Robot

My youngest daughter went through a phase were she was in love with robots. We have no idea where it came from, or how she even knew anything about robots. But, nonetheless, she had a love for them. She would point out imaginary robots in trees as we drove down the road, and there was a robot in our back yard at one point. So, I painted this guy for her, popped him in a simple frame and hung him in her room, she totally loves him.

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Painted with watercolors.

8in x 10in.

03. January 2013 by schristian
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Workspace

 

When we moved into a smaller home and had to move my daughter’s desk onto the back porch, the search was on again for a perfect desk or her. We still haven’t found it, but I think something modern would be perfect, since modern furniture seems to be made all-around daintier than most. The painting is inspired by the search, and features the type of desk I would love to find for her. As a constant reminder, this painting is chillin’ with the vintage rocker in red painting on our living room wall. A girl can dream.
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Painted with watercolor.

12in x 12in.

29. December 2012 by schristian
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Vintage Red Chair

Another painting resulting from my girls being quietly emerged in their own creative bliss. Eames inspiration strikes again, this time with the Egg chair, and arching chrome lamp, and a wire-leg side table. This painting is obviously the same style as the Vintage Rocker in Red, with hand drawn lines and watercolor.

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Painted with watercolor.

12in x 12in.

 

29. December 2012 by schristian
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Vintage Rocker in Red

I am always inspired by the classic clean lines of modern furniture, and especially the Eames furniture. I sketched this scene up while my girls were painting one day and I really like how the clean, yet shaky, hand drawn lines turned out. I would love to have this rocker actually in my living room one day, for now, I just have this painting hung up, patiently holding the place for the real deal.

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Painted with watercolors.

12in x 12in.

 

28. December 2012 by schristian
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Teachers Desk

As my oldest daughter entered second grade, we braced ourselves for a new school year full of homework with a new desk. The prospect of a new desk had her so thrilled, and she loved shopping at the “junk shop” for the perfect desk. We settled on this small teachers desk. It’s frame is solid wood, making it crazy heavy and sturdy, and the top is nice smooth linoleum; perfect for all sorts of art projects, er, I mean homework. We also found the cute vintage school chair that was painted a hideous shade of brown. I will never understand why people paint wood brown, it’s so strange! She chose the paint colors, Raspberry Rush and Pleasing Pink.

As soon as we returned home with these treasures, the sanding began, and we painted the chair. The desk on the other hand, sat for a good while as I was having nightmares about a giant pink piece of furniture living on my home. I caved, and it turned out pretty cute.

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The moral? Never second guess the design choices of an almost-second grader.

Flash forward two years, into a new house [with tiny bedrooms], the desk now resides on our back porch, too cute to get rid of. Sigh. 

03. June 2012 by schristian
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