Venetian plaster. Of all the words that come to mind to describe the final finish… sexy is what I keep coming back to. Venetian plaster creates a feel. You lean back against the wall. Your fingers casually come in contact and before you know it you know it [...]
In the tiger lilly room, we created a Rousseau-esque jungle mural with layers of vegetation and lounging tiger.
We strive to provide environments with our children’s murals. As an artist, I feel that the current trend of clipart murals creates disconnected images that sometime don’t relate in concept or style. When doing a custom mural, I take the concepts and characters and put them into a world with perspective and space. The rooster [...]
Watercolor artist, Elizabeth Meaney, of Austin joined Artisan Finishes for this children’s mural at Sunrise Montessori. She and I met years ago in architecture school at UT Austin. After two years of drafting she shifted her focus to Art and Art History and continued her studies in France. Over the years I have turned to [...]
It’s the new year and tax time is here. Which makes it the perfect time to review your accounts. Where did your money go?
One expense that I find is continuing to take more money than expected is technology. It’s forever obsolete. I spoke to my accountant about it and his advise was to sit [...]
During the Holidays we went down to Round Rock and painted some murals for Sunrise Montessori. One of which was “The Dandelion”. Sunrise Montessori has expanded and our lion will welcome the kids into the new space in the new year.
This is a stop motion movie of Dawn Cleaves of Artisan Finishes painting [...]
Artisan Finishes won the Dallas Design Community Designers’ Choice Award for Decorative Finishes/ Faux Finishes. Thank you ASID for recognizing your Industry Partners. Thank you Luxe Interiors + Design for sponsoring the award, and Park Place Maserati for hosting the event.
Thank you to the Artisan Finishes team.
Chad Paulson joined us in the beginning [...]
Sam came up with a great project for us. She used the left over core from our masking tape. Then asked me to do my papier mâché to give them a little more shape. We sanded and gessoed them. Then finished them with paintings inspired by old masters. Modigliani. Picasso. And Monet.
One of the things we pride ourselves on at Artisan Finishes is our commitment to keeping current on all the different products on the market. As technology changes, products change. Some are improved. Some are removed. New ones are developed. The only way to know what works with what is experimentation [...]