Thursday, February 24, 2011

Just a little bit cheeky......

You might remember this post, when I mentioned I was working on a commission for some large abstracts? Well, I finished another one today, which I'll show you in just a minute. Being the impatient soul that I am, I can't wait to see photos of my work in situ, but sometimes it can take quite a while. So, I thought it would be fun to redesign some rooms with the click of a button, all via the wonders of PhotoShop (seriously some of the best money I ever spent, in spite of the fact that I'm a complete novice!) Ok, ready to take a look at my virtual designs? Let's go.

My client sent a picture of a room (designed by the very talented Elizabeth Bauer and featured in the June/July issue of Lonny magazine) as a guide to the colour palette she'd like in her painting. Which then gave me the idea to 'virtually' hang the artwork in that same room. So here it is, albeit hung horizontally this time....

...and the original room, via Lonny magazine. I love Elizabeth's use of bright colour, and after all - who wouldn't enjoy living in such a happy space?

the original via Lonny

And here's the actual painting, in detail... 

mixed media on canvas
750mm x 1000mm
private commission

And then there was no stopping me! Here's a room I love, from Canadian House and Home, tweaked to feature a piece from my 'Into the Blue' series.

...and the original

who needs windows anyway?

And one last one - I added my 'Sea Coral III in Denim' to this room which was featured in the now-defunct Metropolitan Home magazine (although I do love the original abstract)

So, what do you think of my virtual designs? Of course, this was just a bit of fun and in no way am I suggesting that the original rooms aren't fantastic - I love all of them, which is why they've been saved in my inspiration files. But it's a great way to picture artwork in situ, particularly large pieces, and I think it can be a valuable tool when you're decorating a room. 

Right, I've done enough 'virtual' work for one day - better do some of the real stuff!


  1. Very clever Kerri! And your works look gorgeous in those rooms. How fun is photoshop! You could 'waste' hours playing around with it couldn't you.
    I really like that bright abstract piece, just gorgeous! Jxx

  2. Kerri...wowser..seriously..I think I like your artwork those particular offense to the designers or the original are amazing..but just SO works its not funny!
    Oh I love your painting sway...if only it could way ;) xxxxx

  3. You're so clever Kerri, looks like you had a lot of fun doing that. A great way to market your art too :-) love your new piece! xx

  4. I love those colours in that commission Kerri! I will have to free up some wall space, stick to a colour scheme and get back to you! xx

  5. gaga gaga gaga.....sorry Kerri but I am speechless!!!! Truly amazing.

  6. Your so clever, I think those rooms looked just as good with your work Kerri, if not better. Looks like it was a load of fun!!

  7. Cheeky? Yes. Clever? Yes that too! I mean on the painting front as well as those impressive photoshopping skills of yours :)

  8. Hahaha it's shame that the hard work can't be virtual. Love seeing them in a room, and loving your colourful productions. Everytime I click on your page, and see you Drift series, Nautilus and Sea Fern, I fall in love with them. They are so beautiful.

    Lisa x

  9. How much fun have you had!!!!!
    I especially love your work in the last room K....
    It looks perfect !!! Congrats on all those gorgeous pieces!!!
    Melissa x

  10. I love your virtual designs, Kerri. The Sea Coral III in Denim looks awesome, but what I really, really want is your gorgeous abstract 'Sway'. It's so stunning.

    Sandy K

  11. Um, I NEED that first piece! Stunning! And might I add, I think all of your pieces look better than what was in the original pics! x

  12. That Canadian one looks so much better with your picture!!!!

  13. Very clever indeed! no stopping you now.......KG

  14. very clever! love your blue series especially!

  15. Your virtual interior designs look amazing! Your artworks suit the rooms you placed them in so very well!
    Ps love that stripey sofa

  16. ohhhh, you did good, and you had fun doing it, what could be better!?
    Love that large blue painting!!

    Northern Light



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