Tuesday, December 20, 2011

my early Christmas present...art

I am more than a little bit in love with this early Christmas present I received on Sunday...and just quietly, the man who painted it  J
It was created by the fella a while ago and it's called Teasels. Don't ask why, I don't know!  Actually...I do know now.  I googled teasel...it's a plant! Makes perfect sense. Richard tells me there are three separate shadows due to three different light sources while he was painting it.
I've been secretly coveting this painting for a long time, so to be given it was a completely lovely surprise...and I couldn't be more chuffed. And I'm super happy to have it in my home, where it looks so good against the red of the antique cabinet, don't you think? Yes, me too. If you look closely you can see that I've hung it a little lower between taking the first and second pictures.
It has of course meant a major rearrangement of the art in the town-house but I don't mind...I love it to pieces. I'm really lucky to have so many creative people in my life J
photos by a tranquil townhouse; artwork by Richard Baldwin


  1. Wow! It's wonderful. I'd be thrilled too if I was given such a lovely piece. xx

  2. It's gorgeous and looks fantastic with the red cabinet below. We have lots of teasels growing here...we used to make teasel people out of them when my kids were little....they look like little hedgehog people.

    A very lovely gift indeed.

  3. It's super - interesting, lovely, and compelling, and I love the three shadows.

  4. Wow! What a beautiful present, love the shadows.

    Maybe there are some real teasels in your future? that would speak to their immortalised ideals?

  5. How fantastic! What a special gift. It looks fantastic in its spot :)

  6. Richard is just a bit good isn't he ?!! It is so YOU Kerry and goes beautifully in your Townhouse, three shadows and all. A beautiful gift given with love.. XXXX

  7. This is a beautiful piece of artwork, Kerry! it looks lovely where you have it. What a talented man Richard is and so sweet to gift you with this piece!


  8. I love the painting. How exciting for you! xo Jenny

  9. I love it too and perfect spot.
    Kind Regards

  10. i LOVE it! you lucky gal to be given such a special gift!
    happy holidays to you...

  11. Wow Wow Wow I love it too.Does Richard have a painting blog? i want to see more:) Lucky you Kerry. Merry Christmas.

  12. I love how you've hung it. It's gorgeous. I love paintings with meaning.

  13. Oh it's lovely, what a gorgeous gift!! Is that a romantic crush or the kind i have on my GP, who is brilliant?? Love Posie

  14. Hello Kerry:
    The Teasels picture looks very good indeed where you have hung it, perfectly complementing the antique cabinet. It does look better for being hung lower since it then makes a closer connection with the other things arranged below.

  15. Glad you got that painting and that it suits the wall so much!
    Check this out if you wish -
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  16. Oh Kerry, it's stunning!! I love it and would be so chuffed to be given such a gorgeous painting - it looks wonderful where you've placed it.


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