|Cherry Cabinetry in the Master Bath, L.W..Roth, designer|
I prefer to paint loosely, because I spent a a couple of decades doing accurate concept/construction drawings of interior architectural cabinetry without much color. The following two concept drawings were sold, but the others were not. The cost of the built-in furnishings exceeded the clients' budget. That was not unusual in our business. People's wish lists often exceeded their pocketbooks. Design fees were imperative.
|Crafted and installed; it was primed at the shop and painted on site to match the rest|
of the mouldings in the house.
|The 16' - 0" Fireplace installed on the St. Clair River.|
Sorry the photo is blurry. I was half photographer that day,
half lighting consultant.
|A computer/dresser in the Memphis Style for a child's room. Parents loved|
it,couldn't afford it. It was a tricky design to make.
|A Headboard for a teenager's room also a bit Memphis. I mostly used Rapiograph cartridge pens,|
markers and colored pencil for these type drawings--mostly my pens. It was extremely important to
store them standing upright or the points would clog.
|No wood on this 6'-0" x 4'-0" marble coffee table. The top drawing shows the underside;|
the middle is the table in Plan; the bottom drawing is a perspective. It took six men to
move this baby into place. I imagine it's still where they set it down.
|This was a garage conversion to expand the space of the lower level.|
Another garage with two bedrooms, two baths and a laundry room
were added to the other side of the house. This was the best job ever.
When the real estate market went to hell, so did a lot of design, trade and construction jobs--as well as furniture dealerships and manufacturers. Sitting on the bench waiting to get into the game again, I turned to painting and blogging. I paint loosely, because I designed tight. If I drew it, it would fit together in the space allotted. Take away a part, the whole design didn't work. Joinery is everything like good composition is in painting. Using very little color those years, naturally I like a lot of it now.