This child’s rocker is painted with lots of happy doodles of stars, stripes, dots, hearts and a few little flowers in shades of blues, greens, salmon and white. I painted energetic frogs leaping at dragon flies on both the front and rear backrests. Lady bugs creep along the runners. This very sturdy rocking chair stands 25″ tall and is 15″ across the backrest. The seat is wicker. It is appropriate for a girl or boy. For Sale at $125 plus shipping and handling.
These little rocks were painted just for fun, although some were commissions. The crab and the fish are painted on smooth flat stones and are only a couple inches long. The Frogs are pretty much life size. And one is actually painted on a piece of lumpy concrete! Can you tell?
This vintage all wood bench is painted with a view of a Water Lily pond with unusual red, pink and yellow pads. A large fuchsia flower jumps off the surface with intense realism. I love the way the light hits the water at the top of the scene and how you can look into the murkiness of foliage below the water. Of course there is a frog!! I captured these botanical beauties at the Minneapolis Zoo a few years ago. I painted the graceful legs of the bench in four shades of green that darken as they descend, with gold and copper colored highlights. It is currently available for sale at $175 plus shipping and handling. The seat is 20 1/2″ X 14″ and is 16″ off the floor. The handles add an additional 3″. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this table.
This bathroom evolved over time with multiple projects. Purple Wisteria hangs over a custom cut mirror. Later on, the stone arch was added so as to merge the mural into the wall when the bathroom was repainted a pale yellow. A Trompe L’oeil Wisteria blossom ‘sits’ on a bench which was painted the same lavender as the vanity. Tiles were painted with a special paint that bakes in an ordinary oven. Since this type of paint is more limiting I chose to do the Water Lilies, frogs and dragonflies in a style inspired by Japanese brushwork.