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.

Aquaboard, a new surface for watercolor and gouache paintings with wood sides and a 2 inch profile. This surface, when coated with an archival protective finish, allows for watercolors to be protected and preserved without the need for glass or framing. A great alternative to the traditional framed watercolor painting. Please contact me here to create your own masterpiece!