Forever Searching For New Inspiration

July 17, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

After being in the art world for over 35 years, and the photography world for 25, I will admit that there are times when inspiration is a much needed ingredient to the daily task of creation.The simple pursuit of a new aesthetic find to dwell on and deconstruct, only to reconstruct and make my own. For some time I have wanted to try to repaint a chair beginning with the gesso process, and then designing a new colorful skin, so to speak.

While attending a recent sale, that particular chair caught my eye and I brought it home for the sole purpose of trying the painting process.  This is the before image of the chair. I loved the shape, the color and fabric not so much.

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We have a great hardware store in our town, and after a visit to Schneider's Hardware I was set with some great paint and some very fun pattern stencils for my new creation. After an hour the chair began taking shape, and this is the beautiful pearl that emerged. Stay with me here, this is how and where the magic starts happening. 

Said chair after the dazzle.


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So after all of the excess energy of the day was cleaned up and put away, I began imagining exactly who, what, and how my new chair could play a part in helping me to achieve that higher ground of creative nirvana. Here is the result of the process, I like the results. These are three images, shot outdoors, in my yard, using the new/old chair.


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Sometimes inspiration can come from the most unexpected places.  And now I ask myself, exactly why did I need that chair?
If you are interested in booking your child's portrait while the summer months are still lush and green, give me a call or send me an email. Together, we can set up a time to create a once in a lifetime portrait for your wall. Happy Mid Summer to all.  Jana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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