Monday, August 18, 2014

On The Easels: New Work in Progress

Above:  24"x36 Acrylic Paint on Canvas ~Toni Youngblood 2014

Above:  30"x24" Acrylic Paint on Canvas -  My King Zephyr tenor sax is the subject for this one ~Toni Youngblood 2014

Both of these pieces are inspired by photographs I've taken of musical instruments in recent years as my own budding musical journey has thrust me to venture "places" undreamed.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Antique Mantel Installed!

For fun, I am including photos from when I first moved into my house eight years ago and current photos showing how the spaces and furniture have evolved.

Dining Room BEFORE...(Previous owners installed gypsum wall board over an existing window and after a couple of years, I pulled that out to return natural light through the window into the space.  I also painted the original plaster wall a hot chili pepper and replaced my six high-back Italian dining chairs with four Wishbone-style chairs and an antique Regency-style sofa which was placed on the curb by a neighbor.)

Dining Room AFTER...

Living Room BEFORE...(Some time ago, long before I bought the house, previous owners removed the original mantel.  In a local consignment shop, I recently found the antique mantel from a house of the same era.  I just had it installed this week.  Since this "Before" photo, I replaced the sage green sofa with a leather "Stockholm" sofa from Ikea and recovered the 1930's rattan chair cushions.  The 1830's Norwegian Armoire now serves it's original purpose in an upstairs bedroom.)
Living Room AFTER...

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Two Painting Commissions Completed

Above:  Completed commission: Pet Portrait - Blue Great Dane, 12"x12" acrylic on stretched canvas, Toni Youngblood 2014.

Above:  Completed commission: Painting (after Beastie Boys Album cover) for a local musician, 36"x36" acrylic on stretched canvas, Toni Youngblood 2014.



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