10" x 8" oil on canvas
I have this wonderful old antique mantel in my dining room. Layers of peeling paint over cracked and bleached wood. One of my favorite finds years ago at a flea market. It has a very shallow ledge but I love to assemble different "found" objects on it.
As summer gives way to fall, my dining room gets the most brilliant morning light and I love to sit there and have my coffee. As I was sitting and sipping and looking at my mantle the other day, I thought .... "what a great painting!" I tried to keep my brushwork very loose and my edges soft. I love the subtle organic colors and worn patina in this painting. Very soothing, I think, don't you?