We owned a vacation rental home in Seattle for a few years. During that time, I started working on creating a seascape from mosaics. Unfortunately, we had to sell the home when the Seattle City Council changed guidelines for short term rentals and I was not able to finish this work. You can get an idea of the waterline where the seals head pokes out and the seagull floats. I still have a jellyfish that we were going to install next followed by a lot of blue waves. The kiddos who stayed at the vacation home really enjoyed the colorful scene of the local sea-life.
I really enjoyed dabbling in mosaics although cutting all those tiles can be tough on hands! I look forward to trying this again hopefully sometime soon!
This was a painting I did to get “warmed up” for the rooster that I painted on the hood of our stove.
My latest painting is of our ol’ black cat, Bagara, who is often referred to as “Mister Black Velvet”…only seems appropriate that I paint him.
The painting, much like Bagara, looks varies quite a bit depending on lighting. I based this painting off this photo of Bagara.
My husband asked if I would paint a rooster on the hood over our stove. I’ve never painted a rooster before or on gecco board since I’ve primarly just been painting on black velvet (lucky me!). Here’s my “draft” painting. Now that I’ve gone back to this draft to finish him, I’ve learned that I should start with a background and then paint my subject. It’s challenging to paint around this fella’s feathers.
Here is the rooster above our stove which, pre-rooster, was plain ol’ white.
And here is the final Rooster. He looks different depending on the lighting. Morning light streams into our kitchen which is when Rob’s Rooster seems to look his best.
Now I’m pondering if I sign him or not… do you sign your art if it’s painted above your kitchen stove”,/p>
I am honored that “The Tim”, author of the Seattle Bubble, selected me to help him with his mortgage when he and Jeni decided to buy their first home. And…I’m tickled pink he likes his painting!