The last two days, I have been moving into my shop at 1720 Lovejoy, Space #120. The store faces 18th Street and is next to a cafe that sells espresso drinks and quick meals. Stop by and see the shop and grab something from the cafe before you head home.
I just flew in Monday, late afternoon, after attending the IDAL Convention in Hampton, VA where I met many of the other Stockists as well as Annie Sloan.
We all had the opportunity to watch her paint a piece of furniture that was be given to someone in a drawing at the end of the show. What a treat to watch Annie paint and wax and work. It seems that she painted this piece in a flash!
I just kept taking photos of the process and watched her closely as she did each step.
What a gem! She used Primer Red on the first coat, then painted the base and mirror with Duck Egg Blue. On the top and accents, she used Old White and finished it with the clear and then dark wax.
I returned to Alexandria, VA and went on a couple of bike rides in 100 degree temps over to Washington DC as well as Mount Vernon another day. What a great trip and now I am back opening my shop, "The Purple Pear". Please do come and visit me. Lots of workshops will be up and running very soon. It will be a great place to paint, see all the colors, and talk about projects and ideas. I am very excited to get going on all of this!