Thursday, February 11, 2010

Just in Time for Valentine's Day!

(Click on photos for close-up view)

Have you heard of one-stroke painting? I never had, until a dear friend of mine introduced me to it.

She is a master at the painting technique and is a dedicated devotee. She has paint tubes in a dizzying array of colors and dozens of demonstration cds. She waits for magazines to arrive with new patterns and projects and when they come, she pours over them for hours.

She has painted everything from snowman families and teddy bears to gardens filled with flowers and round "vacation fund" jars.

My own favorite flowers are pink roses so any gift from my artist friend is plastered with them. Nothing could make me happier than to receive another of her gifts, covered with pink roses.

A heart-shaped glass dish that she gave me is perfect for Valentine's Day. Fully blossomed pink roses as well as buds, edged in green, decorate the dish. It can be put down flat on a table or tilted sideways.

Right now, it's part of a Valentine's Day display on the kitchen table. The pink roses add a real touch of spring on a dark winter's day.

Do you have special decorations for Valentine's Day? What's your favorite?


Linda said...

Susan, such beautiful hand painted roses. I would love to have a friend like that, such talent! So sweet to share. The heart dish is lovely!

Linda @ A La Carte

Susan Wicker said...

Thanks, Linda! So glad you stopped by to visit! Come often! Sincerely, Susan

diane stetson said...

I wish I had a one stroke painting from that friend!

Chatty Crone said...

That is one of the most beautiful plates and paintings I have ever seen! Lovely and so delicate. It does make you feel good - especially on a rainy and gloomy day.

Have a good one.

Leann said...

Oh Susan

It's really beautiful, she's very talented. Enjoy your treasure!


Susan Wicker said...

Hello Diane...I'm sure your wish could come true! Sincerely, Susan

Susan Wicker said...

Hi Sandie...Thanks so much for your visit and sweet compliment. Love having you stop by.Sincerely, Susan

Susan Wicker said...

Hi Leann...Thanks so much for your kindness. Love having you visit. Sincerely, Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

I sometimes watch Donna Dewberry on Create.TV. Her technique is amazing.

Susan :)

Susan Wicker said...

Hello Susan! Welcome! Welcome! Thank you so much for following, too! It was wonderful to see that you stopped by and followed. Yes, Donna Dewberry is one of my friend's Number One one-stroke artist mentors! She's fabulous. Again, thanks, and I hope you come to visit often. Sincerely, Susan

Alicia Isaacs said...

That's so beautiful. Reminds me a bit of a kit we used when I was a kid - Trichem. My mom used to paint flowers on cotton fabric and then make them up into kitchen towels.

Thanks Susan.


Susan Wicker said...

Oh, that sounds lovely, Alicia. Loved your comment and visit! Sincerely, Susan

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