Stones and Stripes Victorian Table

This charming Victorian table was brought to me by a client along with at least 150 of his own stones to serve as models. I painted about 2/3 of them and also included some from my own collection.  He wanted only the table top painted and asked that the remainder of the table be left untouched.  It makes me so happy to be painting stones!  He was thrilled with the results. Of course there  is a bug nestled in among the stones.  Can you find it???

Adirondack Pair of Chairs with flowers

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.

Literary Memorabilia Table

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.