Tuesday, November 23, 2010

GENNA and STEPHANIE faerie's /bedroom

julia called and wanted her girls rooms painted,for stephanie she asked for faerie's,which i painted around the room on all the upper moldings(in various poses and dressed differently each one having their own personality) then i suggested we paint the girls as faeries...i had fun with the girls taking photos and talking with them(they are both funny and smart)then i painted them on deep edge panel's which julia hung as you walk into the room,their was also small roses with vines drapping around the corners of the room.julia wanted the room to be her's,another fun job...nice family.

Lisa's table

Lisa wanted her table painted(it is actually glass)she wanted it to be a happy,fun table for her living area where she hangs out with her son's.i painted the legs to look like rust,gave the top a leather look i used a good primer that bonds to glass so it will hold up with no problems.

julia's jewelry box

Julia's husband jimmy gave her a jewelry box...it was made well but no longer went with their bedroom,she hired me to paint it.

wyatt and catherine's bathroom

Gail and john wanted the kids to have a fun bathroom...painted all the walls and the ceiling including above the shower,really does feel you are under water,painted it in 2003

dominick's bedroom/new york subway theme

In dominick's bedroom i did a subway theme...i painted his skateboard on the stairs that leads out of subway,looking intio a subway window with his mother and sister sitting in the window,painted the floor and also a subway door opening with dominick his friend and father entering into.....fun job

Risa's hydrangeas

Hydrangeas inspired from risa's garden,oil on panel with faux wood frame painted on gold wash,changes dramatically in light and shadow.

Risa's details in guest house

Risa had me paint the floor boards at bottom of stairs,green and brown stripes then light umber wash over them then clear coated with oil,small detail but added a nice feel when entering.it picked up the colors she was working with and also the ribbon on one of the hats hanging on a hook as you walk up the stairs(accident maybe or maybe not)then risa had me faux the floor vents(you can see before and after)so they would not stand out.

Risa's kitchen...chair/floor/ceiling and wood beams

Risa had a white ikea chair for her grandson she liked the style but not finish so she asked me to paint it to look like a old antique maple wood stain,the floor we painted white and weathered a little and then more in certain places(at first the floor looked a little to new but in time the floor boards opened up from people walking on them)the ceiling was a blond pine we antiqued it which gave it a old farm house look(which risa's home is and the house is across from a old mill)then the beams needed some work though not all.Risa had found these beams with the old worm holes and all,great look.

Risa and Noah's sun room

One of my favorite ...painted this in the late eighties, Risa... this was all her idea, she had me paint the window frames like tree' bark in her garden, then we stenciled leaves from her trees ,Risa liked the way the leaves outside made imprints on the ground when they were wet so she had me kind of mimick that feel,i have touched it up two or three times,still there. kind of understated and really calm. the chairs are from Africa.

Risa's kitchen

Risa....learned alot from her,this was her kitchen(it has changed since)think this was late eighties.we did a kind od wood grain /colorwash of wood tones that picked up the different tones in her rough natural pine ceilings as wellas the barn doors she turned into pantry doors,very warm.


Rose hired me to paint her children as angels inside a ceiling dome,also worked with gold leaf colorwashed entire bedroom,vines around windows with gold window moldings.Painted this in 2005

Monday, November 22, 2010

aspen tree mural

Living in aspen at this time...was hired to paint this soft autumn aspen tree mural in a private home in the clients master bathroom.

campo de fiori aspen/vail colorado

I met elizabeth and luigi in california....i was living in west hampton long island they called me to ask if they could get me to aspen to paint  restaurant they want to open,long story short it worked out( this was 1994)they are still going strong i also painted the second campo de fiori in vail.

cottage /house bed

This great house bed had four bed's inside of it,the theme was goldielox and the three bears,i spent alot of time in this little house painting murals on the inside(as well as all the walls in the room) i remember everything seemed so much larger after coming out of the house after painting for hours(think alison in wonderland) lynn palmer was the designer and it was in newport beach california.It was designed so little candace could have sleep overs with her sisters and friends.You could go up the stairs to the attic then slide down the slide,which yes i did(had to try it)fun job in  1993 i believe.

Greenlawn florist (long island,new york)

I painted for kim at the greenlawn florist....i painted the above panals to look like wood,then the sage green walls,painted the vines then i painted a faux chair rail with wood grain.This is behind the counter which gave the space a inviting back drop with out being to much of a statement.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

timmy's step stool

little timmy could not reach the sink,his parent's mike and mary asked me to paint this step stool so he could see himself.I painted the huntington lighthouse....a favorite lighthouse of mine (looks like a little castle) i remember passing it on my friend's boat ,it is a difficult lighthouse to see unless you are out on the water which i guess makes it more mysterious,Timmy lives not to far from this and i would like to think i am passing my care for this lighthouse onto him......i hope one day he get's to see it the way i did.

mural in michael's room

kristin wanted to do something fun in her boy's rooms,for jack we did a beach theme and for michael she asked me to paint a jungle theme over the existing green walls.I had a great time painting both rooms,had fun hanging out  and creating with kristin and the boys coming home from school to see what i did was the best,i got attached to those little guys,here are some photo's from michaels room....the first thing he said to me was "i want a elephant" which was strange and funny because i was hoping he did (michael did that alot)then the other animals and plants came in.

school teacher's desk

My sister is a 6th grade school teacher, and one of her topics is the Medieval Period. I painted this desk for her. It started out as a regular old wooden schooldesk. She told me that the children love it, and I hope that looking at this desk every day will get them in the mood for their studies.