Tag Archives: stones

Two favorite Stuffed Animals (with turtles!!)

A Grandmother’s gifts to her grandchildren!  Two favorite ‘Stuffies’, a warthog and a donkey,  will now always be preserved for these two children.  This subject of this commission  was another first for me, but since I love painting texture it was right up my alley!! They are painted on wooden plaques 9″ X 12″ each.

And the two little turtles are painted on small stones to fit in little hands!  I actually enjoyed painting the turtle undersides more than the tops!!

Forty Nine Shades of Grey Stones Pedestal Table

Rock, stones and more rocks, are painted hyper realistically in liquid acrylics on a charming vintage pedestal table. There are well over 49 stones painted in many shades of greys and other colors on the round table top (24″ diameter). The table (originally dark brown) is now pale grey.  Its legs wear their original brass ‘shoes’ so I painted faux brass on the carved rings on the pedestal. Look hard and you will find my signature bug painted among the stones! The table stands 27″ tall and is for sale for $650 plus shipping and handling (based on location, cost to determined prior to purchase).

Hearts of Stone Table

Rocks and more rocks, painted hyper realistically in liquid acrylics!!!  I  returned to one of my favorite subjects in the summer  of 2017 to paint this charming vintage table.  There are at least a dozen heart shaped stones in the oval table top  (30″ X 19 “).  How many can you find? I’ll let you decide the total number as some are only hinted at!   Of course there is a bug on one of the stones.  The lower shelf is painted as a single slab of grey marble.  The shelf is also painted on the underside so as to continue the Trompe L’oeil illusion.  The legs remain their original dark brown stain but I added small grey diamonds to the graceful curves to visually connect the two painted surfaces.   The table stands 29” tall and has a drawer tucked under the top tier.  This piece is similar to a previously commissioned table named River Stones, and has recently been sold.  If you are interested in commissioning a similar piece please feel free to contact me through this site.

Photo Spread in Rocks and Minerals Magazine

I am so proud to announce a three page spread of my artwork in a national publication: the September/October 2016 issue of Rocks and Minerals Magazine.  More than a year ago I was contacted by the editors of this gorgeous magazine asking if they could showcase my work in their regular feature of artists whose art focuses on rocks and minerals.  I was over the moon at the idea and am blown away with the results!  Thank you to this wonderful publication and a special thanks to Susan Robinson for all her help in facilitating the process.