Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,

But a woman who fears the LORD,

she shall be praised.

Give her of the fruit of her hands,

And let her own works praise her

in the gates.

Proverbs 31:30-31

Monday, January 4, 2010

A Wall and Furniture Makeover

This is my lovely Tuscan scene painted over the three years I was at University doing a Bachelor Degree in Nursing. 
It took that long because of too little time, too much study and not enough inspiration due to being absolutely worn out!

These antique brushes were wonderful finds while I was living in Hobart, Tasmania. 
I transformed them with one of my favourite subjects to paint ~ Rosetti Women. 
Obviously inspired by Dante` Gabriel Rosetti.

This is one of my favourite Hat Boxes
I couldn't resist transforming this rare find (shame on me - it was a wonderful deep brown leather) with a portrait inspired by a painting called "Eastern Beauty" by Norman Prescott Davies (1862-1915)

I think this is what Queen Esther in the Bible might have looked like.

this one was commissioned by Kate Barnett (wife of Senator Guy Barnett) along with the following two items of furniture

This old Pine Table was transformed using an adaptation of a William Morris design surrounded by a border of Acanthus leaves.  Very classy indeed!

This old wooden box was transformed using an adaptation of a William Morris tapestry design called
 "Cabbage and Vine (Vine and Acanthus) "- 1879. A true family heirloom!

The design was taken from an original French Toille scene on fabric and adapted to suit the piece.
It now houses all my herbs and spices.

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