This time of year gets pretty hectic – the kids school year is coming to an end, travel soccer is in full gear, and tryouts just around the corner. Combo that with Spring showers and the need for flowers, weed pulling, outdoor cleanup… gads, I can’t keep up with the inside!
But regardless of what is happening behind the scenes, my work requirements still must go on. Heres a look-see into my present world of painting, and what I need to finish by Monday-
This is the finish sample my client chose for her master bathroom. It will look great with their new tile, except I need to tweek the color. The background layer of this sample is a mix of Portofino Chinchilla (like a rustic orange) and a white Shimmered Suede mixed with a Blue Pearl Metallic blue paint. I need to swap out the Chinchilla for, say, a Lusterstone Antique Parchment-
This is a sample I created for another client’s Dining Room ceiling that I posted about here. She liked a sample that was a mix of Lusterstone Sage Green and Silver Taupe, but it needed a little more something, and a little less green. This is one version, I have another in process that will have a little dark brown glaze over top –
This is a larger sample of the finish going in the two niches. I love this finish so much I have started up another color version sample of it. This is a dark basecoat, then an allover damask stencil using Portofino Jasmine Metallic Plaster, then over top I troweled activated RS bronze glaze –
This glass beads sample, thanks to Kathy Carroll of The Chicago Institute of Fine Finishes, was a big hit with one of my ID’s, but she’d like either a blue or silver version for her client. I have two boards started, one a metallic silver, the other a metallic aqua/turquoise color –
And last but not least, I was getting tired of the kid’s bathroom art sitting on my work cart … remember this post on the Acid Trip? Well, I started the two side canvases that will accompany the Acid Trip. I know, I know! They are butt ugly right now…. but just wait, I won’t fail you. Not sure exactly what I’m going to do, but it WILL turn out cool!
The other obligation I have to complete is posting my updated Caromal Colours Workshop dates, and emailing it out to my mailing list. I am introducing a new ‘ Comprehensive Workshop’ which will cover all four product lines. I will also be discussing the “Craft Your Own Class” Workshop – if you can round up 6 or more friends/family/workmates/neighbors to join you for a workshop (max class size 8), then I will work with you on creating a date/time that works for your group, or I can even bring it to you! If you’d like to be on my mailing list, please email me the email address you’d like to use to firstname.lastname@example.org..