Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Painting by Numbers


This painting just had to come home with me.  The muted colors have me wanting to paint the walls to match.  I love the distant peaks and water front houses.  It feels so very sound of music.  I almost want to rip down the curtains and make playsuits for the children - so much easier when you have 2 rather than a Von Trapp-ish 7.  I am a sucker for musicals and dance movies.  I would love to believe in a world where every low point, challenge and high moment is met with a song.  Kind of like this:


The painting is from my first foray into live auctions.  This painting came with another of an english village and a "back to the op shop" framed cat poster.  Oh, and there was just a little fabric. Enough to clothe a whole Von Trapp family escaping through the mountains.

9 comments:

  1. Gosh it really does look like an Austrian or Swiss village or even somewhere in the South West of Germany *sigh* I miss views like this
    LOVE the hydrangeas also

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    1. The hydrangeas a re a love hate thing- they start of an almost fluro blue (if that is possible) and only after horrifying me, turn a dusky shade of blue and later dark red.

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  2. I have a soft spot from Austrian mountain scenes too, they reminds me of bruises and hangovers and many a snowboarding escapade of my youth! i am falling for the charms of the paint by numbers too...slowly!

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    1. Snowboarding!?? Such legendary escapades. I have to admit paint by numbers used to make me cringe too. Now I just have to convince one of my daughters to let me hang this in her room.

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  3. There certainly is something charming about a "sound of music"-esque scene isn't there. Really gorgeous. The funny thing is - at first glance it looked to me like the mountain was falling over to the left, but when I look carefully is really isn't... strange trick of the eye.. haha... anyhoos... xx

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    1. Perhaps there is a market for paint by numbers scenes of cataclysmic events - starting with a japanese tsunami woodcut and moving to large scale land slides and volcanoes?

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  4. Like the picture - great find!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  5. Nice find. Will you reframe it? Or keep as is? :)

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    1. Definitely keep it as is - I like the subtle white and silver lines.

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