Art Series for UK English Home - Showing May 2017
Renovating a large English Home to 7 bedrooms, 3 living rooms, a large kitchen with many dishwashers and even more ovens was a three year project for my friends who live on Gabriola, BC, Canada. Two benefits came my way, the first was being able to look after Molly their golden retriever over the 3 years. The second opportunity was when the suggestion that I create paintings for their walls to decorate for the Home Staging was accepted.
The Obstacles were:
- Shipping: I chose mylar plastic to paint on, and shipped 11 paintings in one tube roll. Challenge: I had the technical skills but had never painted on mylar.
- Framing: research resulted in a brilliant framing system that puts the art work 1.5 inches suspended from the wall. Challenge: the framing system was in the USA.
- Abstraction Request to move to abstraction? So I added humour with words and and also included a few impressionistic paintings.
The abstracted pet paintings will go to children's bedrooms and the African animals will hang in the Study on the lower floor. The Snug where the TV is looks out to a courtyard garden. I painted the garden chairs and the blue gate for this room. The dining room will likely have the drippy paintings and I think the living room will have the woven abstract paintings. The Hydrangea painting is going to a guest bedroom with the title of "HY Stranger". I'm still working on two more pieces, one is "Coast to Coast" which I will bring to England with me in May when I go over to see how they look.
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