Monday, December 31, 2007

Painted Furniture

Toscana Cucina

My last project of the year was this trunk which was commissioned by my creative friends from Lime Design who have come up with many interesting themes for me to paint for them. You might remember the Medieval Armoire or the Twitter Trunk from the April and November postings. The goal was a trunk that would remind them of their visit to Italy. How perfect that I had just been there earlier this year and was full of ideas and good remembrances of the colours, flavours and scenes of Tuscany. Out of our remembrances came Toscana Cucina.

This project was just completed after many, many hours of researching traditional Italian decoration, reading recipes, multiple sketches and finally painting. The following pictures show the trunk in it's various stages from sketches to block in, and final.

May the new year be full of happiness, blessings and prosperity.


Anonymous said...

Fabulous! I love painted furniture.


Joanna Banana said...

Dear Cindy, this project is quite luscious and a great way to demonstrate your skills as a painter and illustrator.
I can imagine how it invoked many memories of Italy. I enjoyed seeing the progression of the project.
On another note, reading about tagging other artists looked like fun, and challenging as well.
I hope you have a productive, prosperous and joyful new year.

m collier said...

Fantastic !!!

Serena said...

Magnificent trunk! Awesome blog!

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indiaartist said...

Great blog, loved to see your work. Hope to see more paintings. Thanks.

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Jason Waskey said...

I've always harbored a secret desire to do a painted furniture project. This is quite inspirational!