Thursday, April 19, 2012

Studio Time

Yesterday, was a day at the studio for me. Ahhhhh. I say " ahhh", because it is quite nice to work there, but actually, when I'm there, I am working more non-stop than ever, because there are lots and lots of projects to get done. To name a few, I worked on...

painting my chair green!
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You can't tell here, but it's actually the perfect shade of emerald. It looks kelly green here, but it has an ever so slight hint of blue in that green, that makes it more emerald. Of course that shade wasn't available in a spraypaint can, so I bought a quart of high gloss paint and sprayed it with my paint sprayer. After doing a coat of spray primer, I did 2 coats of paint. I can't wait to bring it home after work today!

I got started on a new painting. It's just the beginning, but I like where it's going...
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flowy and natural and coral. I do these very organic looking shapes with lots of water and paint, and since it's thick with both, it takes forever to dry. It doesn't help that it was rainy in Atlanta today, so I had to keep it inside. Rainy/humid weather is the WORST for paint drying. But, at least it's great for coffee drinking. I had about 4 cups.

created a new stencil that I'm using today! I'll of course let you guys know how it goes.
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9 comments:

  1. I LOVE the emerald chair! So excited to see it all done up!! :)

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  2. Just curious what type of sprayer you use. I'm looking into getting one but I read such mixed reviews - what brand/type do you use? Love the color of the chair too!

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  3. So fun! Great shade of green, and I am obsessed with the coral painting!

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  4. Your busy these days. You are so creative and talented. Looking forward to seeing the finished painting. Did you sell the painting that was over your couch?
    Ali

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  5. Love the shade of green you chose for your chair! Awesome! Excited to see the new stencil used in one of your commissions!!!

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  6. I love every single painting you do. So good.

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  7. thanks everyone!

    as far as a sprayer, i have a wagner. it's a simple one from lowe's..ive yet to purchase a fancy one, beacuse i have learned to use my little cheapie 100-dollar one to my benefit. it takes a little learning curve, but i'm fine with using it!

    ali - yes i sold the painting!

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  8. What type of mask do you wear when spray painting?

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  9. anon - usually just a normal cheapie mask...i'm not sure what they're called? i'm really bad about protecting myself. i should probably be more careful, but sometimes i'm in a hurry and just want to get the job done!!

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