Thursday, May 8, 2014

Paint, Rust, and Events

I've been playing with paint and rust.

Remember the white iron urn I asked you about recently?

I added a bit more texture, and, color.

I used layers of my homemade paint from the Farragoz course, along with a few tricks of my own. Note the rusty spots.

I gave this birdbath a slightly different look.

Things are getting real busy around here.  I have several events on the horizon.  I'll post all the details soon.

Here are a few of the things that'll be keeping me busy.
  1. I'm teaching a painting workshop later this month.
  2. I'll be a vendor at the fabulous "Hunt and Gather" market this June, in Crown Point, IN.
  3. I'll be selling at my friend Traci's "Three French Hens" market in July.  I'll be teaching a mini workshop at the luncheon that day as well.
Oh, yes.  I'm having a sale this Saturday.

See ya soon.


  1. Dear Rosemary

    Your work is simply amazing and well you know I think you are a master at the finish. Have a wonderful weekend and best wishes for your upcoming sale.

    Kate xoxo

  2. You are always so busy! Your finishes are always so beautiful. I love your ability to make things look like they have a story to tell :)

  3. Busy, busy, busy, Rosemary! : ) I am just getting done sorting out what was left in my booth when I closed it down ~ what I'm keeping, can put in my Etsy, etc. Have a great weekend!

  4. I love all of the texture. Absolutely gorgeous!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

  5. Rosemary my eyes are amazed with your recreations of age ... If I did not know better I would swear they are authentic antiques. Sure sounds with all your upcoming events you are doing what you love and loving what you do. You rock!

  6. You do create the most magical pieces! Sure wish I could take one of your classes. Let me know if you ever decided to make a video.

  7. Love anything aged, but you know that about me already. So wish I lived near to watch in in action at your event in June :)

    Love the crusty rusty,
    Thank you Rosemary for taking the time to visit my crusty lantern aged gracefully by the sea.


  8. Oh I wish I lived closer to you. I would take your workshops in a heartbeat. Your crusty aged finishes are getting better all the time, and they look authentically old. Good luck with your upcoming shows.

  9. The workshop sounds like so much fun.
    I love your creative pieces.

  10. imagine that !!1 LOL you playing with your wonderful paint and using your fabulous talent on another object

    the little bird bath is sweetand I think I have one like it !! going out to the garden to find it LOL

  11. Rosemary, you are going to be one busy lady, just don't stretch yourself too thin!! I love everything and the rusty touches are just so great!


  12. I love all your painting techniques Rosemary. The layers, the chippiness, and the rust! Sure wish I lived close enough to take a workshop.
    Blessings to you,

  13. Nobody I know plays with paints and rust as well as you Rosemary. I love all the chippiness to your pieces. Take care girl!


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