Decorative Painting Examples and Terminology PART II

When decorating your home, you inevitably face the dilemma of what to put on your walls. Plain color? Wallpaper? How about doing some decorative painting that incorporates the use of a “stencil” or “chinoiserie”? The first installment of this post discussed the terms “faux finish, decorative painting, murals, gilding and trompe l’oeil”. Go back one… Continue reading Decorative Painting Examples and Terminology PART II

Decorative Painting Examples and Terminology PART I

When decorating your home, you inevitably face the dilemma of what to do with your walls. Paint them a plain color? Wallpaper? How about doing some decorative painting such as a “faux finish” or “mural”? If you are exploring decorative painting options, you will first need to know the terms to use when consulting your… Continue reading Decorative Painting Examples and Terminology PART I

Decorative Hallloween Pumpkins

I was recently asked to paint and donate a pumpkin to Meadowbrook School in Northbrook to auction off at their upcoming “Pumpkinfest” celebration. I have had a ball coming up with ideas…now the hard part will be deciding which one to donate, which ones to sell and which ones to keep!! I thought I would… Continue reading Decorative Hallloween Pumpkins

Salon 2011 (continued…)

Well, Salon 2011 has come and gone and I am still smiling a week later. I had such a good time painting, laughing and dancing with all of my friends. For those of you who are unfamiliar with salon, you can check out their website at http://www.salonforever.se. We are a group of decorative painters from… Continue reading Salon 2011 (continued…)

Salon 2011

It’s almost here!! April 6-10,2011 is the official date for this year’s annual Salon exhibition. If you are unfamiliar with Salon, please check out their site at http://www.salonforever.se/ It is an annual meeting of Decorative Artisans from all over the world. I am fortunate to be exhibiting for the second time and can’t wait to… Continue reading Salon 2011