Upon request, I revisited painting a profusion of peach colored roses against a brick wall using an old slate roof tile as my canvas. The realistic roses are depicted in all stages of growth from bud to full bloom to faded rose hip. The attention to detail is evident in the whole piece, including the bricks painted in the background. The scene includes a Rice-paper butterfly and a honey bee. A leather cord is threaded through the original nail holes in the slate and is secured with a knot and a pretty ceramic bead. The slate is 24′ tall and 12″ wide and it weighs 8 pounds. I can paint something similar for you if you’d like!
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”.
A profusion of pink roses! I painted these roses on sixteen 4″X4″ stone tiles in all stages of bloom from tight bud to seed pod. They link one to the other in a continuous six foot long composition, with a slanted faux brick background. The client shipped me the fine slate tiles, fifteen of which were installed across the front of a vanity in his home . I requested that he include an extra ‘just in case’ tile that I could also use to test my sealants and paints on. In the end I painted the 16th tile anyway. I added a signature honey bee and a little lady bug. Can you find them both?
These three trays are painted with three different and striking floral motifs. Deep purple tulips wave in the wind on one of them. Water lilies slick with water densely pack another tray. I painted the lilies with the goal of capturing the memory of dragging my hand, as a child, through the slippery carpets of saucer shaped leaves while on a canoe ride on a New Hampshire lake. The third tray is filled with delicately painted Hydrangeas. You may have noticed that this is a favorite flower of mine and I have done them in many styles over the years. Of course there is a bug on each tray!