Some patterns just need a little extra "oof" and faux painting is a great way to achieve this. I have a pattern in my catalog that is only attractive if this technique is used. This pattern is called "Sunrise" and it is usually painted with dark blues and yellows and oranges.
I recently painted this pattern for a customer in blues and emerald greens with yellows and it turned out beautiful. My great friend lost their vacation home in the Keys in a hurricane a few years back and they recently purchased a new one there. This is perfect for there.
I was fortunate enough to have her as a great customer first and hosted her grand kids for a "Paint Your Own" day in the studio a couple of years ago. They also had a vacation home here in White Top, VA so she had a couple of my Barn Quilts at the cabin. We met through another artist friend of mine that illustrated a children's book her husband wrote, "Where Birds Do BIrd Sleep. I It was only after this and did we discover their home base was Jacksonville, FL, where I travel to often. We joke that we pass each other on the road all the time. I visit there every few weeks and seemed we were always passing on I95 or I77.
Anyway, she has ordered this Sunrise pattern for their new place in the Keys. I am so excited and I am going to get it to Jax and then she will get it to it's final resting place. I can't wait for her to send me pictures and further more, I hope to make it to the Keys myself to see it in person one day!
So if you are looking for something to try a little different, this is a great technique. I love using it in the Maple Leaf pattern and the "In The Pines" pattern to replicate a snow look. Always fun to do something a little different and I hope you are inspired!
Carry on with the Addiction....