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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.

Wooden Trays with Floral Motifs

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!

Doll Rocker with butterflies in Princess colors

This little doll rocker is only 19 inches tall and 9 inches across the back. I painted it in what I think of as princess colors; bright pinks, purples and blues with gold highlights. The seat and the seat back are painted with pretty, stylized butterflies and gold scrolls that match the little cushion which I made from my inspiration quilt fabric.  The cushion can be tied on the seat or up against the spindles if desired. See how cute the chair looks with a little handmade doll seated on it?  You can get a sense of the size of the rocker in the photo which shows it up against an easy chair.

It is for sale @ $60 which includes shipping and handling.  If you are interested in possibly purchasing of this piece or  you want to know more about this piece  Send me an email or leave a comment.