Kristen Helberg - Paintings, Murals, and Vinegar Grained Boxes
The Whale's Revenge
An old barn chest with added feet. Early American vinegar graining and a scene of the whales taking their revenge on the crew.
The Owl Nest Inn c Kristin Helberg 2018
Small painting with a grained frame.
Nantucket Sleigh Ride
Old oak box from York, Pa enhanced with a whaling scene.
Red Fox Inn designed to be old tavern sign
Bee Hive Tavern sign, I would love to stay there.
The Willow Tree Inn my fantasy of an old tavern sign
The Spouter Inn, remember Moby Dick?
The Scrimshaw Inne
Inspired by Moby Dick story.
Girl with the Green Dress c Kristin Helberg 2014
A little portrait inspired by Early American paintings. Grained frame in burnt sienna.
George Washington oil on canvas
Grained Grandfather Clock
Vinegar graining and decorative panels on a reproduction tall clock.
A polar bear studies a whaling ship.
Antique Plank Bottom Chair
Tree of life symbol and Fraktur birds enhance this old chair that I had fun decorating. I loved doing the little grained cross section.
Peaceable Kingdom Chest
Old barn chest from York, PA . I added feet and a Peaceable Kingdom scene.
Rufus Porter rocking chair
The rocking chair is old, about 1880 from PA. I decided to decorate it in the style of Rufus Porter, a famous American limner who traveled through out New England creating murals and graining furniture.
Waterford Virgina is a historic town. Each October they close the town to cars and have a show with vendors selling and demonstrating their Early American artform.