An Old Shutter



A friend gave me a couple of old shutters to paint. I finished it and thought you might like to see it. It’s been a while since I have done anything like this and it felt good to get back to it again. I set up my easel on the sunporch and got out all of my paints and began to think of ideas. It brought back memories of when I painted murals. We would spend much time planning on what to do, advice sketching it out on paper, ask but when we got to our customers houses we never used it. We just started painting. The house seemed to tell us what it wanted. I was looking over some old photographs and when I saw these, store it reminded me of some of the jobs we did. One of our customers had a scaffolding built for us. What a difference a few years make. I can’t imagine standing with one foot on a stool and one on the railing!
This customer had very high ceilings and a very long hallway. During our consultation, while discussing how his mural would be painted, we suggested bringing the mural all the way up to the ceiling, but he wanted it to go only so far. The next morning he left us a note saying how much he loved the mural and had decided that he would like it to go to the ceiling! It was a little tricky blending the two areas together, but I did and thankfully it turned out just fine. I wish I had taken a photo of the entire mural but it was had to do because the hallway was so long and narrow.
In case you missed this post of about murals, here’s a link.
Next week I’ll be painting another shutter. I’ll show you when it’s done. Thanks for stopping by.
Happy day

9 Responses to “An Old Shutter”

  1. tj Says:

    …Gosh I envy your artistic abilities! I love those murals – do you still do them at all? And those shutters are just incredible!

    …Blessings… :o )

  2. Carole Says:

    Hi TJ. Maybe I wrote about the murals before you started reading my blog. I added a link in case you missed this post about murals. I also show original Rufus Porter murals in a house I visited in New Hampshire. Thank you for leaving such a nice comment. I stopped painting them a couple of years ago. Getting too old-LOL

  3. Brenda Williams Says:

    I love that shutter. You did a great job. Now if you would just do an old looking painting of a man or woman for us, very primitive of course. Haha I am going to try that some day. Don’t know how it will turn out but I think I can try anyway. Brenda

  4. Jenny Says:

    What a great shutter and beautiful painting on your part! It shows great attention to style and detail. I’m envious :)

  5. Carole Says:

    Thank you Jenny and Brenda. Hopefully customers that come into the shop where the shutter is going to be for sale will like it enough to buy it. I do appreciate you taking time to leave a comment and I hope you will visit again.

  6. Marilyn Says:

    Hi Carole: These are BEAUTIFUL !!! You do such good work. I’m sure R. Porter would be very impressed.

  7. Carole Says:

    That’s so nice, Marilyn.
    thank you

  8. Pamela Overmier Says:

    So good to see you in action Carole! You are fearless aren’t you?

  9. Carole Says:

    Hi Pam. Ah, to be young and fearless again. Those days are gone. LOL

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