I have been out of the office this week painting a beach themed bedroom and it has been a pleasant change to be painting rather than writing about it.
The room has to evolve with its young owner and she gave me lots of ideas to work toward. I had been planning to do bands of colour to reflect sand, sea and sky. My young client would add the beach theme to the room with her toys, pictures and models that she builds. Then I saw an advert for Fendi in Vogue. I thought that the colours used in the ad would be an easy match for carpet and textiles so I set about simulating the idea onto a practice wall in my studio.
Although I was working fast, the colours and the action of applying the paint as waves was calming. All of me was behind the brush strokes not just my arm. This was so therapeutic to create. The tiniest amount of glitter glaze was applied along some of the waves. When the sun shines, the waves sparkle.
Once the beach cabin furniture is in place we will work on the soft furnishings.
I am revisiting the practice wall in my studio to experiment with our new seagull stencil. In the future it may be applied to a painted blind and some fabric for the beach bedroom. I hope that when all is finished, the room will bring much enjoyment to the young lady that will live in it. I have certainly enjoyed my part in helping her to achieve her wish of a seaside themed room.