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Friday, November 5, 2010

Zentangle Mandolin

A mandolin that hangs on our wall* . . .

. . . served as a model for Maria to paint this gouache on goatskin piece . . .

. . . which we adapted for our 2006 Christmas card.

Here's a detail view of its pick guard with mother-of-pearl tangles and its string connector with engraved tangles.

* This is not the first time this mandolin has modeled for Maria! Also, notice the Zentangle painted on wall and "stuck" in the door jamb.

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Heather Victoria Held said...

Maria's gift never ceases to amaze me. This is stunning.

I am Jane Monk - said...

I saw these mandolins in situ and admired them ... beautiful. There is a painting of a mandolin player that I saw when I was younger, and I can never remember who painted it - Rembrant?? Oh well, I remember the picture clearly and think of it everytime I see mandolins - so thanks for the lovely reminder. Jane