Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Painting Chairs

These stripped down plank bottom chairs were a great find at $30 each.  I've restored the paint surface  by researching similar chairs for my design.

I'll be placing these chairs in my room at the Harrisburg Symphony Showhouse which opens to the public on May 22nd.  The showhouse is in an 1860's stone farmhouse and I feel these chairs are appropriate to the period of the house.

 I love creating old and worn finishes - so much character!

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Back Alley Forsythia

8x10 oil

It felt great to be out painting on this warm spring afternoon!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Harrisburg Symphony Showhouse: Progress Report

This it the room I am decorating for the Harrisburg Symphony Showhouse, which will be open to the public from May 22 - June 14.
I plan to turn it into an artist's studio and fill it with many of my paintings.

Work began a few weeks ago and so far I have painted the floor and started texturing the walls.
I am really loving this room.  The afternoon light is beautiful!  Perhaps once the easel comes in I will do some paintings in this room during showhouse hours.

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