The only thing I love more than color is a client who loves color. This particular client wanted an abstract piece that would add some joie de vivre to her earth tone living space. I would say we more than accomplished that goal. This painting was so much fun to do!
River of Color
Sometimes it’s like saying good bye to an old friend so we had our picture taken!
Tresa and her happy place (with Bob Marley)
And here it is brightening up it’s new home!
Joie de vivre
Have I said lately how much I love my job?
This is what I did today when I should have been doing something else. I needed to loosen up, exercise lack of restraint, blow off some steam, let go of the expectations, parameters, and requirements. I could go on. I’m sure it has nothing to do with the fact that my massage therapist broke his hand and has been rehabilitating for the last six weeks. Hi, Robert! Hope you’re getting better!
Unrestrained acrylic on canvas
There are some moments in this painting that make me positively giddy!
What do you do to blow off steam creatively?
Posted in art, Canvas, Inspiration, My Style, Paint, Uncategorized
- Tagged Abstract art, acrylic, acrylic on canvas, art, painting, unrestrained art
What is art? That’s the million dollar question, isn’t it? Let’s rephrase it and ask “what is art to you?”. I rarely hang anything on my wall unless it has some significance to me. Sometimes my walls are bare for awhile until I find the right piece to live there.
I currently have this picture hanging in my house.
The significance to me is that I think they are quirky and mesmerizing. Also the thought of having a Polish chicken hanging on the wall makes me giggle. And I lived in Poland for a few years. Plenty of meaning there.
I’m thinking about adding this one. Or maybe I will change them out periodically.
Another Polish chicken
Absolutely stunning in my opinion!
I also have this image hanging on my wall.
This is a picture I got off the internet. I don’t know who it is. It grabbed me because for some reason I can feel what she is feeling. It’s how I feel on the inside.
I bought this painting at an antique mall.
I do not happen to feel like this on the inside but I do love the movement and the colors.
Here are some pieces that I do NOT have hanging on my walls but I really wish I did.
“Dancing in the Rain I” by Kathryn Trotter Art
“Solitude” by Loui Jover
“Ovum Rex” by Zachary Brown
Do you love the pictures you have hanging on your walls?
What is art to you?
I recently painted this desk.
Yes, I did this on purpose you may want to ask and it was fun!
It was inspired by a piece I saw at a client’s house pictured here.
If this style of furniture has a name, I don’t know what it is. Inadvertent design? Accidental decor? Regardless of its origin, I happen to love it!
The desk I painted was not painstakingly planned and thought out. Shocking, I know but I used what I had on hand.
Speaking of accidental art, I snapped this picture of the leg of my work pants because I liked the composition. It inspired me because it was not deliberate. Laugh if you must but I do not discriminate on where I find inspiration!
I saw this piece at a store and determined this may be a growing trend.
In my world, I like to believe that these pieces were either put together from leftover materials or have some interesting and harrowing history instead of being manufactured in a factory.
So that is what I choose to believe about this picture currently being circulated on Pinterest and tumblr. Its colors are vibrant and captivating and could tell an adventurous story.
What do you think? Beguiling or garish?
Posted in art, Cabinets, Faux Finishes, Furniture, Home Decor, Inspiration, My Style, Paint, Repurpose
- Tagged art, colorful, furniture, painted furniture
Welcome to Atmospheres! We will be having a lot of fun here with all the things that are possible to do with paint. I’ll be showing before and after transformations that will change the world! Ok, maybe not but they will show the potential for improvement that exists in outdated and uncooperative home decor.
I am so excited to have a place to share all of the fun projects I’ve been involved in and the things that inspire me! Where to start?
Above everything else, my children inspire me. They make me want to dream beyond everyday events and responsibilities. They remind me to find the fun in every moment and not take life so seriously. And they are teenagers! So I enlisted their help in the painting of this composition entitled “Rain”.
It is one of my favorites and I love the way I can see their personalities come through in different places.
I’ve often said I’ll paint anything so let the journey begin! (Hopefully it will include better photography!). I welcome anyone interested in traveling with me.