Monthly Archives: September 2011


Commissioned abstract hand painted chandelier

By | 2016-11-14T11:41:12+00:00 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 | 2016-11-14T11:41:12+00:00 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 | 2016-11-14T11:41:12+00:00 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 | 2016-11-14T11:41:13+00:00 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 [...]

Adding more Birds of Paradise Leaves

By | 2016-11-14T11:41:13+00:00 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 [...]

Pink Gingers

By | 2016-11-14T11:41:13+00:00 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 [...]