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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.

Cat Portrait Tuxedo with Attitude

This handsome Tuxedo cat is painted in fluid acrylics on canvas (20″ X 16″).  I love his attitude as he sits on a huge wooden spool in his backyard.  He looks fluffy enough to reach out and pet him, doesn’t he?!  I  painted him in tandem with a companion piece of a Calico 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 .

Pearls on Pale Green Faux Marble Table

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.