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My Painted Bureau at Fair.

This is beautiful painted piece of furniture ended up in a B & B. I found it on my way to the shop and knew it still had lots of magic left in it, just needed some prodding.

I cleaned the bureau and repaired the veneer then a good sanding. The mirror was removed from the frame (did not want to damage it such an unusual shape) cleaned and sanded. I applied a high quality primer to prep the surface for the three coats of oil paints. The last effect was a crackled finish with varnishes. Some line work to the edges and the bunny to the drawer front completed the look. Colored waxes were applied after everything was sealed with an oil based varnish.


I am always amazed when I am finished because I remember what the bureau had been and now it stood proud.

Original Hand Painted Garden Scene on Pine Farmhouse Cottage Storage Trunk

I created this piece for a very special person. She wanted something that wasn't too deep and could fit under the window or at the end of a bed. The main purpose was keeping her overflow of towels, sheets and blankets for her guests stored in a convenient spot. She is an avid gardener so I painted the garden along her property around the chest.

Custom built Trunk Painted with a Garden Landscape I loved this piece so much I made a smaller version for my LRStudioEsty Shop pictured below.
Original Hand Painted Garden Scene on Pine Farmhouse Cottage Storage Trunk A very beautiful hand painted original garden landscape painted on a my own crafted useful pine hinged trunk. Functional art to keep you organized and display it anywhere in your home.Store spa essentials inside and keep it near the tub, fill it with CD or DVD or stuff if with scarves and belts,whatever. On those dreary winter nights and days store kindle for the fire. Its cheerful and colorful. Painted all five sides v…

Nest No.2 New Nature Original Illustration Painting

This is exciting working on these new illustration because it allows me to be very aware and present in nature. It is a thrill to paint these nests and feathers and much more to come. Below is the latest addition to my shop at Etsy, LRStudio. Click Here to buy.

Nature Original Illustration Painting Nest No.2 Unframed 9 x 6 Buy @ LRStudio.etsy.com Detailed original painting of a birds nest in soft browns blues creams and grays is ready for any standard 8 x 10 frame. Place on a table or the wall

The illustration is on hot pressed fine art paper. I used a combination of graphite and watercolors/gouache. It is unframed. You can easily mount it to matte board and frame it in a standard frame. The edges of the paper are hand deckle by me.
Price: $25 + $5 shipping.
This is NOT a PRINT.

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