Monday, June 11, 2012

Greyhound Painting on Reclaimed Cabinet Door

Another reclaimed-cabinet-painting of a very expressive greyhound.  

I think this cupboard door was originally homemade - can you see how the trim on the top of the "frame" is just slightly askew? I LOVE that slightly imperfect look.  

Here's another shot - a bit grainy I'm afraid - with a slightly closer view.

When I found this door in the attic of a garage, it was an ugly blue color with the trim painted white, and the original knob was missing.  It was a breeze to sand it down and turn it into a fun and original conversation piece.  It seems the only difficult thing about using recycled supports (that's the artist's term for "what gets painted on") is FINDING them in the first place.  If anyone has any brilliant suggestions on where I might find more, please let me know in the comments section.

This pup is for sale, so dog lovers, greyhound enthusiasts and people who use kitchen cabinets daily may contact me for price information.

Thanks for sharing my art with your friends and family.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Got Marimekko?

Is it immodest to say that I just love this new painting?  This curious cow in front of a Marimekko-inspired print is painted on a reclaimed wooden kitchen cabinet that I found "out with the trash" while I was riding my bike around town.

 The "frame" you see is the raised cabinet edge painted black - the painting is actually all one piece.   I used my usual acrylic paints, and the dimensions of the entire piece are approximately 18 1/2 by 32 1/2, just the right size for over the mantel or in the living room.

"Got Marimekko?" is FOR SALE to the first interested party, so please email me if that's you, or if you'd like more information.

I photographed this outside in natural light to get the best color reproduction, and thought it looked really charming on the side of my shed (yep, the shed is where I do all my fancy art photography).

Here's a close-up of just the painting, which you can also see as part of the slide show on my home page at

And here's the original cabinet before it went bovine.  I don't think this cabinet was ever actually used, because there is no evidence of a knob.

Don't forget, I am always taking commissions to paint your family dog or cat - or cow!  Thanks for sharing my art with your family and friends.