Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sunday Sketches; Hope Chest / Dantiques

Spent Saturday morning in my studio finishing a watercolor painting that was started long ago. It is the most beautiful antique Hope Chest which is dated 1855. I enhanced the color scheme giving it a cheerer look.;)

 My watercolor sketch

 The Final Painting

After finishing in the Studio my friend, Nancy Diliberto and I braved the cold and snow to attend Dantiques Winter Sale. The owner Dan has become a good friend and we always find something special at the store. Look closely at the pictures above, the easel was made by Dan. Thank you very much Dan;)

 Dan enjoys re-purposing old materials. He found the wood used for this table submerged in water. After drying them out, Dan created the table without using any nails. He's a real DIY kinda guy.
The table was beautiful, along with that amazing chandelier.

 Nancy testing out the sofa. We enjoyed a cup of hot cider then headed back out in the snow. 

Hope you enjoy the pictures...
Don't forget to hop over to Sunday Sketches to see what the other artists have to share today.

~ karen


  1. Beautiful hope chest and easel, I did enjoy the photos of the antique store, wonderful Dan is doing something he loves for a living.

  2. great sketch and love the antiques especially the scales

  3. Love your painting and the easel, and I would love to be let loose in that store! Hugs, Valerie

  4. Gorgeous chest... with so much detail. I love it.
    And what a fantastic store. Nancy is doing a fine modelling job.
    I also like the sound of hot cider! Mmm 😊

  5. What a darling hope chest! I love your painting of it! Dantiques looks like an incredible place, especially your outside photo of it is so beautiful!

  6. Karen, it looks like you and your friend had a wonderful time, despite all of the chilling snow! :) And I LOVE LOVE your hope chest. It's utterly beautiful, filled with amazing detail. xx



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