This pair of very large Adirondack chairs was a bit intimidating at first, but in the end, turned out wonderful. Once they were base painted for me, the decoration moved quickly. The varieties of flowers include Sunflowers, Daisies, Cosmos and Zinnias. The recipient of this project is a bee keeper, thus the numerous bees on the chair with the yellow flowers. Yes they are both the same shade of sky blue in reality.
This unique table was such a fun commission! It is painted on a vintage table in fluid acrylics. The family for whom I painted it, shared many favorite books together, 14 of which are represented here. They requested I paint several iconic items in Trompe L’oeil, scattered on the table as if they had been ‘left’ by visits from beloved characters . (See how many you recognize before you read further).
There is a wand from Harry Potter, hair ribbons from The Little House on the Prairie, a Mocking Jay pin from the Hunger Games, Percy Jackson’s pen, and a needle and thread from the Quiltmaker’s Gift. There is Turkish Delight candy from The Witch the Lion and the Wardrobe, berries from Blueberries For Sal, and heavily buttered toast from the Mercy Watson books. There is The Very Hungry Caterpillar and the Charlotte’s Web spider, a coin from Half Magic, a blue tea cup from A Bargain for Frances, and a green matchbox car from No Coins, Please. And of course there is the ring and map of Middle Earth from The Hobbit on the lower shelf.
Sold! A late Hydrangea burst into bloom last September and I just had to capture it in paint! This hyper-realism painting is on a 9″ diameter round wood canvas.
This acrylic painting of the Thomas Smith House is on a 18″ X 24″canvas. I participated in an exhibit of “All things historical” in Agawam, Massachusetts as a member of The Agawam Community Artists and Artisans. This building is the oldest home still standing in Agawam and several artists chose to paint it. I am honored that my unique version of the home has been sold.