Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Long Beach Art Museum Wedding

This wedding took place mid-August on the bluff overlooking the ocean at the Long Beach Museum of Art.

Here is the setting, as the crowd awaits the arrival of the wedding party.

I wanted to capture the table settings the bride designed. She is a prolific artist, and painted all the miniture floral canvases adorning each table.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Nursery Border

With a baby girl on the way, the mom-to-be picked out bedding with a rosette pattern of pale yellow, lavendar and mauve; and wanted a painted border to match, all the way around the room.

I free-hand painted a random, yet consistent design-- using the various stages of blooms-- from buds to fully open blossoms.

This photo is closer to the muted tones of the actual colors.

I hope baby likes it as much as mom does!!

"Kids Names"

In a re-modeled residence, I was asked to paint decorative wall border elements using the names of the children as subject matter.

Each name picks up the paint colors in the bedroom and adjoining bathroom, and conveys the individual personality of the child.

Chloe likes roses.

A light switch design plays off the mini-mural design.

Emmi likes daisies.

And what little girl doesn't like butterflies?

Emilio has a beachy-pirate theme in his room, so the long board with a skull and crossbones made perfect sense.

I tried to give it wood grain and three-dimensional look, and make a "surf logo" out of his name.

The light switch palm tree and wave is a perfect compliment.