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Ode to Green, my Love Story

Ever since I can remember, green has been my favorite color. Ask my mom. Every dress, skirt, outfit she ever made for me had to be green. I was just made that way. A few years ago, my business was becoming focused on color and design consulting, and hosting and producing for television and video were taking off too. All fantastic things, but I missed the thing that got me to all these cool milestones in the first place; painting. So, I started painting 'small', that is to say, painting on canvas rather than the designs I painted on walls, ceilings, floors, etc, for my early clients. Instinctively, I went to the verdant hues I know and trust. I painted...

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the Plein Heir Catalog- pp. 3 & 4

  En plein air is the style of painting made popular by the Impressionists who began experimenting with color, light and brush strokes and mood as they sat outside painting and taking in a view. When I look out to pastoral scenes I see stripes of color stacking one on top of the other as the colors fade to shadowy forms. That's the idea I like to evoke with these 'Torn Landscape' motifs. They're a departure from the rest of the collection, but certainly a reflection of the Plein Heir brand.                               The pink lattice floral pattern is surprisingly versatile as it can be used horizontally...

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Have I mentioned How Much I love my Tools?

This is not a paid post- I just have to shout out for the tools that make my work easier, better, tidier (is that a word?). I already used Shur-Line's mini rag rollers for my decorative painting business before Hosting Fresh Coat then becoming Shur-Line's spokesperson (2007-2010; a great run!) and a huge fan of their brushes and teflon coated trays. My favorite brushes are 1 1/2" square and angle. (Thank you, Paul and Shur-Line team) And I can't live without Fits-All Paint Can Spout (see the yellow and blue plastic thingies at the back of the counter?). I've used these for years to keep paint cans clean which keeps the paint fresh longer and the mess to a minimum....

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For me, it's easy being Green...

Upon my own insistence, almost every dress, skirt, suit, outfit my mom made me growing up was green... and while I've grown up and expanded my view of the world of color, green still pretty much dominates my life. It's the color of my office... The color behind the first floral painting I did... Which started the floral art collection in my bathroom... And became the first decorative pillow I ever created... It's so versatile and just seems like the 'right' color so much of the time... Yep, if I had to be handcuffed to just one paint color, I suppose it'd be green. What's your go-to color? Make that your choice for 2013 and do something new and fresh...

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