Thursday, March 19, 2009

Show and Tell Friday ... Indian Watching Over Camp

It's Friday and that means it's time for
Show & Tell

Be sure to stop by Kelli's to view what
others are showing today.

Indian Watching Over Camp..
Today I'm showing another painting done by
my talented Mother.

When she first finished this painting there wasn't a
tree in front of the Indian watching guard over the camp.
Even though I thought it was perfect ..
she wasn't happy with how his face looked,
so she stuck a tree in to make him appear to
be hiding and to hide her dislike of his face.

The Frame is another frame made by

my Grandfather...

This particular frame is probably my

most favorite of all the ones I have that he made.

I love the lil marks .. it makes me

think of old wood with termite trails.

Normally this one hangs in my office..
but with our remodeling and all
the new colors and themes we have
chosen .. this painting doesn't fit in any longer.
So I'm safely packing it away to save for Ashley.

This next painting is one that I picked up
last year at a yard sale for $2.00.
I love the painting but I'm not fond
of the frame color.

So I'd like your help and advise on this one..
I want to hang this one in my office here at home,
and I'm not quite sure what color to redo the frame.

The wall color is that which is on the wall behind
the painting and my new color theme is
I was thinking of using a dark brown base
with a beige top coat and give it a crackle finish.
Do you think that'd be too much with the details
in the frame, or take away from the focus of the painting?
Tell me what cha think..
I'd love to hear y'alls opinions!

Thank You for stopping by and for leaving your
I can't wait to see what everyone has to offer.
Thank You For Visiting
Have A Blessed Day,


  1. Wow, you're mother is really talented. What a family heirloom, especially with your grandfather making the frame too!

  2. I love the picture your mother painted.

  3. how smart (and talented) of your mom! The church painting is really pretty-it will be neat to see what you do with it:)

  4. Your mother is so talented, and clever to add the tree!

    As for the gold frame, I like it! It looks like some of the frames in our house! My first thought was to paint it white, or use another white one, not sure. Why not take the picture to Michael's and try out several frames until you find the color you want.


  5. Both are so nice. I think Katherine's idea is a good one...that way you will know exactly what you want.

  6. Hi Debbie, I really enjoyed looking at your mother's painting. It reminded me of my grandmother. She was a great oil painter too. The other one is nice and will look great in your office. I am going to let other more experienced crafters help you with your frame question, because I would be asking too. :) Blessings, Jax

  7. your moms painting is wonderful as is your grandfathers frame.I think you have made ac good color chose for your frame for the office with your color scheme.

  8. Your mother's painting is lovely. She is very talented. I also like the other painting. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Both painting are nice; I love the colors that you've chosen for for your office.


  11. Amazing!!!! She is very talented indeed.

    My show n tell is all about afghans this week. Do stop by if you get a chance. Happy Friday.

  12. She is talented and the painting is lovely.

  13. You have a talented mom and grandfather! As for your other picture frame: why not that beautiful blue underneath a crackle of brown?
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  14. You mom has an amazing talent! What a great painting and frame for you to have- and pass on!

    My gifts are not in design, but listen to the advice of these lovely talented ladies who offer their view. They have an eye for it!:)

    Thanks for sharing this treasure with us:)
    I hope you'll stop by and meet my new granddaughter:)

    Linda C

  15. Your Mom's painting is so lovely. Thanks for sharing. How about the bluish gray of the church's roof which is similar to the blue strip in your fabric.

    Have A Fantastic Friday
    from A Raggedy Roberta Anne

  16. what a beautiful treasure, I admire people who has the talent to paint, beautiful show-n-tell!

  17. I love your paintings*! I'm showing paintings for my show & tell today too.

  18. Your Mom painted a beautiful picture, made even better with a frame handmade by your Grandpa. Wonderful family treasure! I would either paint the frame a dark brown or sand it a little and add a dark brown stain to the existing color. I believe the frame is too busy and not the right style to crackle.

  19. your mom is such a great painter! this is a beautiful landscape/portrait painting. that's funny about the indian's face :). and i love your dad's frame. my dad tried his hand at a couple frames, found out it wasn't his thing - lol. thanks for sharing your painting with us today!

    There is always room for the in The Shadow of the Cross. Feel free to visit anytime.

  20. Your mom made a great painting even better. I like the tree there. The frame is so pretty and perfect for the painting. It's important for the frame to compliment the picture. For the other one I think I would be tempted to buy a different frame.

  21. Such beautiful paintings! Thank you for stopping by Bubba Bubbles. :-)

  22. Hi Debbie, I am totally in awe of your mothers talent. I enjoyed all of the pictures, thank you for sharing.

  23. Your mothers paintings are beautiful, Debbie, and the frames by your grandfather are so special.

  24. Very nice picture your mom painted! I think it would be a nice idea to finish the frame in crackle. Hope you post the finished project I would love to see it! Have a nice weekend~Smiles~Tam!

  25. Hi Jadehollow!

    I wanted to thank you SO MUCH for signing up to FOLLOW. :) I am truly glad we'll be hanging out together often.

    I'll be watching what you're doing on this frame. I am NOT good at this sort of thing but have several frames that look similar and really want to update them. So when you decide and repaint, I'll look forward to the photo of what you did.

    Again, welcome and many, many blessings. :)


  26. I think your mom did a great job on the painting. I like your ideas for the frame on the next painting also.

  27. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I have enjoyed my visit to yours. I need time to come back and really look at it for hours. It is my favorite that I have come across of the party. I love your layout, your music and your pictures are awesome.

    I have been a BLOG READER for several years, but only in the last couple of months have began to blog. I love it and all my new friends. Come by again soon.


  28. I love both of the treasures! Thanks for stopping by Creative and Curious Kids! for the blog party!! I also have a Christian blog- God's Shining Stars that you might enjoy.

    I'll be praying for the Eldredge family. I visited their blog and I can't even imagine what they are going through right now.

    Blessings for a beautiful Monday and nice to meet you!!


  29. You have a very talented mother - her painting is beautiful!


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