Saturday, September 5, 2009

New work

I have been itching to do some painting again and this week I couldn't put it off any longer.

Believing in magic
An 8"x8" mixed media piece on canvas; including decorative paper, acrylics, ink, charcoal pencil, metal foil.
I need to invest in some new paints.

This week, I pushed my boundaries - I made my first ring! Soldered silber with a riveted copper poppy. I definitely need to practice these skills more, but I am very elated that it worked!



17 comments:

sherry ♥ lee said...

Painting and ring making...you satisfied the itch for painting and then you moved on to rings? Or was it the other way around? Either way...seems like one muse has been calling the other! Both are exquisite!!

Judy said...

OMG..both are just beautiful! What a talented girl you are!

lilylovekin said...

Love the painting it has my colors in it. And the ring is great the center reminds me of my dying roses.

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Both just beautiful .

lilibulle said...

ohhh i love both!! th mixed media bird just beautiful and your first ring!!! what a good job!!! we want to see more!!!

sharon said...

Hooray...you got out the paints!! Lovely piece, especially the bird!
The ring is spectacular, I love poppies, and the color is divine....great job Renate!

Narrative jewelry said...

Beautiful work, especially (for me) the poppy copper ring, very nice.

xoxo

My Journey to Hope said...

I love your ring! And your flea markets finds were amazing! I would love to find any one of those treasures somewhere!

:) Michelle

mairedodd said...

pushing boundaries totally paid off - as it usually does! the ring is gorgeous... and i love the painting as well... you must feel satisfied - and eager to do more!

Pretty Things said...

SO in love with that ring!

The Joy of Nesting said...

Hi Renate!!

Oh how I envy your wonderful gift of painting!!! The paint brush and I have never been able to find common ground. And although I love paints,markers, pencils and have a hard time not bringing them home, all they seem to do is look sooo cool sitting in my little art corner :(

Your ring is beautiful!!!You have done a magnificent job portraying the delicate tissue like blossoms in an unlikely "hard" medium!! Bravo!! :)

oooooh you will be getting up in a few hours to slep and suffer through Sunday's flea market!! :) Have a wonderful time!! We are going to the beach tomorrow I'll eat a bit of ceviche for you if you will ohhh & ahhh for me ;)

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

PS. Did you get my email a few days ago or did it fall in the abyss of etherworld??

PSS Did you try the ceviche recipe yet??

SummersStudio said...

Renate, I always love to see your painting and this is no exception! The poppy ring is just wonderful. I love the patina you've put on it. And here it is Sunday morning for me and I'll be checking back on your flea market treasure hunt. Warmly, LeAnn

mermaiden said...

gorgeous way to push your boundaries! the painting has an asian-italian vibe :D and the ring is really really fabulous. can't wait to see where you go from here!

Cindy said...

Renate
Your ring is so beautiful!!! You are so talented whether it's painting or creating jewelry...and now you've added rings to your long list of talents too. I love the shape of this one and the color.

deb did it said...

your ring is so stunning

Cristi-2 If By Sea said...

Renate, that ring is fabulous! I would SO wear that! Nice work

diane said...

This ring is beautiful. I love the patina =)....and poppies are my favorite flower!
diane
xoxox