This is a beautiful old frame with a beveled mirror. It was painted a plain white when I found it at a 2nd hand store. I first painted the blue background, then came the deep purple for the carved accent at the top. Blueberries came to mind......who knows? Should be finished soon and hanging in the gallery
Sanding before painting an already painted surface is very important. Sand enough to take any gloss off and to smooth out the surface from chips in the paint or any grit you may feel. This will help the new coat of paint to adhere and endure as well as giving it a satin smooth look.
One more day of displaying at the gallery, this plant stand I painted. It will be up for silent auction bidding at the "Dancing with the Stars" event at Bomber Mountain Civic Center Saturday, the 23rd at 6:00 PM. Only 20.00 entry fee and catered by most of the restaurants in Buffalo.....a taste of Buffalo. Cash bar. The plant stand price was 110.00. All proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society.
Relay for life is having an evening fund raiser here in Buffalo at the Bomber Mountain Civic Center, Saturday, April 23rd. I'm donating this plant stand I painted. The event will be a "dancing with the stars" theme featuring local "Celebs" doing some crazy moves on the floor. Starts at 6:00 PM. Admission is $20. There will be catered food from just about ALL the local restaurants and of course you can bid on silent auction items during the night. This plant stand is one of my favorites. It would brighten up any room or porch. I'll have a nice plant with it also for the auction. Just have to get over to Buffalo Gardens and pick something out. The plant in the pic is in the ground now.
Put the evening on your calendar.....tickets are for sale at many local shops downtown Buffalo and the Chamber of Commerce.
We had a customer visit the gallery a few days ago, who thought the cowboy hat soap dishes by potter Pat Schweikert were just the thing for her. It turns out she was of the Stetson family, visiting from Massachusetts. She bought one for her brother who is one of the makers of Stetson hats! So very cool!
A big feather in Pat's hat :-)
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