Tuesday, September 11, 2007

New Daily Paintings and Painted Instrument

Just listed four new Daily Journal Paintings in my Etsy shop. Also, I've been keeping busy at the State Fair by painting one of my recycled instruments. This time it's a Russian Balalaika, another stringed instrument. My husband has had this one for some time, it is totally unplayable as it doesn't have a soundboard. So, now it has been recycled into a wall hanging. I'm not completely sure I'm done with it, please let me know your opinions!

Handpainted Balalaika

Business at the Fair has been pretty slow, which is why this instrument is taking me MUCH less time than the guitar. Also, I finally finished the guitar, stringing it with beads. I will try to get a photo posted soon.

Spiraling, 8 x 8" Daily journal painting

Let it Rain, 8 x 8" Daily journal painting

Hypnotized, 8 x 8" Daily journal painting

What the World Needs. . . ., 8 x 8" Daily journal painting


Jafabrit said...

What a visual busrt of joy opening your blog is :) I am not sure there is much more one could add to the instrument, it really is lovely as it is. I like that there is a quiet space on the bottom of the instrument.

Mary Timme said...

I think if you add much more it will take away from the 'neck' interest. Heck, what do I know. I like it.

Anonymous said...

Ohhh myyy! You are VERY talented! When I visit your blog I know that I will see wonderful works! The colors used to create those works are just outstanding! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Paula Manning-Lewis said...

Thanks for all the wonderful comments! I tend to agree, I think it's finished.

andrea said...

Oh God -- like the guitar I LOVE this!! Your style is so perfect for this kind of work. Do you sell them? How much do you charge?

Paula Manning-Lewis said...

Thanks Andrea! Yes, I do sell them, or at least I'm trying to! :) The guitar is finally finished with beaded strings (still need to post a photo) and I have it priced at $1,000. This one I'm still not sure whether it's finished or what I will charge for it. I have the guitar displayed out at the State Fair for now, but plan to put it up on Etsy once it's over.

Cynthia said...

Yay, new work.... I start to have withdrawal if I don't get to see new work now and again.

Your painted instruments are wonderful!