Wednesday, February 11, 2009
For a while nothing was safe from my brush. I painted this old trunk with strewn rose-petals, sold it and hunted down more things to decorate.
I painted on tables.
I'd just been to an exhibition of Klimpt paintings and was inspired to cover this coffee table with Klimpt-ish designs. I used gold paint, not real gold leaf as he often did to embellish his works.
I cut stencils of various leaf shapes, sponged through with acrylics then added details using artist oil paint. It's a drop-leaf table, right?
...and chairs. Voila the peony chair.
Here's an ice-cream parlour chair with a wooden seat, transformed into a goldfish pond. (Note my sandalled feet at left.) Seeing this again makes me wonder how our fish are doing under two feet of snow and unknowable inches of ice. Last year all but one survived only to reproduce and then be eaten by a heron. Actually two adults did escape becoming lunch and are still in there along with a few dozen small fry. But are they dead or alive? The answer will appear in future posts.