All posts by Sue Banks

Doodle Rocking Chair in Blue

This child’s rocker is painted with lots of happy doodles of stars, stripes, dots, hearts and a few little flowers in shades of blues, greens, salmon and white.  I painted energetic  frogs leaping at dragon flies on both the front and rear backrests. Lady bugs creep along the runners.  This very sturdy rocking chair stands 25″ tall and is 15″ across the backrest. The seat is wicker. It is appropriate for a girl or boy.  For Sale at $125 plus shipping and handling.

Hearts of Stone Table

Rocks and more rocks, painted hyper realistically in liquid acrylics!!!  I recently returned to one of my favorite subjects this summer (2017) when I painted a charming vintage table.  There are at least a dozen heart shaped stones in the oval table top  (30″ X 19 “).  How many can you find? I’ll let you decide the total number as some are only hinted at!   Of course there is a bug on one of the stones.  The lower shelf is painted as a single slab of grey marble.  The shelf is also painted on the underside so as to continue the Trompe L’oeil illusion.  The legs remain their original dark brown stain but I added small grey diamonds to the graceful curves to visually connect the two painted surfaces.   The table stands 29” tall and has a drawer tucked under the top tier.  This piece is similar to a previously commissioned table named River Stones, however this one is available! The table is for sale for $450.

Cat Portrait Calico on the Window Ledge

This calico cat is painted in fluid acrylics on canvas (20″ X16″).  She is quite a distinctive animal as she sits by the window! I substituted house plants for the Christmas decorations that were in the reference photo from which I worked.  I just had to tuck a little ladybug on a Philodendron leaf!  I  painted her in tandem with a companion piece of a tuxedo cat from the same household.  Are you interested in having a portrait done of your own pet?  Feel free to contact me through this site.   Prices  start at $250 for a piece this size.