Tuesday, June 24, 2014

#418...my way

I  was recently commissioned to create the above graffiti style painting of the lyrics to Frank Sinatra's song "My Way".  My client Kristy had seen a similar painting in a local gallery, but the size and price were not right for her, so I took the challenge to paint her one for her living room.
I got a 48x48 canvas at the art supply store, and using my acrylic paints and medium created a spatter/drip background painting.
Next, I used a blue paint pen to begin drawing on the bubble font letters to the words of the song.
Then, I began painting in each line of the lyrics in the negative space created by the lettering.
This step was the most tedious. I added some paint texture to the top of some of the lines, and used some oil-based paint pens to outline the lyrics when I finished coloring in the lines. In total the painting took me about 30 hours to complete.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

#417...spec house style

I recently worked with a local builder on design selections for this house which is for sale in a near-town neighborhood. I got involved in the project after the exterior was painted. I helped with selection of interior cabinetry and wall colors, lighting, counter surfaces, tile and stone selection, and stair rail design. Spec houses need to appeal to a broad range of people, so my job is to select a backdrop of neutral colors and classic materials that buyers can tweak and personalize easily to their specific tastes.



Monday, June 9, 2014

#416...e-design boards

Here are a few virtual room design boards that I've created lately for clients.

master bedroom
home office
dining room
family room
master bath