Monday, February 25, 2013

I've Been Painting

I'm getting really good at taking blog breaks.  Which doesn't mean I haven't been busy.  I have. Painting.



















Lots of layering.
















I shared this frame several posts back.  It has a mirror, and it was gold.




I left hints of gold.
















Enhancing details.



















39 comments:

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Beautiful just beautiful, you are just so talented, love the frames, so pretty...

Rhonda said...

Absolutely delicious!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Rosemary,

I honestly don't know which I like best:

Your mad painting skills?

The actual thing you are painting?

Or your incredible photography?

You got it all, lady and I am a HUGE FAN of your work.

If less blogging means more doing, have at it - worth the wait every time.

Wow, I wish you could visit me and transform my world into the loveliness you create.

Have a wonderful and blessed week!

Olive said...

Breaks are refreshing I think. I adore your empty frame. One of my favorite vintage finds is my large oval gilded plaster frame in the living room. I left it chippy and did not touch it. I recently found a newer very large frame I have plans for. Wishing you a beautiful week, Olive

Blanca said...

Bravo!

CURIOUS BOYS said...

HEY . . . GREAT MINDS DO think alike !!!
Our new post has an Urn very similar to the one on Your Gorgeous Frames !
WE LOVE YOUR STYLE, ROSEMARY !
BIG HUGS from TEXAS !!
JOE & GLENN

Nyanser av vitt said...

Sooooooo beautiful.

Barbara Jean said...

amazing pieces.
Especially love the blue right now. =)

Where do you ever get such wonderful frames to do???

blessings
barb

Pendra said...

Those beautiful hands of yours... wish I could do what you do!! I just adore the long frame with the urn on top and the long draping down the sides and with your technique, this is one of my favorites yet!
Hugs,
Pendra

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Lovely pieces, Rosemary, and you are so skilled at layering the textures. Very pretty.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I don't think there's anything you can't make into something beautiful!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I love your painting style...gorgeous frames! Hugs, Penny

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Rosemary I really love the way you paint! The layers, the depth! There is something about your style... it really looks like it has been painted for years and years! sigh!

Patricia Krank said...

So very pretty. I love the "little bit" of turquoise. Blessings to you, Patti@OldThingsNew

The Refeathered Roost said...

You're gonna have to go to The Louvre to find art worthy of those frames! Fabulous!
melinda

Anne said...

Beautiful frames Rosemary! Are you getting ready to do a market?
xx
Anne

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Stunning...every one of them. You'd never know they weren't centuries old.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Those are all beautiful pieces.

Recycled Rita said...

You are so darn talented! These frames are beautifully perfectly imperfect! I love them! karen....

Maureen said...

I'm loving those hints of blue on the frames! It's soft and cheerful at the same time.

Linda at French Hollow said...

I have to agree with all these lovely comments - I just keep scrolling through your pics and say "wow"...

Curtains in My Tree said...


Of Course they are FABULOUS, do you have paint under your finger nails? LOL
I always get paint in my hair LOL

savvycityfarmer said...

I've been a perpetual blog break, but forgot to tell anyone ...


of course .... love all the frames!!!

Cynthia said...

These frameds are gorgous, I would love the top frame to put a mirror inside. It is gorgeous.

Cynthia

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

It's nice to take a break regularly. I have collected old frames forever and you have some beauties here. I especially am fond of the one with the urn and swags. Lovely new finishes as well.

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Rosemary,
Beautiful painting! Those frames, the details & the textures are just stunning!
All the Best,
Christine

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Lovely as always Rosemary.
Enjoy your creative time.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

Rosemary,
Love the finish that you put on everything. I tried a version of your Old World method on a few items, I'll be posting photos of them tomorrow. They don't look as wonderful as yours by any means but your such an inspiration that I wanted to give it a try.

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Really beautiful Rosemary. I love the colors and the layering. There's just so much depth to these pieces! I'd love it if you would share this at "What We Accomplished Wednesday," at Green Willow Pond. It is live right now. Have a great week!

Hugs,
Deborah

freddyandpetunia said...

I'm a sucker for great old frames~
as my own mAd collection will attest!
You have some I'd like to add~uh, oh. . .
Catherine

denise...on a whim said...

Wow! These frames are fantastic! Love the paint choice. :)

Decor & Harmony said...

You need to rename your blog "The Treasures of Rosemary' I can't believe what you do with old beat up stuff, it always looks amazing! I love the blue green color too!

Sumaya at Evocative Vintage said...

I so love your work. A joy to behold. You are so great with layering and you have the most beautiful pieces! You inspire me to give layering a go!:)

Thanks for sharing your wonderful work Rosemary!

Jeanette Chaney said...

Stunning!
Homa style is having an Inspire Me link party that just started!
I would love it if you linked up:)
Here's the link
http://homastyle.com/wp/2013/02/27/inspire-me-link-party/

I do my best to market the inspiring projects through my social media sites and follow too:)

~ Liz ~ said...

I think less gold and more paint leaves a much richer look, rich in history too. Love the look you created!
Liz @ Quirky Vistas

Orlando Designs said...

So beautiful! great taste! Im am now following! :-)

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Perfection...I'm pinning!

Jennifer Hughes said...

What a great idea! Please share it on a terrific linky – Design Décor Tuesday. www.designdecortuesday.blogspot.com. See you there! ☺

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

All beautiful finishes, Rosemary.
Thank you for joining the Open House party.
xx,
Sherry