Friday, June 22, 2007

THE NEW ADVENTURE


This chest of drawers was my husband's brain child. He has recently started building furniture and on his suggestion I have started painting images on each piece.

The image on this piece is meant to resemble Our Lady of Guadalupe, a popular image here in the American Southwest.

He has since made many pieces that I have painted. I'll post them from time to time and I would REALLY like your honest critique.

6 comments:

Linda said...

Well I think it is fabulous. Very unique and I love the colors too. They have an interesting chapel inside of Notre Dame in Paris devoted to Our Lady of Guadalupe. I am amazed by the attention it receives. There are always fresh flowers, someone praying and tons of candles lit which sell at 5 Euros a piece. It is a real cult.

tongue in cheek said...

Our lady of Guadalupe was the patron saint of the monastery that I use to belong to. It was in New Mexico.
I reconized her straight away.
Are those the chankra points on the side?

Caroline said...

Wow what a great way to combine functionality and art! And also how great to be able to work together in this way.

Merisi said...

Functionality meets art!
Wonderful, can't wait to see more of these works.

andrea said...

I want one of these! I love painted furniture.

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

this is just amazing - would so be the focal point of any room. The only thing I am not sure about is how the line of the top cabinets go through her face. I see it is perfectly symmetrical but I some how would have preferred more of her head to be on one side. I am sure that is totally crazy and I really do think the piece is gorgeous.