Hi Everyone, it has been a very long time since I have posted on my blog! I have been extremely busy with my art gallery. Then I finally had a big stalk of bananas grow on my banana tree patch, and had 65 bananas to use somehow! I gave some away and made banana pudding and several loaves of banana bread. Now I have another bloom, so another stalk will be forming! How wonderful to have bananas in one's own back yard! Eat your heart out, all you who are having snowy weather! It is 80 degrees in Florida!
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Hi Everyone, here it is almost Fall and I am painting palm trees and the ocean on a chest of drawers! But I am in Florida, so this is the kind of furniture enjoyed year around here. I just finished this piece and put it in my gallery.
It went on beautifully and is a pretty greenish, almost a mint color, but true to a pear starting to ripen from green to yellow. I love it! The terra cotta color, I mixed myself and it is really pretty, too. Enlarge these for a better look.
Wish it were Fall here. In sunny Florida, it is hot and humid. For months our temperature has been in the 90s with heat index of over 100, so I have basically stayed in and painted all summer. My garden has not liked the heat much, but does like the rain we have daily for an hour or so. Tropical weather! I am ready for a respite!
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Hi Everyone, it has been a long time since I have posted! I have been extremely busy with the new gallery and I suppose, a little lax about anything but painting!! I am doing furniture besides my paintings, and am painting on leaves, rocks and all kinds of things! It is too much fun! Above is a modern chair done with chalk paint and I make 2 pillows that can be used with it or in the room with it. The zebra pillow top is painted with fabric paint. The pillows I paint are selling fast!
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Hi Everyone, it has been a long time since I have posted. My new shop is really keeping me busy in the studio and I haven't taken much time to photograph my creations. Today, I finally am posting a few photos of pillows I have painted, as well as a piece or two of furniture and wall hangers, paintings, etc. I am having so much fun! Every few days I take a load of painted things to the shop and work on displaying items. Back at the studio, I am designing and painting new items. The wonderful thing about this is that I rent my space, but don't have to sell things, because the owner, Susan, does that! She is so nice...the shop is very pleasant and is full of interesting things to see, not only in my space but in others as well. Susan carries furniture and accessories for the home as well as clothes and fashion accessories. It is a great place to shop!
I have some "beachy" items.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Hi Everyone, I am still painting some furniture for my art gallery just to add another dimension. The wing back chair I painted sold immediately so I needed something else to put in that empty spot. I painted this cute little table "Refined Red", a pretty color chalk paint from Vintage Furniture Paint Inc. I love the paint because you don't have to wax it...the wax is already in it, and it goes on very smoothly and feels amazing to the touch. Inside the drawer, I papered with a little hounds tooth red and white check. But the top is what I am most proud of. I painted a key, a letter and a pocket watch in Trompe l'oeil, which is a French technique and means to "fool the eye". The objects, through shading, appear to just lie there on the table. You feel like you could just pick them up!