Saturday, January 9, 2010

A painting a Day - #008 - I have always loved looking at these dolls!


Hi Everyone....
I am so thankful for everyone that leaves me some ideas for new paintings...I end up learning about new things and it is fun to research and read...today's painting was requested by a Russian blog friend....

so here is my matryoshka doll, also known as a Russian nested doll or a babushka doll. It is a set of dolls of decreasing sizes placed one inside the other. The word "matryoshka" is derived from the Russian female first name "Matryona" . The word "babushka" is the Russian word for grandmother.

You know years ago I purchased some wood nesting doll blanks and actually painted an angel set...i will have to find it...last time I saw it Cole took it and it must be in one of his toy chests....I need to get some more blanks...so I can create a special set of these....

I also added a photo of some cupcakes I baked for our Girls night last night ....these are mini brownie cupcakes with peanut butter and a batch of raspberry chocolate ones...
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!
Hugs
Diana


13 comments:

Jenea said...

Hi Dear Dian!!! It's fantastick!!! I can posted in my blog your work???

Rhonda said...

I have always loved Matryska dolls too. This painting is delightful.

A dragonfly painting would be fun. Or pears, or a teapot, or a butterfly, or a hummingbird, or .... this could go on forever, I am sure you have lots of ideas planned!

Cheers!!

Edrian Thomidis said...

You are doing a painting a day now! Wow! That's fantastic! How do you get it all done? How do you find the time and energy? Wow! I admire your ability to create so much art all the time! You are not slowly warming up to 2010, you are already full steam ahead!

Deborah said...

Love the painting of the dolls, especially the colors. I am even more in love with your kitchen! The Eiffle tower on your stove!!! Only an artist's mind would know how wonderful that would look.
**blows kisses** Deb

Terri Kahrs said...

I've always loved these Russian dolls! They never cease to amaze me and bring a smile. No wonder one of the cupcakes is missing . . . . they look sooooo yummy! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Debby said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous!!!

Silke said...

Beautiful painting!! I love it! And I've always loved the nesting dolls. My dad has an amazing one from Russia that I want to secretly stick in my suitcase every time I visit... Lovely cupcakes! Can I have one?! Hugs, Silke

Manon Doyle said...

Ooooh! I love nesting dolls!! Great work Diana!!
Wow! Yummy cupcakes for girls night!!

manon
xo

Joan Crawford said...

Do you sell your paintings? I want this one.

Diana Evans said...

Thank you everyone!!! I am so thrilled to hear from you...

and I do sell all of my paintings...you can find them here....

http://www.etsy.com/shop/DianaEvans

Cynthia DiBlasi said...

Beautiful job Diana! I think I remember that post. Those little dolls are neat. And the brownie cupcakes look delightful!

You gave me an idea for this weeks prompts. . . Kachina dolls! With all of the packing I have to do, I really hope I have the time to illustrate this tonight. I'd love to see your take as well. . . if you so wish!

marianne said...

Fun!
Yes you have to find blank ones! I am sure you will create some wonderful nesting dols!
This painting is great!

Squirrel Girl said...

your kitchen!! its sooo pretty!!

 
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