Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Commissioner

If I had to liken my 3 boys to a particular creature it would most likely be the monkey, non-stop, active, inquisitive, cute little things! Other times, vultures would be the most apt comparison, at mealtimes for example, where, even though they have already been well-fed, they insist on circling around my seat, snatching the food off my plate, until I have managed to eat only about a third of what I made myself. Then there are times where they are all intent on a task, working together, coming up with ideas where they remind me of 3 wise little owls :-)

With owls on my mind I did an etsy search a while back and came across a store called Rochelle's Little Ones. Full of beautiful handmade jewellery, adorable faux-taxidermy and charming paintings I knew straight away I would love one of her gorgeous acrylic-on-canvas paintings. She has a really cute range of animal paintings, birds, deer, owls, such a beautiful sweet style of painting. Then I saw that she does custom paintings by request. I contacted her straight away and asked if she would be able to create a painting with 3 of her gorgeous little owls on a tree and she responded promptly with a yes, at a fantastic price!!! After a few convos where we discussed colour and style etc she completed the work and here it is...

Isn't it just adorable? Without ever meeting or seeing my boys she has somehow captured them all in this painting - the gorgeous, squashy owl on the left is S, D is in the middle with the "pretty" eyes and the wise green-eyed owl on the right is H.

Rochelle also does some beautiful original screen prints and I ordered this one...

I feel so grown up (at 36) to have commissioned a work of art and am so thrilled with the result it is definitely something I will do again :-)

You can visit Rochelle's store here, she is extremely talented and a real pleasure to deal with.

9 comments:

Erica Louise said...

Thats really cute!

Vintage Hunter said...

Love it!

Mary said...

Oooo, I like! Can't seem to get enough owls.

E. Fernandez said...

Those 3 little owls are so darn cute!

Van said...

I love the muted colors and shape combinations in your requested owl piece. I like how you write about art on this blog and how you're an avid art collector. I'm scooping up paintings and prints by local artists. I will cut other things in my budget and resell things I own to make room in my budget for supporting art. Your new commissioned piece is a true treasure, I see it looking amazing in a solid black frame with just a tiny bit of distressed character :)

慶天 said...

Time and tide wait for no man. ............................................................

mylittlebirdie said...

such a beautiful picture love the colours and those owls(boys) are so adorable! : )

Brooke said...

love the owls. Thanks for popping by Pure and Noble too and for your sweet comments. xo

Home Girl said...

ohhh so grown up! how very satisfying. i love this idea, and a fantastic result. you have made my cogs start clicking...