Cait Whitson is coming to the US this fall to teach at Lynne Rutter Studio, September 13-17th and to The Studio Destin, Sept. 27-30th. She will be teaching marbling and graining at both locations. Cait is twice the first prize winner of the live timed marbling at the Olympix (she’s good and fast). Her delightful teaching style ensures there will be no shortage of fun and information sharing in her classes. I thought it would be interesting to find out who taught the teacher.
I love decorative painting classes. Classes are where we learn fresh new techniques and products, where we meet other artists, where we pass on and share our experiences, where we make new friends, where we get to create and learn uninterrupted by life’s responsibilities, where we have one-on-one interaction with world class teachers, where we grow as artists, and where we get our batteries recharged. Classes are the life blood of our industry. Classes are where we connect.
This is a stunning finish for someone who wants something really special. We have done this finish in kitchens, bathrooms, accent walls, columns, range hoods, and on architectural elements. Sometimes it’s a more subtle color palette, sometimes with a vein of an accent color, and sometimes high-contrast colors for a real “wow” finish. I’m an admitted “plaster snob” and just LOVE pure lime plasters. And this finish takes lime plasters to a whole different level! A designer friend calls it “very romantic”.
I decided on Old White and Versailles since these two colors are close in tone. My attitude to painting is to finish it quickly and get the job done, so don’t mess about with little brushes. Use as big a brush as you can cope with and don’t worry if the paint spreads wider than you think you want it to. When you distress pine, the unwanted color can be removed even if it does go back to the wood.
Thirty years ago, Annie Sloan began as a musician for the girl band The Moodies, who were admired by the likes of Mick Jagger and David Bowie. Despite the band’s popularity she left the group to follow her true passion- painting. Furniture and walls became her canvas, and with her keen eye for color, she found the need to create historically accurate hues. Annie Sloan rapidly became one of Europe’s most sought-after talents in decorative painting and interior design.