Sunday, May 30, 2010

Let Me Get This On My Chest




I have a project coming up where I'll be painting a porch floor. The location is a rural retreat in Ojai. That's: Oh, hi! It's going to be a pattern and I think I will use natural objects on the property as inspiration: twigs, leaves, stones, insects maybe, things like that. Years ago I painted a chest for myself and I think the floor will be similar.




Before I painted my own chest (see above) I did one for a client (see below). Leta Foster, the designer who commissioned the work, said it was her favorite object in the whole project. With that I had to do one for myself, although, I almost think I like the commissioned one better.








On the other hand if I were to paint one for myself today I think it would be more like another commissioned chest I painted. It's a BAMO project and like them it's cool and Modern and a little exotic which is more my mood these days.





What are you thinking about right now?

16 comments:

  1. I like both; the second is pretty fresh!

    L.

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  2. Mr. Scott, The time is rushing by like a runaway train and I can't keep up. I have been thinking about you, and your wonderful work. I love the painted piece and you know I do. I also love Ojai, you lucky dog. Please post photos of the floor if possible. I still have plants for you, let me know when I can have the honour of your presence. Your follower and fan.

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  3. Thanks L. I so love to hear from the crazy house, loony abode, wacky domicile, La Maison Fou.

    Thanks Kevin! Yes! We've got to get together. Soon!

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  4. WOW! WOW!! WOW!! That is fabulous. Scot you are a wonder.

    yvonne

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  5. What am I thinking right now? That I would die to have you come and do as you wished with any object/wall/article in my house, sir. Such heavenly works of art these are!

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  6. Victoria, if I'd wanted this to be a contest to see who could come up with the thought I'd wished my readers to have....well I think you'd win. Thank you so much. I'm so grateful for your interest and appreciation.

    Yvonne, I love your wows all caps. Hope all is well and fine in Maine.

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  7. Stumped. I am thinking I'm stumped. Which makes it lovely to come here and eavesdrop on your creative process.

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  8. PATRICIA, now I'm stumped. I asked for readers thoughts because I used the word 'think' several times in my short post here. I think this, I think that... What was I thinking?

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  9. thinking-paint and brush are transformational in the right hand. I so miss my painter that did very different work from yours but equally pleasing. An old cabinet in the swedish style sits on my back screened porch-I have NO where else to put it but can not bear to part with it.there will be no more. the floor sounds intriguing wood left stained or painted? color? composition? scale? thinking I will look forward to seeing the results.

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  10. I've been doing a bit of painting on furniture lately, with my original stencils. Yours are the real McCoy. They look of the arts and crafts period (the brown ones). Even the mod one reminds me of Bloomsbury stylee - early 1900s.
    ALL gorgeous.

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  11. P.S. I can't comment using the TypePad profile. Each time I've tried I get an error message saying "Your OpenID cannot be verified." I'm not using OpenID. I'm signing in with TypePad. Whassup?

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  12. Sylvie,

    I've only just discovered your comments from June 9. I have not yet figured out how to set up an system that alerts me when new comments are made anywhere on my blog. It's automatic in Flickr. There must be a way. As for not being able to comment using your TypePad profile you got me there (too)!

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  13. I'm thinking I wish I had one of your painted chest of drawers...

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  14. Thanks Elizabeth! I agree with that thought!

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  15. Este blog é uma representação exata de competências. Eu gosto da sua recomendação. Um grande conceito que reflete os pensamentos do escritor. Consultoria RH

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