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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Lily Pond Floor Mat

OK, this is one of the stranger projects I've worked on. It's a hand painted floor mat. Yes, a floor mat. The idea came from my mother-in -law (also an artist) who did something similar in her kitchen. My wife wanted one too.

It's acrylic on very thick canvas...varnished heavily. Yes you can walk on it:)




32 comments:

bog_art said...

Wow!!.. this painting rocks!!.. Thanks a lot for your tutorial!!.. HAPPY 2008!!

Kei Acedera said...

That is super cool Paul!!!!so beautiful.

Catherine said...

Hey, very clever! A little trompe l'oeil on the floor.

BOKY said...

Oh dear, I'd put it up on the wall right away! I wouldn't have the heart to step on it...:) looks beautiful!

Shuku said...

...your wife isn't the only one who'd want something like that on the floor. I would too, after seeing something like that! It's another 'Oh lord' and it's -beautiful-. I love the BUBBLES. They are so real, and that little frog just caps it off. As for the fish...mmmmmmmm. Love the fish!

I'm still working on that kimono project with the pine trees and snow. I got ahh...distracted. By chainmaille jewellery!

--Shuku
-Now- distracted by writing songs for friend's album launch. AUGH!

Louis-Philippe said...

It's great… and you should take another picture in a couple of months.

Just to see how well it's aging.

^_^

jeremy melton said...

WoW! Beautiful work!

dpc said...

Lovely... A well-traveled and ancient idea:

http://tinyurl.com/22fkq2

http://www.oldhouseweb.com/suppliers_of/12150_Floor_Cloths_.shtml

http://www.netw.com/~rafter4/floorcloth.htm

Daniel said...

That is incredibly good. Nice work!

Bobby Chiu said...

Beautiful. Jeez, I wouldn't let anyone walk on top of that painting if it were mine... even if it is a floor mat. hehehe

Jason Seiler said...

Something this beautiful and well painted just for people to walk all over . . . . WOW man . . . just amazing!

Paul Lasaine said...

OK, I have to come clean. Yes, I painted it as floor mat, to be walked on...

...but I haven't had the guts to use it yet. I keep using the excuse that it's going to go into the new bathroom that we're adding onto our house. But secretly, I'm happy that the bathroom is taking longer to finish than we anticipated.

Ale said...

ah thank goodness I couldn't believe that you were actually going to walk on it.... O_O
lovely work Paul!! and happy new year ;)

Ale

Jeff Harter said...

What a funny idea. This is a great website (er, blog). Glad I found!

stranded said...

Beautiful! I love it! The frog and the fish are very very nice!! I love the strokes you use, everything looks so fresh and "a la prima"! congratulations! you moved me again :) Ah! your tutorials are very interesting! thankyou!

Jason said...

Paul your work is simply amazing! I'm a high school English teacher in Massachusetts, and I'm hoping you'll let me put one of your Moby Dick paintings on a site for my classes. Would it be OK with you?

Paul Lasaine said...

Jason,

Regarding using one of the Moby Dick paintings on a site for your class: I don't think it's a problem, but there are a couple issues to discuss as I don't technically own the images; Dreamworks does.

Can you give me an e-mail address where I can reach you so we can go over it?

-Paul

Jason said...

Paul,
Thanks for responding so quickly. I'm at jhumphrey@westfordk12.us

Jason

georges blog said...

your work is phenomenal!!! so inspiring thank you for sharing

-George

Lords of the Harvest said...

dang paul, this blog is really turning out nicely. always worth the visit and now with those brush tutorials its even better! nice "floor matt" that tree frog is great, inspired me to do some studies of the little guys. enjoy your day!

Anna,la Fdez.O. said...

Wow,...amazing !!!! Its colors and deep are magic !!!

Like my colleagues, I have to say : clever, beautiful, incredible, phenomenal,...

A master !!! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Amazing stuff. I've been a fan of yours since my days at Dreamworks walking by your window everyday before and after lunch. I'm so glad you decided to have a blog/website.

Ken Kim

P.S. I hope you throw in more tutorials when you get a chance.

CárcamO said...

Teu trabalho é absolutamente fantastico.
Parabéns!!
Cárcamo

Sherlock Hobo said...

Wow thats cool. If you look at it without your glasses on (If you have bad eyesight like me) It looks like the words "Surfs Up" the name of your movie.

Kim Gadbois said...

wow! I want one too!

Becka said...

This is great info to know.

Erin Lamoreux said...

this is brilliant! i had never heard of that idea before, not to mention how beautiful it turned out!

aurel said...

Just, sweet dendrobate. Nice work !

Anonymous said...

Hey, this is great!!!!!
Greetings from Hungary!

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claudia said...

brilliant,both execution and idea.

Floor Mats said...

Cool floor mat. You did a really great job.