What a joy to paint this child’s rocking chair! I painted an old fashioned freight train across the back rest and kept the color scheme low key. Of course I couldn’t resist adding detail to the cars. But the best part of this piece is the Tompe L’oeil on the seat where I painted a few leaves and two marbles.The light glinting through the glass is what makes it all work! My grandson was eighteen months old when he was shown this chair and his little hand scrabbled at a leaf trying to pick it up. Is that affirmation or what? The rear side of my painted chairs is never ignored. In this case I thought a little red caboose would be very appropriate, do you agree?
This little vintage table and chairs were painted in bright colors with a realist painting of one of the famous locomotives that met at the ‘golden spike’ when the Transcontinental Railroad was completed.