heart sing...So precious and perfectly shabby chic! Karen

mariondee-designs said...

HI Anna, thanks for popping by! I am always in awe of anyone that can paint! Your frangipani painting is delightful as are your other paintings. I especially like the pelican painting you did on the canvas bag.
That quilt is so sweet, love the colours and design. It's always great to see the finished product when you've put so much time and effort into it. Now you can enjoy it! take care, Maryann

The Pink Poodle said...

Dear Anna...wonderful painting...

& how clever re the quilt..that looks fabulous..

You are ONE talented lady..

xx andrea

Suzanne said...

Love the quilt you are working on, Anna! The painting is gorgeous...love the colors! I'll have to check out those oils.