Sunday, January 16, 2011

Does "Plein Aire" Include My Dining Room?

Shelf Life: Top Left
10x20, oil on stretched canvas
An old wooden chair upholstered in a re-embroidered fabric with inset mirrors, the Bibles and Books of Common Prayer belonging to at least 3 generations from our children back through our parents, P.G. Woodhouse, Molly Ivins, and an ancient little Texaco Home Lubricant oil can. I think this one is my favorite so far - I enjoyed finding the purple in the shadows. Maybe it's time to switch rooms. Or even houses... I'm starting to dream about the shelves of my family and friends.


Kathy Cousart said...

Mitzi, Well, Of course Plein Aire includes your dining room- you traveled and were on location, right?!! Just adore this series- what creative fun and wonderful compositions for you. Love all the book bindings. The little ribbons from the prayers books are much appreciated by this PK- Preachers Kid:) Ya did good- keep it up.

carol morgan carmichael said...

Really cool series. There is air in your dining room so I think you can safely call it Plein air. You have a great thing going here!

Amy Hillenbrand said...

I think this is my favorite too, Mitzi. I bet this took a lot of patience. So very clever of you. I like how the green book on the left balances out the fabric on the chair. Is this a miniature chair or did you paint it that way?

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

This is fantastic. Very Karin Jurick but you, if you know what I mean.