We are open for 2017! For all who don't know already.....In Color is open 7 days a week and online also, thanks to all the work of participating local artists and fine crafters. We hope you can make it in to the gallery before the 13th of February. We are giving away a gift basket that includes a 50$ gift card. Drawing is on the 13th. Come and put your name in and check out new artwork and and gift ideas for Valentines Day.....all made locally
It took us over a week of hard labor.....peeling, scraping, adhesive remover and then more scraping and scrubbing.....but all done now except a small 4X4 spot by the back stairs. Chris and I have been working hard to give the gallery some TLC, a little spit and polish. Looking forward to opening this coming Wednesday, February 1st.
This is a before and after of a color consult I did with a customer via the internet. I had worked with the client on her interior several years ago while I was in Oregon. She contacted me for the exterior this past summer. She liked the yellow but needed something with a richer golden tone. If you've lived in the very rainy part of Oregon you would understand the challenge of keeping a light siding looking bright and clean. I used Sherwin Williams #6380 "Humble Gold" for the body of the house. The trim is SW #2831 "Classical gold"
Notice the change in the facia and gutters from white to dark brown......I usually do this to give the roof a more complete and cottage like feel. It also camouflages dirt from gutters and the uneven dark line many houses have between the shingles and the gutter. Here I gave the customer two choices of browns since I wasn't on site to compare the color samples in the sunlight.
the front door is SW # 6221 "Moody Blue"
All in all the house ends up looking a bit more substantial while highlighting the brick entry. The darker trim gave this house a much stronger feel and balances the brick, accent door and the darker eaves.
Last but not least......my recommendation for exterior paint is to use Sherwin Williams Duration. It is truly worth the extra money. two coats are definitely plenty and you may get by with one. It will last 15 plus years (don't quote me.....check the label) but that is my experience. When you are doing that much work , why would anyone buy cheap paint?!
I have been working as a painter and colorist since 1991. In 2008 I opened the first In Color Gallery in Cottage Grove, Oregon. The gallery featured my floor cloths and painted accents but with the addition of 30 plus local artists from the area. In 2013 Chris and I returned to Wyoming and in 2015, we had the opportunity to reopen In Color Gallery......again inviting the artists and crafters from the area to show their unique work. This blog gives me a chance to share some of my work and also whats new in the gallery