Tuesday, May 22, 2012

...to talk of many things...

"Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
Of cabbages--and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot--
And whether pigs have wings.

Well, not really, I just like Lewis Carroll and this is an odds and ends post.

To start, yesterday I completely forgot that beyond grasscloth, I meant to discuss my ideas and existing furniture in my daughter's room.
The board...

I have two of those darling twin beds. I don't really want to paint them because they are lovely antiques with lovely details and I don't want things to be too sweet.

I bought this chic chair on Etsy and recovered the seat in the same pink velvet as the bolsters I had made for her room.

painted the lovely landscapes that will grace her room.

I will frame a few of these as well.

I want to find a way to turn this mirror  from West Elm into a light fixture.

Add to it grasscloth and this Designer's Guild fabric on windows..

I hope to create a deconstructed floral landscape without too much sweetness.
Yes?  No?

Moving on to my newest paintings...

"Friday Night" 24 x 18 inches acrylic and gouache on canvas by Kerry Steele
"Desert Blossom" 2- 8 x 10 inch acrylic on canvas by Kerry Steele
"Riverfront" 20 x 16 inch acrylic and gouache on canvas by Kerry Steele
and lastly, a piece that is nearly finished. I don't like to post unfinished work but I am so very pleased with this and it needs only small tweaks. It is acrylic and gouache on clear primed raw silk. The effect is very textural and tonal.
untitled nude figure  32 x 36 by Kerry Steele

The raw silk is much like burlap and had to be doubled to prime and paint. The color of it is a warm gray, mottled with beige-y-gray. It is large, 32 inches by 36 inches.
I hope to get the finishing touches complete and list it on Etsy in the next day or two.
 Let me know what you think... all opinions welcome!


julielorusso@gmail.com said...

I absolutely LOVE all of your choices (except I think you should put your own art in there :) )
Drew has the same bed in full size, it's even painted black. I just bought it at the barn sale a couple months ago. The fabric for the windows is fantastic too. I love that whole cherry blossom look. Great Job!!

Anonymous said...

Lovely ideas for your daughter's room. I love the cherry blossom fabric used as window treatments and the sweet little chair covered and bolster covered in pink velvet.

My Crafty Home Life said...

You did a great job covering the seat! Yeah for Kerry. I agree, put some of your own artwork in. The plan is niece and she won't grow out of it soon. How the heck are you going to make that a light fixture?

Ivy Clad said...

Hi Kerry,
Where is the cherry blossom fabric from? It's adorable.