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”.
I painted lots of pretty tall flowers growing behind a picket fence on this solid wood, three drawer, storage piece. Hollyhocks bloom in profusion up the front, right across all three drawers. One of the side panels sports Sunflowers while the other has Morning Glories climbing up a wrought iron trellis. Look closely and you will find three butterflies, a bumble bee, a lady bug, a dragon fly and two charming birdhouses. The top is painted to appear like it is made of slats of wood. The greenery wraps around to the back just enough to complete the design all the way. This small chest stands 26 ” tall, is 12″ wide and 14″ deep (counting the knobs). Perfect for a dorm room or even a bathroom! This piece sold as soon as it was posted, however if you would like me to paint something in this style please fell free to contact me through this site.
This cabinet is an oldie but a goodie. Pansies are growing out from behind the fence on the drawer and are cascading down the front doors. The client provided me with a new, unfinished piece and I kept it light and airy. I painted a couple of Trompe L’oeil blossoms on the top and of course there is a bee. I delivered this cabinet on 9/11/2001 where the television was running in the background: An indelible memory is associated with it for me.
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Something a little different for me is this folk art set. The client first requested the chair with a house and red barn in a traditional folk art style. A few months later I painted her jelly cabinet to complete a set. Both sides of the jelly cabinet have pastoral scenes as well.