Commissioned Work

The weirdest commissioned work I have painted was done on ostrich eggs!  They are huge and pock marked like golf balls.

Winter Scene on Ostrich Egg.
Summer Farm Scene on Ostrich Egg.
Easter (spring) on Ostrich Egg.

For this antique milk can, my client wanted a primitive look featuring fruit that would suit her kitchen decor.  I adapted a Mary Jane Todd design to fit this surface. 

Pear on Milk Can
Orange on Milk Can
Strawberry Trio on Milk Can
Apples on Lid of Milk Can

The next project was done for my Mother-in-Law.  It is a memory box honoring her beloved brother Warren.  The large box is filled with old letters and keepsakes.

Lid of Memory Box. Collage Technique, Tea Stained Papers to Create Old Appearance.
Front of Memory Box featuring a Faux Burled Wood Technique.
Left Side of Memory Box

I also love to paint what I refer to as Lives and Times Boxes

Usually, family members gather photos, letters and share memories of a loved one.

These are then given to me to work from.  They are very challenging to create and require that I work with the family before committing to a final painting.

The Lives and Times boxes are usually given to a senior person when they retire or celebrating major events.

In time the boxes remain in the family to pass on from generation to generation.

This Large Pine Trunk Becomes a Lives and Times Box for a Gentleman`s 90th Birthday!
Artist Cheryl Poulin with Finished Lives and Times Box.
Front of Box Depicting Major Life Events
Banking Career and Time Spent on Aircraft Carriers.
Favorite Hobbies and Harem of Friends!

This next Lives and Times box was painted to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary.  This oval bentwood box was very large. 

Inside the lid of the box are two private poems that the husband and wife wrote each other many years ago.  The family was heaps of fun to work with!

It was a Winter Wedding
What a Pretty Keepsake!

And the following is an array of small projects I have done over the years.

Winter Sled for a Friend
Mailbox for New Home
Commercial Sign for a Small Business
For a Senior in a Nursing Home. Loved Fuchsia and Pink!
Business Sign for a New Local Spa
A Welcome Sign on an Antique Sock Dryer
Faeries Toy Box for a Little Girl`s Room

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