Thursday, February 18, 2010

My Things, Dutch Tin

My Things, Dutch Tin by Liza Hirst

oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
15 cm x 15 cm / 5,9" x 5,9"
Buy it here

This old tin is decorated with paintings of typical Dutch sceneries and was brought back from Amsterdam by my greatgrandmother at the end of the 19th century. I don't know what she used it for, but we keep our clothes brushes in it.


Sheila Vaughan said...

Love the way you have painted the scenery on the tin without it seeming over-fussy and detailed. Just the right balance, especially the side panel. It's lovely that you use they old pieces Liza.

Anonymous said...

Hi Liza,
I love your tins. Would be great to have them all hanging together! Karin

Liza Hirst said...

Thank you, Sheila. So nice to hear from you again - I must get that list together! Somehow life always gets inbetween.

Liza Hirst said...

Hi Karin,
thank you for your kind comment.
Yes, let's get together soon!!!!
By the way, I put your link on my blog...

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

I love your things.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

so well done. I love this entire series!

Liza Hirst said...

Thank you very much, Irit!

Liza Hirst said...

Hi Mary,
Thank you for leaving your kind comments! I am pleased you like my series - I am enjoying painting my objects, although now that the first signs of spring are appearing I might do some plein air painting again soon.
Take care,