Tag Archives: Purple

Violets Upon Reflection

In early spring I gathered Violets, Grape Hyacinth and a few Vinca blossoms and placed them in a little blue glass creamer on a glassy surface.  I painted them on an 8″ wooden plate, slightly larger than life, with their reflection.  My signature bug is painted on the back of the plate with an additional flower.  This piece is currently for sale for $85 plus shipping.  Please contact me thru this site if you are interested in purchasing it.

Pansy Chair with Butterfly

Pansies are so wonderfully varied and intense!  I had to restrain my self from choosing too many when painting this sturdy vintage chair.  I painted over the original black paint in purples and blues before embellishing the seat and the back rest with blossoms featuring orange and yellow.    My signature insects are on the backrest; a bee on the front and a distinctive butterfly on the reverse. This chair is available for sale for $325 plus shipping and handling.  Contact me through this site if you are interested in purchasing it.

Abstract Child’s Rocker Revisited

 

 

This child’s rocker is based on a chair I did a number of years ago. I painted both in abstract geometric designs with bold colors; purple, teal, cream, black and gold. I even managed to include a snail and a butterfly. The style works well for either a boy or a girl.  In this instance I customized the design for a particular little girl.  Can you discern her name???

Wisteria and Frogs Bathroom

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.