I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter

October 5th, 2017 Posted by designer fabrics 0 thoughts on “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter”

“I’m gonna sit right down and write myself a letter
I’m gonna write words, oh, so sweet 
They’re gonna knock me off my feet” 

 Marketing, styles, and the new client, want something different.  ACK!!!!!!!!!  I have been avoiding it, and avoiding it, but I have had to change the style of my paintings.  I became known for my bright vibrant colours, flora and fauna on paintings, fabrics and furniture.  NOW, I have had to come up with something different.
This has been a daunting task.  A Gallery owner recently asked me to have some new paintings to display for his gallery.  Abstracts, photography, and the super modern, and more monochromatic pieces are what seem to be selling now.
So, I set about coming up with a plan, and something I could be happy with and proud to say is MY work.
Abstracts are no fun for me nor am I a photographer. WHAT TO DO?????  I studied, I did research for days!  I went to design studios, galleries, and even used some online resources for ideas and inspiration.

I went to Jerry’s and bought a 48″ x 60″ Gallery Wrap Canvas, and Silver leaf paint, silver leaf, chrome leaf, and metallic silver paint.  NOW!  I have decided to go with my “Chiaroscuro-esk”  technique, with a more stylized, moderne twist.  It is next to impossible for me to venture far from my classical roots.

With a nod to Hurricane Irma blowing outside my garage, I set about my first NEW painting…  A Theme of Zeus!  Layers and Layers and Layers of Silvers, chromes and leaf, slide between Layers of clear resin layers.  This new work is already 6 layers deep. This layering technique looks in person like EGLOMISE’!!
 Art Deco meets Contemporary Modern.

This is something I can be proud of, and I enjoyed the challenge of creating depth, and an image using only one tone. You cannot get the effect of this painting from my photo shown here, but in person, you can see all the way through the 6 layers to the base silver background.  An artist friend of mine said that she thought it was METAL RELIEF from this photo.  WHOOO HOOOO!!!!!  

I was so fortunate to not lose power.  So I was able to paint, and spend continuous hours finishing this painting with no interruptions.
Now, I will be creating two narrow paintings which can flank each side of Zeus.  Keeping with the more stylized, deco look, I did a preliminary watercolour of two women for these paintings.

It is EXTREMELY hard to change, and to think differently, especially after doing something a certain way for years.  I had to Sit right down and write myself a letter…to help me remember to THINK DIFFERENTLY.  To have a “new painting paradigm”!
Stay tuned for more new paintings to come!

For More information about Custom Artwork and Fabrics by Talin,
contact Talin at:  561-573-0123
website:  talintropic.com


September 5th, 2017 Posted by designer fabrics 0 thoughts on “VARIATIONS ON A THEME.”


This image just keeps on going…No matter how many years, or how many applications, I continue to get commissions and requests for THIS particular Banana Palm.  
Some subject matters are just classic and they never go out of style.  This Palm, for example, looks great in a Traditional Home, A Modern Home, A Hotel or Hospitality Application, and on clothing!


Fresco for a Beautiful Great Room.

Featured above is a great room with a built in “faux coquina” frame over the fireplace.  The client wanted me to paint a fresco rendition of the “infamous” Banana Palm within the frame.
The designer who designed this home, also used my Bamboo Banana Tree fabric in the room adjoining, to tie in the theme.

Banana Palm Blouse

Talin’s Banana Top is comfortable and versatile.  It comes in Small, Medium, Large and extra Large.  This resort top looks great with slacks, skirts and shorts.
to order call:  561-573-0123


Bamboo Banana Fabric is Linen.

You may order this custom fabric by the yard.  Fabric comes 54″ wide.  $112.00 per yard.
The coordinating fabric is just the bamboo stripe.  There are 6 colourways:  lime green with pink bamboo, white with pink bamboo or green bamboo, black with brown bamboo, coral with lime green bamboo, cerulean blue with white bamboo, white with navy blue bamboo.



This painting comes in any size.
The basic small sizes are:
18″ x 24″    $59.00
24″ x 30″    $75.00
2.5′ x 4′      $300.00
Larger sizes:
4″ x 6″      $1200.00
6″ x 8″      $2500.00


This is a home in South Florida who wanted me to create the “distressed” and authentic look of the Mizner Hand Painted Ceilings.

August 16th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “This is a home in South Florida who wanted me to create the “distressed” and authentic look of the Mizner Hand Painted Ceilings.”

This project was a very fun project for me! I stepped into the mind and spirit of Mizner. In my dreams I went back in time to the 1920’s and interlocked my spirit with Mizner in Palm Beach.
Not only was I 40 feet in the air over Jerusalem Stone Floors, but I was Harnessed to the scaffolding in order to paint for hours with my arms over my head. The results were worth it. It has always served me well that I am not afraid of heights…Lol!

Seeing the client pleased at receiving exactly what they had in their mind, is priceless to me. It is a challenge I enjoy, to step into the imagination of the client and create their vision.

What vision do you have for the spaces you are working on at the moment? If there is a way that I can help bring that vision to life, it would be my pleasure to hear from you.


July 20th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THREE PROMINENT EMPTY NICHE’S?”

You make them into faux windows looking out at the sky and the tops of palms.  This particular client wanted to do something with their blank niches 40′ high over a Saturnia Marble entryway.  The snafu was, how would I get up there without being able to maneuver around the columns…. and the man lift could not weight a lot or it would break the marble tiles rolling over the floor.
Sometimes, creating a mural is more then just bringing your paint and your drop cloth, and your imagination, it required some real physical work.  
The only solution was to get plain old fashioned scaffolding, and a small light sissor-lift, which would not go all the way to the third farthest “window”.  The downside to this whole orchestration, was the men who delivered the scaffolding, brought the pipes in, and left!!!!  I had to put together the scaffolding!  This set me behind a whole day. The upside was, I didn’t have to go to the gym for a few days…   
I had to create faux window moldings in painted faux wood and then create the sky and palm scene.  The effect was great and I LOVED doing this particular job.

Want to see what your niche might be?  Call me for a free consultation to explore ideas.