What’s to paint?

So what about painting? I do it just about every day. (You can read more about this in “About Wildflower Wood” on the right sidebar.) Today I finished two coffee table tops. Bill built these little beauties from native Vermont butternut.

Butternut coffee tables from Wildflower Wood
Butternut coffee tables

Painting on the wood is similar to choosing coordinating fabrics. Every variety of wood has its own color family. I started these designs with one color leaves but quickly realized it was the wrong green for the golden glow of butternut. These tables now are back in Bill’s shop for the final coats of finish, spiffing them right up for our first fair. That first fair is in St. Albans, VT at the Vermont Maple Festival.coffeetable

In between times, I’m also painting ornaments. It’s Christmas all year in my household! More about these ornaments later…time to get ready for tonight’s quilt guild meeting.

Hand painted glass balls from Jeanne Rae Crafts
Hand painted glass balls