Saturday, May 17, 2014

Mural week 2...it's in the details!

Week two...details, details!
Now that we had our sky, land, water, environment in...
it was time to fill this large mural with a few details.




If you missed reading about Carole Mayne and CerroPaint 
building the foundation of this mural...
check it out here.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Anatomy of a Mural, week one...


I was recently commissioned to do a mural 
by new homeowners
who wanted to add memories of their
600 acre Colorado ranch into their new home in 
Rancho Santa Fe California.



We started with a 22 foot wall,
a scale drawing and lots of paint and brushes.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Life of a stencil...

 is my go to stencil resource.

#1
 because they have a wonderful selection of stencils

#2
They're local here in San Diego and close enough to get to 
when I need a stencil right away.


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Just a chair...

This is a chair
I worked on after finishing up the closet doors for Rita.

She just had this chair delivered, 
gorgeous fabric,
but the wood painted gold metallic just wasn't right.


Working with Modello...

At first...
when my client Rita wanted me to do an elaborate design 
on these closet doors,
 in a room that already had so much design details...
I hesitated!

"Are you sure you want that much going on in here?"
I said.

"Yes, I like pattern on pattern,"
Rita said.




Monday, March 31, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

Lucky me...

I am very lucky it seems...
in all my years (and it's been quite a few)
I've had mostly wonderful jobs and clients to go right along with them.
It's been a very, very rare case when I had a client I didn't like!

This week was a fine example!


Saturday, March 8, 2014

Lesson learned...

I just bought this piece from another dealer...
and spent way more than I normally would on a piece of furniture!
Especially since I would have to repair & paint
to get it ready to go into my shop at


Friday, February 28, 2014

A peek at a few new pieces...


I was busy Monday painting a few new pieces 
I need to get out of the work space for a few more to come in...
always the story around here!



Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Paint Magic with Fireplaces...

Cement cast fireplaces...
in so many homes,
 and people just aren't sure what to do with them!

I say...paint em out!




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