LET US LEAVE!

LETT US LEAVE!

LEAVES AS THE MAIN DESIGN.

Often I am asked to do preliminary sketches for a fabric design, mural or other custom piece of art.  Over the years I have acquired file cabinets full of these samples.  Slips and pieces and swatches of fabrics and paper which I have designed.  Many times, I have thought about having these framed.  They would look so very nice as framed pieces.
Recently, I was asked to create a mural for a client for a bedroom.  This client LOVES bright green leaves.  I pulled out a few watercolour samples and began to put pieces together to create a NEW sketch and sample.  All great murals begin with this kind of process.

Bright Green makes for a wonderful colour and leaves make for a non intrusive, pleasing, natural effect for any space.

SOMETIMES, MAKING ALTERNATING LINES AND UNEXPECTED PARTS OF THE SUBJECT MATTER, GIVE INTEREST TO THE MURAL.

CALL TALIN FOR A FREE CONSUTATION TO DISCUSS HOW SHE MAY CREATE A UNIQUE AND CUSTOM PAINTING FOR YOU.
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GROUND COVER TYPE PLANTS HELP BALANCE THE BOTTOM PORTION OF A PAINTING IF THE TOP HAS SOMETHING BUSY GOING ON.

AND TO THINK, IT ALL STARTED OUT AS A STROLL.

People ask me, “Where do you get your inspiration for your fabric designs, or your paintings?”

I know that it would sound a lot more exotic for me to say that I saw it in a “Vision” or some other sexy sounding source.  But,..my ideas seem to come from simple sources and ideas.  The Caladium Leaf fabric featured above, for instance, came from me taking a little stroll through my neighborhood one day and observing the different species of Caladium that they used in the landscaping.  One particular section struck me because of the way the different greens were playing against the POP of red in their leaves.

In my mind, I instantly saw the pattern of LARGE leaves, in a non-directional pattern across different background colourways.  It would look fresh and it would go with just about any interior, and any style.  It would be classic yet it would have a sense of the contemporary.  I would have a coordinating wide stripe in all of the colourways to pair with my new pattern.

When I returned home from my stroll, I set to painting my vision immediately.  This is how it happens….sometimes…lol!

To see what I might design for you and your vision, call me for a free consultation.
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Talin Tropic
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Talin has been creating and designing for over 25 years. Her work can be seen all over the world. Her internationally acclaimed fabrics featured in Architectural Digest, Coastal Living, Veranda, Florida Design, international design centers, luxury hotels and many many more. Her work has also been featured on ET Hollywood, and The Martha Stewart Show.
Talin’s Studio has two goals in mind. The first is to offer different, very exclusive and custom made products. This goal is easy to achieve. Our advantage is that of creating our own designs.
The second goal is our exceptional years of experience, knowledge and the best of art techniques, creating products unique to our excellent customers…and….in the instance of unique objet d’ art, our scouting ability is exceptional.

KEEP SPONGE BOB IN MIND!

A BUILDER WANTS A PAINTING AND LOGO TO BE USED FOR HIS NEW BOUTIQUE HOTEL CALLED “THE SURF SHACK HOTEL”.

“Ok, I will be glad to do that,… you say he needs the original to be 3′ x 4′?”    The personal assistant said “YES”,…and the original should be that size and then this same design will be on the Main sign, clothes, logo, business cards, brochures, and hotel stationary.  She proceeded to send photos of the Hotel’s location, which was an inlet with a feeling of being on a deserted island.  This new hotel is located in South America.

Designing with all of these aspects in mind, takes a lot of plotting and scheming.  One has to think about how the design will translate into the different venues with the same look, impact and feel.  Sometimes, a painting with a lot of detail, can get totally lost when it is shrunk to the size of a business card.
I went about painting the loose, and whimsical scene of their little cove and kept “Sponge Bob” in mind while paintings, so as not to get too serious, or detailed.  This was to be a fun, happy, light and breezy place.
I believe that it turned out really well.  The client was happy with the painting, and made it The Surf Shack Hotel official logo.Surf Shack

Looks Cute on a shirt as well!
You may order this custom shirt in Small, Medium and Large.
Soft fabric blend, with a button in back make this easy and comfortable to wear.
$125.00

Let’s get together and see how I can help you design a great design for YOU, from soup to nuts!

Talin Tropic
561-573-0123
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talin@talinsstudio.com

THE FOUR MAJORS.

I WAS ASKED TO CREATE A GOLF FABRIC.

I titled this fabric “The Four Majors”.  In the “grass and golfball” bordered cartouches, are the major holes from the world’s most famous courses.
Part of being a good artist is research and having to know a “lot about a lot of stuff”.  Not being a golfer at the time, I had to put in hours studying the courses, and different aspects of the game and the courses.

I have an affinity to antique equipment, furniture and eccentricities.  So, I decided the old wooden golf clubs would be the most attractive visually for a fabric.  The golf clubs, turned in opposite directions, with golf balls in between became the vertical stripe as well as the coordinating fabric to the main design.

The Main Golf Design has alternating holes from the famous courses, St. Andrews, Augusta, Pinehurst, and Pebble Beach. The affect turned out great, as the cartouches are perfect for chair backs, and pillows.
This fabric comes in 6 different colourways.
So, I am not sure if this is a good reference or not anymore,…. but Tiger Woods put this golf fabric in his infamous home in Orlando.  “wonder if it is still there?”  lol…

Talin has been creating and designing for over 25 years. Her work can be seen all over the world. Her internationally acclaimed fabrics featured in Architectural Digest, Coastal Living, Veranda, Florida Design, international design centers, luxury hotels and many many more. Her work has also been featured on ET Hollywood, and The Martha Stewart Show.
Talin’s Studio has two goals in mind. The first is to offer different, very exclusive and custom made products. This goal is easy to achieve. Our advantage is that of creating our own designs.
The second goal is our exceptional years of experience, knowledge and the best of art techniques, creating products unique to our excellent customers…and….in the instance of unique objet d’ art, our scouting ability is exceptional.
Services Provided
Custom Artwork, Custom Furniture, Decorative Painting, Faux Painting, Mural Painting, Wall Stenciling, Fabric Design

Talin Tropic
561-573-0123
talintropic.com
talin@talinsstudio.com

Below are more custom golf fabric designs and coordinates.  They come in 60″ widths, and are in any base fabric you want:  outdoor fabric, cotton, linen, poly/cotton blends.

The Four Majors fabric is linen:     $125.00 per yard

The Designs below come in any base type fabric:   $75.00 per yard  Linen:  $112.00 per yard

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“I’m dyeing my hair pink, so I will look like an artist.”

“I’m dyeing my hair pink, so I will look like an artist when I come to your studio.  That way, I will be more like an artist.”

Years ago, a mature woman called me and said that she would be coming to an art class and she had dyed her hair pink, so that she would look like an artist.  She explained to me that if she does that, it will make her more like an artist, and she can paint better.  Then she asked me what else she should wear in order to be an artist.

When she arrived, she had two separate bags of new art supplies, none of which were on my supply list.  She was wearing her new pink hair, huge costume earrings, and a black ripped t-shirt with goth style writing on it.  Torn blue jeans with paint specifically painted on them to look like it was spilled “by accident” on them,  and rings on every finger, two of which were skull and cross-bones, and bracelets going up and down each arm.  She was a ONE MAN BAND WALKING!

Hmmmm…..There was NO convincing her to begin her instruction with the basics.  She wanted to get her canvas out and “SLING” paint on the canvas, and play music on her Ipod to MAKE her get the “right mood” on her painting.  She didn’t want to learn how to mix colours, she did not want to learn how to draw, she wanted nothing to do with the fact that OIL paints and acrylic paints do not mix together and you cannot wash your brush with water after you have used oil paints on it.

It was just a disaster!  She complained that she was looking for new hobbies and she had tried EVERYTHING, but nothing had “worked out”.  She told of how she went to cooking classes and bought the chef hat and smock, and had all of the tools, and the “TEACHER NEVER TAUGHT HER ANYTHING”.  She explained how everyone in the cooking class told her she looked just like a chef!

I became increasingly distressed as she rambled on about the different classes she had tried, and how she LOOKED JUST LIKE whatever professional “whoseywhatsits” she was supposed to be.  As I always strive to be, I was extremely careful … and asked if she would be willing to just sit down with me for a FREE private lesson.  I encouraged her to leave ALL of her supplies at home, and to wear what she usually wears to clean her house.  She reluctantly agreed.

In a few days, she came for her private lesson, and we started from the very beginning.  Just a sketch pad and a pencil.  We sketched something very very simple, using the basics of composition, dimension and perspective and measuring the object to scale.  Her drawing turned out really well for a first try, and I encouraged her to stay and transfer it onto canvas and paint it!  Using the beginning techniques!  We went over the different kind of paints, and how to clean them….etc. etc. …

This woman now paints very well, and is extremely proud of her work.  She has acquired several commissions and loves her new found talent and hobby.

All of these years later, and after becoming friends, I asked her WHAT she was thinking when she first came to art class?  She laughed and told me that she was told,  that if you looked the part and bought all of the stuff, it was the major part of the learning.  She had been told that if you bought the correct supplies, you would be an artist.

It is not the tools that make one skillful.  It is the study, practice and WILLINGNESS to be taught.

Come to our Saturday Art Class, 10am-12pm and learn techniques to improve your work, or the basics to begin your journey into art!   561-573-0123.

A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME.

The title of this design is called “Post’s Roses”.

When I designed this pattern for fabrics, I wanted to express a classic theme, yet have it bright and fresh looking.  Palm Beach is known for it’s bright clean colours.  Marjorie Merriweather Post, had a beautiful mansion in Palm Beach…oh, just a little place called “Mar A Lago”.   Now our President Elect owns this beautiful landmark.
Marjorie had beautiful roses on the landscape at one time.  Her daughter, famous actress Dina Merrill used to play among the rose gardens.
I am fortunate that this beautiful home is only 15 minutes from my house, and for 30 years I have taken the relaxing drive up A1A, to pass by this estate.  My memories go back to 1982, when I visited and took a “History of Palm Beach” course and tour.  They told the history of this place as well as other Palm Beach landmarks.
One story in particular, I found endearing about Marjorie.  She had an artist to create hand painted tiles for Dina’s private bathroom when she was a little girl.  These tiles told the story of Beatrix Potter’s famous Bunnikin’ tales.  The nanny would tell Dina the stories as she took her daily baths.

Post’s Roses Fabric Design, takes the classic theme of roses and brings a little Palm Beach into the painting with the loosely painted background of bright and light plaid.  It makes me take a trip to the 1920’s Palm Beach, and imagine toni people sipping cocktails, wearing bright pastel colours, and chatting about world affairs on the loggia of Mar A Lago.
Isn’t it great how a work of art or a design can inspire a “feeling”?  What kind of feelings can you conjure up with your own designs?
Send me a photo of something you have created and tell me about your vision, or feeling that you wish to inspire!  talin@talinsstudio.com
Talin
561-573-0123

Don’t Be Afraid of the Darks!

hawaii leavesThis is advice I give all of my students.  For some reason, we humans are resistant to the dark.  However, in sketching and paintings, the dark tones define the structure of the subject matter.  Beginners have a very hard time putting the dark tones in at the beginning of their work.  They seem to head straight for the “white” and make a muddy, “depth-free”, flat image.
In my opinion, it is very much like life in so many aspects.  Without the dark, there wouldn’t be the contrast of light.  With people I like to say to my students, “If there were no bad people, WE wouldn’t look so good!”
So, for me, the darks are SO important, from the start!  Then…you may get LIGHTER LATER!…highlights last!
Why not call me today to join my adult Saturday class from 10am-12pm, and learn some helpful techniques to make your paintings really stand out?
Talin:  561-573-0123
talin@talinsstudio.com