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Forty Nine Shades of Grey Stones Pedestal Table

Rock, stones and more rocks, are painted hyper realistically in liquid acrylics on a charming vintage pedestal table. There are well over 49 stones painted in many shades of greys and other colors on the round table top (24″ diameter). The table (originally dark brown) is now pale grey.  Its legs wear their original brass ‘shoes’ so I painted faux brass on the carved rings on the pedestal. Look hard and you will find my signature bug painted among the stones! The table stands 27″ tall and is for sale for $650 plus shipping and handling (based on location, cost to determined prior to purchase).

Tiger Lily Plaque Twosome

My first Tiger Lily Plaque was so well received, I happily revisited the concept.  Here I painted two bright orange Tiger Lilies in sharp focus against a clear blue sky! A honey bee is flying nearby.  The painting is based on photos I took on the Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts over ten years ago.  This oval plaque is edged in metallic green and is approximately 11″ X 8″.  It delivers a  great punch! This one has been sold but I can paint you a similar one for $75.  If you are interested in purchasing something like this please contact me through this site.

 

Hearts of Stone Table

Rocks and more rocks, painted hyper realistically in liquid acrylics!!!  I  returned to one of my favorite subjects in the summer  of 2017 to paint this 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, and has recently been sold.  If you are interested in commissioning a similar piece please feel free to contact me through this site.

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.