Sunday, March 18, 2012

Now I see the light

Old statuary with 1926 wedding veil as shade - purchased this week started it all

Our guest bedroom receives  reflected light from the palm tree which sways and dances in the gentle breeze. Also reflected are the daimond shaped sparkles from the salt water canal - the wall literally dances on a sunny day.  The room has tall ceilings and there is a balcony. 

We painted the room in Skylight (Farrow & Ball).  I am now shopping in my own house for pieces to fit in this room.

The lamp I love (my husband has reserved his opinion) The existing wrought iron bed I found at a farm auction many years ago.  The tapestry (not yet sewn to the pillow) was found in Venice, Italy.  The little cottage  I painted in encaustic and is part of my Irish cottages series.  I need a  lamp for the left hand side of the bed
Not sure about this

Time to look around my house some more
Encaustic cottage painting by Helen Tilston
Still life painted by Helen Tilston
waterford crystal lamp - painting Our Lady of Sorrows by Helen Tilston

I would like to take this Waterford crystal lamp from my living room, however, it is part of a pair.

This rooster lamp was created by artist Ziva twenty years ago. 
Southampton Ontario Painting Helen Tilston
Still shopping in my house and there is much to be decided upon for this room.  Any suggestions?

Irish Cottage Series Encaustic painting Helen Tilston
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder.   Do you agree?


  1. I love your little Irish cottage! Your room is coming together nicely. I sometimes dream about arranging things in my house. It can be like putting together a puzzle!

  2. Helen, you work is beautiful. Everything is so lifelike. I love the lamp with the veil!
    I won a waterford lamp years ago for a poem I wrote for them. Just love this one.
    Happy Thursday.

  3. Jacqueline - Cabin and Cottage

    Thank you for your support and encouragement. Yes the room is coming along. I have visitors this weeks, so no more progress had been made

    Hope you have a great week

    Helen xx

  4. Splended Sass

    Hello Teresa

    Congratulations on winning a Waterford crystal lamp. Will you consider posting the poem.

    Thanks for your compliments on my art work.

    Hope you have a great weekend

    Helen xx

  5. Helen- Just fill the walls with your beautiful artwork!

    Your description of the room sounds dreamy with the light sparkling in...


  6. Hello Loretta

    Your kind words are warmly welcomed, as you are to our blog.

    I shall be over shortly to visit you

    Helen xx

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