This other blog (see link below) was created to display my decorative items for sale. However as time passes by, the time to paint for sale just eluded me

No special reason as to why I still have this blog... maybe it's just to remind me..... that's where and how I started to be where I am now :)

All items shown are hand-painted personally by yours truly... but now I focus on commissioned jobs. So, I do take orders... but the queue is long... sorry :( .... but if you are willing to wait in the queue... I'm more than obliged to paint for you..... It would be an honour!!!!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Kak Masnah's :)

Yup! It's time to show off more items that I'd painted in the past two months. They are now proudly displayed in kak Masnah's beautiful abode :)

The cutlery box I completed some time in April. She wanted a different scenario ...away from the usual flowers and tea settings .... hence this picnic thingy came across our minds. I took bits and pieces from everywhere, looked into works of various artists ...borrowed some of their ideas and created this piece. It's not entirely original but I did put on my thinking cap ...hehe

Then just this week, I completed a set of 10 chilli-red place-mats with a matching kitchen towel holder and a tea-pot shaped mat. Thoroughly did a free-hand drawing of everything ... including the lines that frame the paintings. 10 different types of flowers in vases placed on crumpled doilies ... she's happy... I'm happier. To match all that, I now have the task of painting 10 coasters to match ... 

And oh ... I also painted tulips on a t-shirt for her birthday :) ..and that was last month ... April 28

Kak Masnah is one helluva lady ... so full of ideas and she's constantly challenging me with ideas that I sometimes didn't know that I have! Her creative juices flow too fast!!!! However, I am thankful that our paths crossed ... I am blessed to be her friend :) Alhamdulillah

Well that's it for today ... back to my studio ... or perhaps .... maybe I should take 40 winks first ... hahaha ;) See you later ...whenever ;)

Friday, May 18, 2012

What is Tole and Decorative Painting?

What is Tole and Decorative Painting?

To those who have asked me the  difference between tole and decorative painting ... here's the answer as defined by The Society of Decorative painters

Society of Decorative Painters

"Decorative painting is a diverse art form utilizing a variety of techniques and media to decorate functional and non-functional surfaces.

Because of the systematic methods employed, contemporary decorative painting is a highly teachable art form. The patterns or freehand designs allow a high degree of success without academic training or inherent drawing ability. Approached with creativity, discipline and craftsmanship, contemporary decorative painting offers opportunities for artistic self-expression and creative satisfaction.The scope of contemporary decorative painting is boundless. Styles and techniques of the past are incorporated into the trends and materials of the present, while developing the decorative art heritage of the future.

Tole painting is the general term historically used to describe decorative painting on tin surfaces, especially in New England and by the Pennsylvania Germans. Contemporary decorative painting encompasses not only the folk art styles of Sweden, Norway, Germany, Russia, England and Mexico, but many facets of Early American decorative painting such as stenciling, faux finishing, bronzing, gold leafing, country painting, theorem and graining."
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