Not only would it serve as an inspiration when I hit a creative wall,
but it would also serve as a jumping off point to share with clients that want me to do commission work.
Luckily, though, most of them give me free reign other than color.
So, this evening I started going through some of the photos on my computer.
Early on I just painted for myself.
It was cheaper than buying new furniture.
You might notice that the piece above is unfinished on the right side.
I took this picture months ago.
It is still unfinished. :)
Then almost four years ago I started painting pieces for The Traveling Door.
The Traveling Door is a group of women artisans that I work with. We get together once a week. Sometimes we paint or create, sometimes we meet over lunch and occasionally we just get together to vent and drink.
I am still painting for The Traveling Door but I have also been doing more commission work.
My style isn't for everybody but it is such a thrill to work with people that share my BeColorful love for bold color and pattern.
These are some of my favorites and I thought you might enjoy seeing my trip down BeColorful memory lane.
Nothing is safe from me. I will paint and embellish bottles, letter trays or clocks.
I have painted mirrors, wastebaskets, lampshades, trunks, jewelry boxes, recipe boxes.
You name it, I have probably painted one.
I used to do more trompe l'oeil. I would like to revisit this again.
Quotes and words are usually part of my work too.
My style as you can see is all over the place.
Usually I just let the piece take me wherever.
I like the clean lines of harlequin.
Flowers are also a common theme in my work
along with black and white
and animal prints.
Which is why I probably think of this next piece as one of my favorites because it incorporates all of my go to elements-
Color, florals, animal print, black and white ....
and of course words.
Thanks for putting up with the Pam Show. :)
And just so you don't think it's all about me and that I'm convinced that I'm a pretty big deal, just check out this amazing work of art from Decorative Paintbrush.
I can only aspire to that.
I will be linking this post up here: