Saturday, November 2, 2013

HAND PAINTED HARLEQUIN PATTERN ~ TREE & FLOWERS HAND PAINTED ARTWORK ON GARAGE WALL

HAND PAINTED HARLEQUIN PATTERN ~ TREE & FLOWERS HAND PAINTED ARTWORK ON GARAGE WALL 

This week my client asked me to come by and help her with colors for her patio/entertainment area.  I've worked for her for several years and was glad to see some of my work from the past.
I didn't paint this wonderful red chest, but I did paint the harlequin pattern on the wall behind it.  This is the dining room and I painted below the chair rail and faux painted above.  The faux painting had been painted over, but my client said she would always keep the harlequin because she loved it.  She loved country french, so I put a little red fleur de lis as an accent.  
Back then I painted the wall a base coat of off white, drew and painted the harlequin pattern, painted it and then aged it with a light antiquing glaze.  
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Near her patio the door going into the garage was already red.  I rubbed the green on it and painted ivy at the top.  I had painted an atrium door and red wood trim around her windows the same way, but they have been painted over.  This will be painted over some day, too.  
So glad I got to see it again.
I painted this crepe myrtle tree and pots of flowers next to the door.  From the pool and patio area it still looks nice, but a little bit faded.  This artwork has been there for several years and I think it's held up very well.  It wouldn't take too long to freshen and touch up the colors.  Maybe I'll get to do that one of these days.  Or, maybe it will be painted over.
Glad I have lots of pictures.

27 comments:

  1. Love the harlequin! What a wonderful inspiration!!

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    1. Thank you! I do want to show that you can do it, too.

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  2. Beautiful! I love the harlequin pattern, so cool looking!

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    1. Thank you! It is a bit tedious to draw, but easier to paint.

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  3. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    LOVE the harlequin!! Simply, gorgeous!
    Happy Fall,
    Suzanne

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    1. Thank you! I love harlequin, too. It always seems to "pop".

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  4. I just love your work, Lynda! The harlequin pattern is wonderful and I really like the potted plants! Thank you for sharing at my HOME.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  5. Hi Lynda, I also love the harlequin! That looks like lots of work. Thank you for linking to the Open House party.
    xx,
    Sherry

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    1. Thank you and it IS lots of work and "thinkin", but so neat to look at when finished.

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  6. Love the harlequin! I wish I had the patience ;o) Visiting you from Stonegable.

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    1. Thank you!! It wouldn't take that long to do a small area.

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  7. your artwork is beautiful. you have such a good idea for detail. I've seen harlequin done before, but I think the red really makes it stand out.

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    1. Thank you so much!! I love the red with the harlequin colors, too.

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  8. Love the harlequin pattern with the fleur de lis! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us at TTF!

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  9. That's incredible, beautiful job! Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

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  10. I am so in love with your talent...:) Beautiful work...

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  11. Hi Lynda, I love that harlequin! Looks wonderful with her red chest. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thank you! The brown and black really did look good with the reds she had in the room.

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  12. EEKKSS I'm glad you have a lot of pics too, your harlequin wall is gorgeous, and the outside stunning, what an amazing artist you are, thanks for sharing your awesome work...

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    1. Thank you Dianne!! To me, harlequin is always a nice touch.

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  13. This turned out Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing at One More Time Events...Tammy

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  14. Hello Lynda, you do beautiful work - love the plants outdoors - and it would be easy to spruce them up! Beautifully done! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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