Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Blend Painting

I have mentioned that the past few weeks I have been working on 12 different canvas paintings for Studio M interiors. (Have been working with Jennifer Baggett and she's great!) These paintings will be hanging in the new 755 North apartments/townhomes.  Some of the paintings will be in a model unit, and some of them will be in the office area. 

I did this one really large one for the model unit. It's something like 36" by 60" inches - so it's really big. I brought it home to take photos of it (bad light at the studio), and thought I'd share them here!

This painting will actually hang horizontally, not vertically, but I didn't have a great place to hang it horizontally in my house to take photos.





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some detail shots. I played around with different types of paint, and the way they reacted to each other. I also manipulated them with water and other tools. It was really fun.



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I think some of the areas look like quartz or rock formations.



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I can't wait to see these hanging at the complex! 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

This & That

I'm off to do some work for a school office, but before I leave, I thought I'd share a few photos of life, as of late.

I found this cute rug at Homegoods recently, on clearance for only $10. It's probably 3.5 feet long or so... I was thinking of sewing it into a bolster pillow. Really, I could probably sew it as-is, and do no cutting, use it as a pillow, then when I get tired of it being used as a pillow, take the stitches out and use it as a rug again. We'll see. Still thinking on where I want it to go.

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it looks cute in my bedroom! I'm debating painting my walls back to white again. And you know what usually happens when I start thinking about something for more than five minutes.... it happens.


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in other news and other rooms in my house, I hung this teeny tiny embroidery piece that I found at a thrift store. 

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it's in the powder bathroom, and you can see if in this photo:

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it's probably only 2 inches by 2 inches. cute! it adds such whimsy.


I took some photos of a favorite spot that Jordan and I used it eat at all the time. We used to live in Grant Park (we still live really closeby now, though) and ate at Dakota Blue on a weekly basis.

They recently did a renovation and it's so cute:


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love it.



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love the light fixtures and the black/wood.


back to my house..

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my "caroline" painting is hanging out in my bedroom now. I love this little vignette! 
(painting is for sale, still)


have a great wednesday!


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Updated Home Tour / New Lights

I updated the "home tour" section on my blog. Click here to check out some newer photos of the space. I didn't take pictures of my bedroom, because it's getting a revamp and is in an in-between phase right now. Yes, I kind of want to paint it back to white. haha. Whoops!

Anyway... 

Friday, the electrician came and installed my Triple7Recycled lights. I really love them!



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I bought those larger glass vintage looking bulbs for them, for a little extra shine. They look pretty when they're on, too, and especially at night.


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here's the hand-drawn pineapple wall, just for kicks!


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and here's the faux roman shade I made.

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faux, meaning it doesn't actually work. There's really no need for it to.



I love them!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Paintings For Sale

I have two paintings for sale!


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"blue fishbowl"
20x20" gallery canvases, and the sides are painted, too. 

colors are teal, corals, pinks, whites, a touch of gold, and some camel



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$350 (plus shipping, which depends on where you live)






next is this one:


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"caroline"


also 20x20"  and $350 plus shipping (shipping cost depends on where you live)

colors are tomatoey/orange red, mint, purples, lilacs, teal, white

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both are very vibrant and fun. 


email me at kristen.fountain@gmail.com if you are interested in purchasing!