Jan 17, 2014

Finish

Good day.  Hope all is well.  Ed was here this morning and now I have 10 doors to paint, nail holes to patch, and the final coat on all the trim, baseboard, and crown.  I chose Sherwin Williams Studio Taupe for the foyer. Love it.  I'll be busy!  But I wanted to show you Two Horses finished.  I changed the top of the design and used DMC 221, 355, and GAST Mulberry for the flowers.  DMC 469 was changed to 3363 and 936 changed to 3362.  Horses were done in 3031.  No matter how I snap this, the linen weave is distorted in the photo.

 Frame?  No.  Possibly an envelope that is laced in the back with a flap.  Until then, it is the perfect size on 35 count for the standard 6" round paper mache box.  I will probably do the design on the teal linen when my arthritic hand is no longer stiff from painting.  I haven't decided if I will chart it first or just wing it.  I contacted the owner of the original and never received a reply of any kind.

Enjoy the weekend and stay safe.
I'll leave you with a snapshot of the brats looking like little angels.


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29 comments:

Vickie said...

Great finish! Love those horses. And the cats! They do "look" sweet. ;)

samplerlover said...

I also love your horses. Love the flowers. You come up with some wonderful finishing ideas. Love this idea.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

I love that patter placed on the box - wonderful!

Melissa said...

Oh Marly, this is just gorgeous. You have done a wonderful job with the colours and now the finishing ideas too!

Primitive Stars said...

Cbeautiful Marly, love the horses....sweet kitty's, you mean they are not angels! :) Blessings Francine.

Robin said...

Congratulations on getting two horses finished! And I like how you have it wrapped around your box!

Have a good weekend!

Robin in Virginia

C. M. Designs said...

I feel a sigh of relief now that your horses are finished..
Now you can enjoy painting ?
It's funny how kitties can wind themselves around each other when they are sleeping.. The picture of your "angels" makes them look very cozy.
Enjoy your weekend.
Charlotte in Virginia

moosecraft said...

Great finish! I think it looks perfect wrapped around the mache box!

backporchcarver said...

Love the finish on the box, suits it very well.The Kiddlies look warm and comfy.

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

LOVELY ... LOVELY! The horses are beautiful. You are an amazing lady! The kittens looks so comfy and cozy, lucky brats. I'd like to change places and I Can't wait to see the finished painted results.
Enjoy the upcoming weekend with Peace & Blessings,
Barb

Vera said...

Love your Two Horses Marly - great finish. And the brats...so cute...enjoy your weekend and don't paint too much so that you can't stitch!!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

A beautiful finish! I love it on the box, but I'm sure your envelope creation will be positively beautiful too :)

Krista said...

Love the new finish!! The cats are quite cute too!

Rugs and Pugs said...

I love it!!!
White crap is falling from the sky in Ohio. Ugh! I've had way more than enough.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Sandra said...

Happy painting!!
Blessings,
Sandra
Homespun Elegance

Carol said...

As always, your color choices are right on the mark, Marly--Two Horses looks great! I actually really like it wrapped around the box--nice to have it on display until you get around to finishing it up...

Glad the paint color is to your liking--sounds like a good weekend for staying inside and painting based on our weather forecast :)

Margaret said...

Gorgeous! Love it on the box!

Brenda said...

What a wonderful finish!!! Love it!

Barb said...

The horses look great! You are using two of my favorite colors of red mulberry and DMC 355.

dogwoodfarm said...


You did such a great job working out this antique design! I really like how it looks on the box, different!!
Your kitties look so content!
Happy painting!

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Well, good to see some things never change..I may have been gone for months, but you keep stitching along...beautifully as always!...Jan

Pam in IL said...

I really like Two Horses on that box! It looks great. Nice seeing the brats together.

Sherry said...

love the horses and they are perfect on the round box! I frame everything and need to be a little more creative!

Linda said...

Fabulous! Although my adult sons would say the eyes creep them out. I love it, they just don't understand folkart or primitives. It looks wonderful on the box. Can't wait to see what you do next.

Diana said...

I love your finish!

Anonymous said...

Isn't that a Primitive Needle design? If so, the reason you haven't heard back from the designer is because she passed away a couple of years ago. Love it on the box, great idea.

Maggee said...

It looks great! Congrats!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Love your two horses finish Marly and it looks wonderful on the box! The brats look very peaceful and happy, deceiving aren't they?! Deb

Catherine said...

Great finish and sweet comfy kitties!

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