Monday, December 12, 2011

I'm Bringing Harvest Gold Back!

{Not.  Really.}

But I did paint a kitchen from a home in Milan that has some harvest gold appliances in it. This kitchen appeals to me for some reason... twee wallpaper border and all!  I would love a hot cappuccino made with the coffee press on the counter.


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Comfortable Country Kitchen in Milan
16" X 20"
oil on linen



Here are some close-ups:



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LOL don't you just *love* the early seventies harvest gold blender?

I am so happy I finally finished this painting.  There was way too much detail in this one, and I don't think I will be painting on linen in the near future, either.

Linking to:


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Until next time...

Blessings!
Ricki Jill







30 comments:

  1. Oh wow, Ricki! I don't know what to say, that is amazing...you are amazing. Beautiful painting & so much detail. Wow!

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  2. Gorgeous work! I thought it was a photograph from the snippet at Mod Vintage Life.

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  3. its beautiful, the wine bottle looks 3 D

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  4. Beautiful painting and the detail is wonderful.

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  5. Wow, beautiful! I even like the harvest gold.

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  6. Ricki, Gorgeous work! You are so very talented. Painting from a photo in a magazine is never easy, but you pulled it off!

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  7. So wonderful, Ricki Jill! It's a little like stepping back in time for me, because I did have a harvest gold kitchen many moons ago. You are a wonderful painter!
    CAS

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  8. Totally Gorgeous!!! I'm your newest follower Ricki!!! So excited to be inspired by your beautiful artwork and ideas!!!

    XO, Aimee from ItsOverflowing.com

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  9. Oh my goodness this painting is gorgeous!! I agree you are so talented!

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  10. All I can say Ricki, is BEAUTIFUL! I admire your art talent. When one has zero art talent, one truly appreciates those who do. I am the one.....

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  11. Okay I love the chandelier. I wonder if that harvest gold blender works better than my stainless steel version....probably, eh?

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  12. Hi Ricki! I love the color combinations featured. And btw you have a new blog header, i love it! Fits well your personality

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  13. I keep going back and looking at the painting, seeing something new each time.
    It is wonderful, what a talent you have!
    Was it commissioned by the owner of the kitchen?

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  14. I had no idea that you painted. I love it and the chandelier is just so divine. You are truly a wonderful and talented artist.

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  15. WOW Ricki Jill! This painting is absolutely stunning and jaw-dropping. That chandelier looks almost real. You truly are an amazing artist.

    Merry Christmas to you my dear friend!
    -Marie

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  16. Ha, I married into a harvest gold kitchen-- the 33 yr old fridge just went kaput. (it was in the office not the kitchen) So I have a love/hate relationship with harvest gold.

    The paintings are beautiful and the kitchen looks very cozy.

    :o)

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  17. I can't believe you painted that Ricki Jill. You have such a talent. Every time I go to Macaroni Grill, I tell my husband that I want a kitchen like that someday. It's so European and cozy. I do like the colors in this picture too.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  18. Ricki I so thought this was a photo.
    O my I love paintings in this style
    I bet it was a ton of work for you.
    What patience you have.
    Amy

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  19. Any Italian Villa would be happy to look as good as your painting! It's fabulous!

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  20. I was thinking to myself wow, look at all the detail, I love it, then I read your comment about the detail! haha! I have say I love it! It is so interesting, I kept discovering new things that I had missed! My favorite type of painting, when I find something new each time I look!! Great job lady!

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  21. Hey now, my kitchen and dining room are harvest gold (although I call it "Tuscon Gold" to sound classy, since I painted it). :D

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  22. WOW! Ricki, absolutely georgous!! I think I'm in love with harvest gold, again!! You are so talented!!

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  23. ooohhh. . .
    gold and blue looks good together=)

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  24. This is amazing. I am in love with the sink. You are one talented girl...what a blessing. I'm happy you share your art with us. Are you going to hang this somewhere in your home? I just treasure the few pieces of original art I have...anyway, great post. Happy Holidays!

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  25. Wow Ricki Jill! That is lots of detail and so well executed too. Just lovely and I don't mind the harvest gold either!
    xo
    Caroline

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  26. Oh my goodness, this must have been so much work. You are extremely talented. You have definitely brought back harvest gold in a very chic way. It truly does look like an Italian villa. Gorgeous!

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  27. It turned out gorgeous, RJ. Everyone in Wednesday morning class is cheering for you. Nancy and Sherry say hi, btw.

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  28. I love it. I love all the detail, but I can see why it drove you crazy getting it finished. There is something about the way you have framed the kitchen by the doorway that just draws my eye in.

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