This graceful small side table was brought to me by a client to embellish with Trompe L’oeil pearls and shells. She handed me a piece of striped fabric to guide my color scheme and I was off and running. I used a favorite bug pin from my own collection as a model for the ‘clasp’ on the casually piled string of pearls. The gold and garnet fly also represents my signature insect. The table top (27″ X 11″) is painted as faux marble in soft greens with just a few delicate lines threading through it. To keep the illusion of real marble, I even painted the underside of the tabletop, so it would look like an actual piece of stone when you turn the table upside down. Loose pearls of various natural hues sit in a shell on the lower shelf which is painted a solid Sea-foam blue.
Morning Glories on a nice wood box! Five sides are painted with intense Blue Heaven Morning Glories on this nicely crafted wooden box. A fat bumble bee visits on the top and there is a little lady bug on a stem and a dragon fly underneath by my signature. Yes it opens and closes securely, almost secretly! Keep something special hidden inside. The box is 5″ tall and 4 1/2 ” squarish. For sale for $55 plus shipping and handling. Please contact me through this site if you are interested.
This four drawer bureau is number 3 in my “Cloud Chest” series. The sun is hovering at the horizon with a a purple glow that bounces off the low lying clouds around all three sides. I painted three autumn leaves in Trompe L’oeil style on the cream colored top and tried to use only the colors from the sunset in the leaves while still having three distinctly different colored flora. There is a ladybug as my signature critter. The “slats’ across the drawer fronts are actually solid pieces of carved wood. Sorry but this piece sold immediately in the first show in which I presented it. It stands 37″ tall and is 26″ X 15”.
This is a portrait of my all time favorite Kitty, named Captain. He stuffed himself into this small box about fifteen years ago and I ran quick for a camera! I chose to paint him a little larger than life a few weeks ago because I still miss this special, affectionate Maine Coon. The portrait is done in liquid acrylic on a 16″ X 20″ canvas. Do you have a favorite pet I could create a wonderful portrait of? Please contact me through this site if you are interested.