Friday, November 18, 2011

"the home vera was born in"

18x24 deep edge panel....after i stenciled vera's room jolie had mentioned how much she liked this design and asked me if i ever did any collage style paintings...i have and was commissioned once to do one and enjoyed the process of putting the images together to form a story. so this got me thinking.......vera was born in the home i used her stencil for her bedroom with the image of the house then a vase of peonies flowers that jolie very much likes...then i wanted stephen (the dad) to be connected as well , i have painted here before and i new stephen was teaching his son about the different birds that come to there bird feeder outside the kitchen window...both of the children smile and enjoy this and so stephen told me one bird that comes is the tufted titmouse which i have painted lower right. i did not do any sketches i played around with the images in my head and just went for it, had fun will be doing more of this.

vera's room

jolie had found the stencil for her daughter( i did not make it) and then we did a sample, then jolie just wanted one wall done, painted the little table as well.

joanna's room

my niece joanna nowack......painted this for her in  ninety something...i was working on or had finished designing and painting murals in campo de fiori (aspen restaurant) and was home for the holiday, she has kept it all this time, decided to add it here.

"i see the montauk lighthouse"

18x24 oil on deep edge panel...i have been playing off of the designs you can see in a cow's hide.I remember doing this as a child when looking at cloud formations,still do.

Risa and Noah's bath

risa....i paint through her mind her vision, the house is one of my favorites and is very personal to me. it is a farm style house and here risa had me wash the walls with umber to antique it, though very light no strong faux finish here and the wood beams that cross the ceiling i antiqued to fit in with the rest of the room...risa is still in the process of putting the details together here.this room looks out onto a old mill on the water,wonderful.

tracee and oscar's garden

for tracee and oscar bosch....24x30 oil on canvas.....early morning in the back garden late summer, i was working on the kitchen and they have big windows that look out on the back garden with amazing colors that line the fencing with the pool house in the background. would like to paint the front garden next summer.