This project began as a simple wooden box with no hardware. The flowers are painted life size. I wanted the Pansies to have all the varied attitudes of the real world. There are buds, seed pods and fading blossoms as well as wide open ‘faces’! Of course there is a visiting honey bee near one long edge. This is Trompe L’oeil; The marble is not real. The clasp is not real, nor are the hinges. The cover still lifts off to open! The photo of the ‘block’ of marble is the underside of the box.
This mural with a Trompe L’oeil wood surface is painted on the porch of my own home. For more than 25 years these walls were just a slightly textured, ugly brown, metal surface. Then ten years ago I decided to paint it! Thank you to my sister-in-law for suggesting the faux barn board wood surface. On the wall which is viewed directly from inside my dining room, I painted rambling wild Roses that ‘bloom’ all year long! On one of the sides I created a strawberry jar loaded with luscious berries. There are bees that visit the flowers and a butterfly by the strawberries. On the other side is a squirrel which initially even startled my cats. They have ignored it ever since! In the winter I hang baskets of artificial green plants to keep a little summertime always just on the other side of the sliding door.
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.
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.