Welcome to a place to see what's on my easel, the walls I am decorating and the illustration projects that are on my drawing table. It's like hanging out in my studio without getting paint on you. Thank you for stopping by and please come again!
Faux Bois is the artistic imitation of wood and woodgrain. In this master suite, the new construction was made with several different woods, including oak, poplar and pre-primed windows. The clients had purchased distressed and gold leaf embellished furniture which I was requested to match. All doors, windows, molding, grates, coffers and cabinetry was finished with a 5 step treatment which included applying gold leaf and antiquing it. The project took about 3.5 weeks to complete. A very labor intensive project, but the results were stunning.
These are the before and after pictures of the Madonna Della Difesa statue that has been handed down in my family since the early 20th century. My mother recently inherited it and asked a couple of months back if I could try to fix it. With Mother's Day approaching I thought it was the right time to undertake the tricky prosthetic for the baby Jesus. Crafted from "Sculpey" and then baked, it took two tries to get it right. The Madonna received a deep cleaning facial, manicure, a little bling with new gold leaf and refurbishing of her crackled paint gown. A pretty appropriate Mother's Day gift for her! I think I made my own mom very happy yesterday, as the hug seemed to last forever.