Last night as I was browsing through my I-Photo in the middle of the night when I couldn’t fall asleep, I came across a file full of photos from a past website. I have painted hundreds of pieces of furniture over the years. My most favorite piece of furniture to work with is the chest of drawers. Tall or short, night stand or lingere chest, new chests, old chests…chests are fun. Best of all, chests are functional. I’ve painted around 30 Florida condo style chests and nightstands. Each one different from the other taking on the theme of my client’s home. I’ve painted chests like the orient and chests like the palaces of India. I’ve stepped back in time to the 50’s. With my youngest son, Dan and my husband, Bob’s, conversion help. We made a jukebox dresser with rounded top and actual neon lights installed in the upper cabinet. I’ve painted jungle themes and party themes…and old people at the beach themes. Just pick a theme and make it happen. The only limitation to a really cool chest of drawers is the imagination.
So what would your favorite chest of drawers be?
And to report on the Egret canvases…I’ve made great progress. Everything is defined and now comes the fun part of tweaking it until it’s done. I love the glazing processes. Happily I discovered the secret to me painting on canvas. I am used to texture on walls and wood which is very absorbent. The acrylic paint from the large plastic tubes slid all over the canvas and I was fighting to make it perform the way I wanted it to. Today I happened to pick up a tube of white acrylic that was in a metal tube like my oils and what a difference that made. I can control it and add the desired texture that’s needed. I see a trip to the art store in my near future.