This mural with a Trompe L’oeil wood surface is painted on the porch of my own home. For more than 25 years these walls were just a slightly textured, ugly brown, metal surface. Then ten years ago I decided to paint it! Thank you to my sister-in-law for suggesting the faux barn board wood surface. On the wall which is viewed directly from inside my dining room, I painted rambling wild Roses that ‘bloom’ all year long! On one of the sides I created a strawberry jar loaded with luscious berries. There are bees that visit the flowers and a butterfly by the strawberries. On the other side is a squirrel which initially even startled my cats. They have ignored it ever since! In the winter I hang baskets of artificial green plants to keep a little summertime always just on the other side of the sliding door.
This unique, dynamic profusion of pink roses climbing a brick wall is hand painted by me in a hyper-realistic style on an old slate roof tile. I can do a variety of floral designs similar to this one for you however this particular one is in the home of a loving owner. In this case the realistic roses are depicted in all stages of growth from bud to full bloom to faded blossom. The attention to detail is evident in the whole piece, including the bricks painted in the background. The scene is visited by three life-like butterflies and a bumble 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 7 pounds. Please contact me if you would like to commission something similar.
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?
I chose a palette of grays and browns for this surprisingly colorful chair. The ‘natural’ wood grain on the legs and back supports is faux work as the chair was painted cream when I found it. The seat is painted to look like someone casually set down two dried long stem roses with trailing ribbon. Hopefully the ribbon looks like you should brush it aside before you sit down! The next three pictures zoom in on more detail.Can you tell that these flowers are not moist and fresh, but crisp and carefully preserved? The shadows are very important to the illusion of being real. the swallowtail. He’s painted with the same limited palette as the seat decoration.
This chair is for sale @ $150 plus 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.