Saturday, February 19, 2011


My Aunt Claire sent me this antique ice crusher for Christmas about ten years ago. It worked for about a year and then it sort of locked up. I can't even turn the handle anymore. In case it's not obvious, you open the metal lid, put in your ice, crank the handle, open the red drawer and voila! By the way, if you want to learn to paint quickly, paint ice. This painting is the first of my 12x12" efforts for the upcoming show at the Studio Gallery.


Anne Winthrop Cordin said...

Antique items are intriguing,especially when painted with such crisp brushstrokes and fabulous color! I too,love the 12 inch square.Thanks for adding me on!

Linda Popple said...

My mother had one of these. She would make snow cones for us. I remember turning the handle and it was not easy. It make a great subject for a painting! I like your ice cubes.

Congratulations for being accepted into Fresh Paint!!

Douglas Clark said...

Interesting subject matter. Your edges and brush strokes are great as always.

Michael Chamberlain said...

Thanks for the kind comments!
That's so true about turning the handle Linda, it was tough going even when it worked properly!