August 09th, 2014 Celtic Trim
My customer had four rather ratty plywood pieces that were the right size to trim out a window. I sanded them and slathered them with lavender paint to smooth out the worst of the hills and valleys. Then, listening to horrible romantic comedies in Spanish (luckily I couldn't understand enough to be truly revolted), I painted the trim boards in a sort of Celtic-ish style. That's a book on the Lindisfarne Gospels in the picture.
Raven Fireweed Drum
It was in my studio for months and months (I'm afraid to check–might even be years!). I couldn't figure out what I didn't like about it. The colors were authentic, the design was pleasing. Today, though, I understood that I wasn't as interested in having the colors be authentic as I was in having them work right. So It was a simple matter of half a day of intense work (boy do I need to go outside and run around now!) and voila.