Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Union Jack Flag Painting

Yesterday was fun. I painted a GIANT Union Jack flag for a client. This canvas was five feet tall and seven feet long. That's large. The challenge was simple: paint the flag. Easier said than, done, but it worked out! It's funny how with flags, if you don't get them perfect, it's very noticeable. And it's easy for them not to be perfect. I remember when I was painting the American Flag for my Shoney's work, it was the same way. You think: oh just a few stripes and stars and call it a day. No. It is very specific. Anyway... I forgot to take a final photo of the whole thing (weird), but here's a little clip (I was trying to convey the large size).

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me + my painting.


during the taping process:

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I always do that trick where you tape off, then paint over in your base coat color, to get really crisp lines. It works every time, really well.


after work, I stopped by a thrift store on the way home (People always ask which ones I go to - the answer is ALL of them. and I prefer ones that aren't really inside the city, because they seem to be better), and found lots of great stuff. Two black lampshades, a bamboo brass magazine holder, a cool large cobalt blue and black drippy vase, some brass office organizers (gotta start working on decorating the office and the guest room this summer), a sweet summer hat for max (HAHAHAHA), and... wait for it.. a giant plastic ice cream cone:

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(this is Tico, my brother in laws dog)


The lady at the register said, "So what are you going to do with all this stuff"... I said.. "decorate my house?" haha. I guess my selections were not normal, but I was really pleased with my haul. 


Anyway... happy Tuesday! Have a great one.

15 comments:

  1. Wow, congrats on all the great finds, that's quite a statement piece the cone that is! You too have a great one. Alison

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    1. thanks, alison! yes it is! haha.

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  2. LOVE the flag & your finds. I always get strange looks at the thrift store check out! ;)

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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    1. thank you, angela!! i appreciate you always taking time to comment.

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  3. Love that picture with the pup! Your house is so beautiful, unfinished spaces and all. I would love to read a post about how you got started in your line of work and how you got your painting business off the ground!

    Amber @ Framecandyshop

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    1. hey amber! thanks so much. yeah, this area is mainly just a big blank blob of white walls with art. i love it that way, too! sometimes simple and blank is a really nice reprieve.

      i have had a few people request a post on this lately, so i will try and write one soon! thanks for the input.

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  4. What a project to tackle! Love a woman who gets her hands dirty in design! It's all about the DIY's love...you're amazing!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

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    1. thanks, julie! i do TOO! woman power! :)

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