Natural and happy.
What can I say? In a nutshell, America's greatest living designer needed a painter. And I was available.
Only one caveat (don't you know there's always a caveat?). It was a "Top Secret" project. And I am now limited as to what I can "Show and Tell." (Apparently privacy and discretion are paramount to the super-rich, super successful and super powerful. Can't imagine why.)
That's all OK by me.... I'm an artist, remember? We are specialists at creatively solving problems and managing loopholes! "Allegedly..."
So here goes...
"Allegedly" there was a lavish wedding to take place on the grounds of a private estate in Bedford, NY.
|A tool shed and maintenance house on the Estate.|
Hmmm.... makes me wish I were a handyman.
|The vast grounds are "park like" and "private" with both rolling |
acres of open land and small nooks of natural enclaves.
Everywhere, the air was perfumed with the scent of blossoms.
|The wide open space and blue sky was breath taking.|
There were also ponds, a lake, bridges, a brook...
Guest houses, stables, garages...
There was a pool. And a pool house. And some stone around the pool and pool house that needed to be duplicated in "faux" as "riser" for some decorative urns that would showcase some important flower pieces.
|Me, at the Pool House.|
Am I really here?!
|My work space...|
|My set up (before)|
|Yes, those are bales of hay in the background.|
Good thing foresight had me bring Benadryl.
|After! Pool Stone successfully duplicated.|
|Detail of "pool stone"|
Taupe, grey 1, grey 2, grey 3, beige, cream, followed by taupe 2.
(all custom mixed...)
Rolled, Hand-brushed, Sponged, Sponged, Cheeseclothed, Brushed again,
Sponged again, and Cheeseclothed...again.
|A recent project using Ralph Lauren's River Rock|
Hand brushed (cross hatched) over a rolled out coat.
P.S. - On my private Facebook I made the jokey-announcement to my fabulous friends that I witnessed and photographed many, many things that I am not permitted to publicly disclose... but that if you took me to dinner and liquored me up I would tell and show you "everything." I had many offers, but one stood out. Ha! Love you Melanie! Off to Barcelona, Spain on a special mission to do just that... and more! See you on the other side of wonderful...