Saturday, July 7, 2018

Perfume bottle painting ~

I had a little framed print on a wall in the bathroom, one day I looked at it and realized that it was so faded from the sun that I could hardly tell what the picture was. That's when I decided to paint a picture to replace it.

 I love perfume bottles and have a small collection which lead me to decided that a painting of a perfume bottle would be very appropriate for a lady's bathroom. So I picked one of my favorites...

First the set up and then the sketch...

 Along the way I decided to replace the single rose with a spray of the Hybrid Musk rose "Kathleen" which was blooming in my garden at the time. I thought it improved the composition.
I work very slowly, and get side tracked on other obligations and projects, from the sketch to the almost finished painting you see below took me several weeks.


finished, framed, and hung. 

 Picking out frames is always hard for me, rather like picking out wallpaper, you never really know how it is going to look until it's done. I had fretted about my decision but when I picked it up I was very happy with how it all came together. 

Now back to working on the arbor, since I have made friends with the impact driver it is going much better, the canopy which is the most difficult part, is almost complete. From paint brush to power tools is quite a switch.

I hope you have a lovely day

Thank you for visiting.


  1. WOW, that is beautiful. I did not know you were an artist.

    1. Thank you. I am not really an artist but I enjoy fooling around with paints when I have the time.

  2. Another master piece! Really lovely.

  3. You did a wonderful job of painting that scene. Wow! You sure are one talented lady!

    1. Thank you. I am rather pleased at the way it turned out - it does add a bit of interest to the room and it won't fade!

  4. Wow! You are a talented artist! Your picture is beautiful.

  5. That is a lovely pretty!
    I like the frame that you have chosen too...

  6. That is just so beautiful!

  7. Adrienne, you are so talented. That is just beautiful. I would paint all my pictures if I had 1/10 of your talent..Happy Weekend..xxoJudy

  8. are the cutest thing!!
    I LOVE your so sweet. Now, I can copy SOME things from talented people but, nooo, I can't paint or draw so I can't have such a great painting in MY bath. BOO HISS....
    I would LOVE for you to make a wire wreath using your beautiful roses...
    if you do, please do a post on it so I can see.....not sure what wire Carol used but mine is 20 gauge, German style wire from Hobby is shiny and pretty and easy to work with. I already had the dried roses, which I'm sure you do, too. 19 ft. of wire for $3.99 and making this twisted wreath didn't use very much wire. The more loops and turns of this shiny wire, the better. Can't wait to make one for one of my grands that just got a brand new house...she is a little bit Cottage so she will love it, too.

  9. This is lovely, Adrienne - your painting is beautiful, and the colors compliment the shade of the wall in your bathroom. I love the flowers you painted in front of the perfume bottle.


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