Sunday, August 4, 2013

Pretty Pastel Style by Selina Lake *plus* a Painting Inspired by the Book




I own all of Selina Lake's books:  Romantic Style, Bazaar Style, Home-Spun Style, and Pretty Pastel Style.  I love them all: They are treasures!











I was so inspired by the book, I painted a painting of a featured bathroom with pale pink fixtures:


Where's the caulk gun?
oil on canvas
9" X 12"


This painting features David Austin roses in a depression glass mug.  It's almost dry, so I'll varnish it at the beginning of next week.  Let me know if you're interested in purchasing it!

Linking to:

Mod Vintage Life




Until next time...

Blessings! 
Ricki Jill

16 comments:

  1. I love her books, too, Ricki Jill. That is an amazing piece of artwork- xo Diana

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  2. How gorgeous! I love the flowers and wish I had the water faucet in my bathroom! Very beautiful, my friend!

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  3. I adore this book.
    It is so inspiring and makes me happy to look thru it.
    Just as it has inspired your gorgeous painting. Ricki Jill you are so talented. I know someone will snatch that painting from you in a heartbeat.
    You have been quiet and I hope that things have settled and that is why you have been painting.
    Keep it going, you give me such strength to keep fighting.
    Amy

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  4. I have this book and gave the Homespun one to my daughter-in-law! Your painting is lovely! Those roses and that unique little vase. I especially love the faucet.

    I think I can smell the roses!

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  5. Oh my gosh, RJ. It's just beautiful! I'm glad you are painting again!

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  6. Ricki Jill this is just gorgeous! You have amazing talent. Love how you focused on just one area. Fabulous!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  7. I love that book. I am a pastel person and Hubby is more earthtones. You can tell which rooms in our home now has his input.

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  8. Oh...very pretty. I've wanted that book but haven't gotten around to getting it. Love love love your little painting.

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  9. Oh these books look like they are full of eye candy and inspiration! Love the bike photo and the teacups with paint! Gorgeous painting Ricki Jill!

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  10. Ricki! This is lovely! You are so talented:) I love all the sweet pastels and florals here. Wonderful design books and I need to add one to my collection!

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  11. Ricki Jill,
    What a happy little painting. So pretty. I'll have to check out this newest book.
    Karen

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  12. gorgeous painting
    would have made a great cover for the book it is so pretty
    Love it
    xo
    Pam

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  13. The painting is so sweet, Ricki Jill!! Good luck on your reading!

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  14. These images are so pretty, Ricki Jill, especially the tea cups. And I love this painting. I was noticing your beautiful roses that are home grown in your last post, and Tinkerbell! You know how much I love fairies. The first time I saw Tinkerbell was at Disneyland when I was 6 years old, so I have fond memories of this character.

    I hope you are enjoying the summer days, and your roses.


    Love,
    ~Sheri

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