Tag: painting

Carla with Tribe

Capturing the Captivating Human Figure

Among the dozens of paintings that hang in Carla O’Connor’s Olalla studio is a tiny, framed crayon drawing of a purple cow. It’s the very first picture O’Connor ever drew — when she was just 3 years old. Another small, framed drawing of … read more

Design Trends 2019
Design|Build 2019A

Design Trends in 2019 — Advice from the Experts

Every year, we gather our panel of design experts to discuss what are some of the hottest design trends. In 2019, expect to see more high-performing fabrics, natural-looking finishes, natural materials like wood, and more recycled and upcycled choices for the environmentally conscious. … read more

color trends
Design|Build 2019A

2019 Color of the Year — Metropolitan

Benjamin Moore announced its color of the year — Metropolitan AF-690, a stylish gray with cool undertones. The company also unveiled Color Trends 2019, a corresponding palette of 15 harmonious hues that further amplify the cultured grace of Metropolitan AF-690. Ranging from ethereal … read more

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Colors

Top Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Paint Colors

With thousands of color options, selecting a perfect shade for a painting project can seem like an overwhelming and almost impossible task. These are the top painting mistakes and how you can avoid them for a smooth paint selection process. Mistake 1: Assuming … read more

"Life's Continuing Struggle" uses Chinese gongbi-style technique.

Patsy Surh O’Connell — Building Cultural Bridges through Art

Patsy Surh O’Connell’s life is filled with art. She has studied, taught and created art since she was a child, and has won so many awards for her artwork that she has lost count. As a 4-year-old in Korea, she started “scratching and … read more

Amy D'Apice

Artist Amy D’Apice — Connecting Places, People and Memories

Bainbridge artist Amy Williams D’Apice is a self-described gypsy. A pixie whirlwind of Jersey accent (she was born in Gloucester City, the eighth in a family of nine children), peripatetic in where she calls home and in her work as an artist and … read more

And so it begins.

People on the Walls

Magic of sorts — the delightfully unexpected — happens as life seems to pause once in a while to say, “Have you tried this?” And we did. It was called the PaintPeopleProject. Some 20 professional fine artists and photographers, not all knowing one … read more

Colors 2017

Color of the Year for 2017 — Shadow

Benjamin Moore announced its Color of the Year — Shadow 2117-30, a rich, royal amethyst. The company also unveiled Color Trends 2017, a palette of 23 sophisticated hues ranging from muted pales to saturated deeps. In curating the palette, the Color Studio lent … read more

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