Monday, May 7, 2012

Chinoiserie Vessel






This was a favorite size tin of a client of mine.  It was previously painted and was cracking and flaking off.
I first stripped it with orange stripper from Home Depot, then primed and based painted it.
She wanted each panel to be a separate scene in a classic chinoiserie style. As I drew it out, I tried to get each panel to visually flow one to the next.
After I had painted the four sides, it looked sort of bare, especially looking down into it, so I added the Asian scroll on the inside.
This tin vessel could be used in as a waste basket in a powder room, a vase for a dry arrangement, or simply an object d'art.

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