Monday, March 24, 2008

ANOTHER COLLABORATION WITH COURTNEY


StyleCourt blog's Courtney Barnes created this tablescape from objects that hold special meaning for her and then sent me the photo from which I painted the gouache rendering below. Courtney was inspired by a painting Jacqueline Kennedy had commissioned from French artist Pierre-Marie Rudelle of her favorite things. Courtney has a background in art history and is know for her discerning eye and vast knowledge of all things art and design related. This is the second time I've had the pleasure of working with Courtney. The first time was painting her favorite chair and then creating a blog banner that incorporated the painting (top). She never ceases to amaze me with her ability to create stunning compositions that seem to appeal to just about everyone. Her blog, which is one of the top design blogs worldwide, is always a great read, full of beautiful photos and wonderful text to accompany them. Click here to read her post on the commission.

My rendering in gouache (12x12) on aquaboard.

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24 comments:

Style Court said...

Anne, you are too generous! I'm not sure I live up to that description. But thanks. As always it's such a dream to work with you.

You already know how pleased I was!
Kindest,
Courtney

annechovie said...

And you, Courtney, are TOO modest!It's all true and everybody knows it! Thanks again!!

Tara said...

Anne

How gorgeous is your artwork. As I always say, you are so talented, love tuning in here to see what you are up to dear friend!

:0)
Tara

annechovie said...

Your sweet comments always make my day, Tara! Thank you, dear friend!

ribbon girl said...

That is a beautiful picture. You are so talented.

annechovie said...

Thanks so much, Ribbon Girl!

pve design said...

Anne,
Lovely work! Send me your desk vignette-
Take a look at some great desks!
Patricia

annechovie said...

Thanks, Patricia! Will do!

{this is glamorous} said...

Anne, your rendering of Courtney's tablescape is stunning! Really beautiful work.

annechovie said...

So kind of you, Rosaline! Thank you!

girl meets glamour said...

wow, another great piece Anne!! and love the use of the aquaboard!

~Kate

annechovie said...

Mucho gracias, Kate!

Firefly Hill said...

I love it Anne!

Annie

annechovie said...

I am so glad, Annie! Thanks as always! Hope things are warming up in NJ for you!

Anna Spiro said...

Another beautiful Courtney Interior rendering Anne!XXAnna

annechovie said...

Thank you, Anna!

Alkemie said...

Great paintings Anne and the Aquaboard surface looks very cool giving it a 3-dimensional feel from the wall. Love it!

Karen

annechovie said...

Thank you, Karen! Very kind of you...

Cote de Texas said...

Anne - you did so a great job on Courtney's painting - really wonderful, as usual. That "frame" is intriuging.

Joni

annechovie said...

Thanks so much, Joni! :>)

laissezfaire said...

what a beautiful painting! loove it!

annechovie said...

Thanks, SuLing!

casapinka said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW.

annechovie said...

Thanks, Pink! ;>)

 
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