Monthly Archives: September 2011

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Commissioned abstract hand painted chandelier

By | September 30th, 2011|Glass Blog|

Here is a commissioned abstract hand painted chandelier that that was finished within the last month. I worked closely with my collector to create a piece that would compliment the colors in her dining room. My collector has an art collection that is primarily composed of abstracts with warm jewel colors. Her art collection is [...]

Commissioned Reverse Painted Glass Chandelier for Kauai home

By | September 27th, 2011|Glass Blog|

This is a recent commissioned reverse painted glass chandelier that is destined for a lovely new home on Kauai. Birds of paradise are my client's favorite flower. We decided that this piece would be multicolored like many of my tropical bird and flower chandeliers. Tropical themes are my forte—they are my chosen life-long artistic direction [...]

Hawaiian Inspired Commissioned Hand Painted Chandelier

By | September 19th, 2011|Glass Blog|

I loved creating this special commissioned hand painted chandelier. This piece was created for a couple (who have also become friends as they are in my artist community) and will be moving to Florida. The actual chandelier is inspired by their memories of Hawaii. All of the flowers in this piece were from my client's [...]

Another Day With A Bit More Progress

By | September 17th, 2011|Painting Blog|

Today was an important milestone in the creation of this mural. I've completed 95% of the main composition by adding a few more leaf structures and the trunks of two palms. There will be one more palm trunk to the right and that will be created tomorrow. Then I'll be ready to paint the sunlit-filled [...]

Beautiful Reverse Painted Table Lamp For a Somber Day

By | September 11th, 2011|Glass Blog|

It's a small world and I think everybody alive today in this country has been effected by the tragic events of 10 years ago. Almost everybody knows someone who lost a loved one or who survived by what seems like sheer luck. I know two people who directly lost either friends or family on September [...]

Beautiful Art Shot of Reverse Painted Glass Chandelier Bowls

By | September 2nd, 2011|Glass Blog|

I'm surrounded by my work daily. I cannot escape it and that's probably a good thing for an artist. It forces me to examine and contemplate my creations. This is a moment in my front gallery studio where my reverse painted glass chandelier bowls reflect off my baby grand. The chandelier bowl in the foreground [...]

Adding more Birds of Paradise Leaves

By | September 2nd, 2011|Painting Blog|

The central section of this painting needs more leaves! This is a great time in the process to develop this area further. The leaves act as filler and also create lines of energy and interest in the overall composition. This makes the shapes and direction of the leaves important. You can compare this image to [...]

Adding Red and Yellow Heliconias and Pink Anthuriums

By | September 2nd, 2011|Painting Blog|

It's now time to add tropical flowers to the upper tier of the painting. I have begun to block in yellow for two different types of heliconia flowers, seen in the upper right and the upper left. The general colors of the flowers that I will paint today will be yellow, red and pink. I [...]

Pink Gingers

By | September 1st, 2011|Painting Blog|

Here is a pic of what my working palate looks like. I mix my colors freely, utilizing the various tones that naturally combine on the palate as the paint is mixed. Color is very exciting and inspirational to artists. As young as age 15 I can remember being excited to put down the first blocks [...]