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I started this blog on November 23, 2009 just because I wanted to chronicle my artistic endeavors and see "in black and white" how many different directions my artistic brain would go.  I challenged myself to try different mediums and that this blog could be a platform to post my achievements and failures.  I cannot believe it's been six years now!  Over the past 6 years I've learned a few things from writing this blog:
1.  Art is in my blood, I will always be thinking or doing something artistic
2.  About 80% of my work turns out better than the original idea
3.  I am not a fast artist, I have to start on an idea and then let it sit for a while
4.  It's OK that my "artsy" brain sometimes goes in 1,000 different directions at once
With all of this said I now consider myself a mixed media artist because I a lot of my talents cross over into other projects I've already started; It's a great life and I wouldn't change anything about my crazy artistic brain!  

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

My Magical Chair

When I pick up a paint brush I tend to go for the bright colors in my "paint box".  I consider myself a quiet person but when it comes to design I'm bold and very colorful.  I've always wanted to paint a very whimsical chair with bright colors but never have because my utilitarian side of me kept saying "What would you do with it?", "It doesn't go with anything in your house!"  Now since I have studio space at Olde Towne Art I can create the most bold, bright and off the wall things and display them there. 

So my hunt for the perfect chair began!

I looked at new chairs, unfinished wood chairs and used chairs... then I found it... my magical chair!  It is a child size chair with arms and I fell in love with it.  I found it at a thrift store right up the road and when I got home I was so excited to start painting I forgot to take a "before" picture.  So imagine this chair without the white primer:
A few days later (after it was well primed) I started the "coloring":
Again I was so excited to paint this that I didn't take too many "before" pictures but here was the end result:
And a view from the back:
Close up detail:
My Magical Chair is now for sale at the art gallery (Olde Towne Art) in Portsmouth,  VA.
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