Friday, 8 January 2010

The yellow painting

I was asked by Kari of Artsy Mama where I got the the yellow painting that appeared in my post earlier today. I bought it in a local vintage clothing boutique. It was made by a local artist called Melissa White of Fairlyte hand painted interiors.

Melissa developed this technique that imitate's old, cracked and ageing walls by plastering a flexible surface like a loose weave fabric, she then uses different methods to distress the surface so it appears time worn. The final pieces are left dusty and matt or finished with bees wax for a rich, shiny patina. I have wanted my own piece for so long so you can imagine how happy I am that this pretty bird on a cheery yellow background hangs on my wall.

Pop over to fairlyte and learn more about Melissa's lovely work.

She also has an Etsy shop.

8 comments:

Bee Designs said...

I was wondering about that picture too. I've just had a look at her website, it's absolutely gorgeous thanks for sharing.

Mlle Paradis said...

Now you've got me wanting one too and wondering WHY aren't more paintings yellow?! This one obviously attracted everybody's attention! Nice couple of posts - Thanks!

jamaica byles said...

I love a vintage patina added to almost any artwork.Lends such a romantic timeless feel.Thanks for letting us in on this great artist.I may feature her on my blog in upcoming week too (with a link back to you, of course).
Have a nice weekend.

Jujube said...

This is truely amazing. Love the distressed effect of it.

hypermom said...

I've been wanting to do something with flowers and painting, and Fairylyte's work is so inspiring. Thank you for sharing this :)

tam said...

I love that picture I was going to ask where it was from x x

Relyn said...

Her work is quite lovely. Lucky you.

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

These are so very pretty - I think it's that the yellow is so sunny. Thanks for sharing.