Experimenting with trees and conte crayon!
Posted in Painting
Tagged abstract tree, art, atmospheric, conte crayon, d.c., drawing, ethereal, karen suderman, Maryland, mixed media, Painting, trees
Restore a decorative finish from 1908 on stone building front? Sure! When I was in school for art I remember one project in which the entire class drew their own life size human skeleton using the same model. On critique … Continue reading
Posted in Fauxing
Tagged 1908, art, Artspoken Links, building, custom, d.c., exterior, Faux, historic, karen suderman, Maryland, restoration, Washington Dc
I love finishing and restoring fireplaces. They are small and therefore not overly time consuming, but always make a big impact. I especially like natural stone finishes. Here’s one of my latest!
Posted in Fauxing, Loving, Painting
Tagged beached, custom, d.c., Faux, fireplace, Maryland, natural stone, plastercast, refinish
Sometimes being an artist isn’t glamorous, big surprise. No, really. When I describe to people what I do exactly, they usually say “that sounds like so much fun,” or “isn’t it great that you get to be artistic?” AND yes, … Continue reading
Posted in Fauxing, Finishing
Tagged architect, builder, custom, d.c., designer, exterior, Faux, finish, grout, Maryland, match new and old, Stone, virgina, white wash
Sugar and spice and everything nice. That’s what little girls are made of! Let’s make sure their “Jack and Jill” bathroom is sweet. Hand painted frames with monograms? YES! Birds, butterflies, and flowers? YES, PLEASE! I collaborated with O’Neill Studios … Continue reading
Posted in Loving, Painting, Showing
Tagged artist, bathroom, bird, buterflies, Faux, Jack and Jill, kids, Maryland, Mural
Painting stone to look like stone…
Need some oxygen? May I suggest ferns. Using a fabric swatch for the drapes as my starting point, I collaborated with Justine Sancho Interiors and O’Neill Studios to create this custom botanical, hand painted fern ceiling. First, the layout. A … Continue reading
Sometimes, the softest shade of blue and some sand paper can transform the blah into beautiful. Before And after
Posted in Fauxing, Finishing, Painting
Tagged aged, Artspoken, blue, buffet table, custom, d.c., decorative, distressed, Faux, finish, Furniture, karen suderman, Kensington, Maryland, Rockville, update
Here it is! A pizza oven inspired, custom stucco textured fireplace in golden tones. Started a stucco fireplace today. Love this natural looking texture. It’s really going to warm up and ground the room too.
Posted in Fauxing, Painting
Tagged custom, decorative finishing, Faux, fireplace, home, karen suderman, living room, Maryland, natural, Sandstone, Stucco, texture
I walked past my studio this morning and realized something when I glanced inside. I have FINALLY embraced my life as a mom and an artist. For me, being an artist has always required alone time, materials, and a space … Continue reading