Welcome to our studio in a behind the scenes preview of the creative process in action. We take abstract ideas and bring them to life in paint, clay, wood and other mediums.
INSIDE THE STUDIO
Our latest studio creations are posted here. If you have questions about size, price, shipping or how the weather is on Captiva, feel free to email or call us. Check back often as new pieces are added regularly as we create them
MANATEES & TURTLE CLOCK
Kathleen has been working on a few clocks over the summer. Her latest features a highly detailed manatee family with a sea turtle. The painting is done mostly with airbrushed acrylic with some metallic paints to add a glistening watery effect. Detail work, as shown below, is added with small brushes and colored pencils. The final image is housed in a distressed 24" diameter metal frame with glass. The clock is powered by one AA battery. $1400
A monumental collaboration on this Manatees and Turtles table, Kathleen started on the left side while Jim worked on the right. Eventually they met up in the middle and worked together on a couple of baby loggerheads! Lots of great detail, metallic effects and a final coat of gloss epoxy makes for a rich underwater effect. Measures 48x16x33" tall. $3800
Kathleen and Jim work on their respective sides of the table as they bring the painting to completion. Various techniques including airbrush are used to add depth to the image.
THE CHASE: Tarpon Distressed Table
A large scale (no pun intended) painting by Kathleen on a distressed table top captures a tarpon in pre-gulp action. The rustic wood boards provide a great painting surface with lots of metallic paints slathered on a crusty texture. The final painting is sealed in a thick acrylic overlay giving the art a look of deep water. Table measures 40" x 16" x 32" tall. $3200
LAST CALL: Stopwatch Wall Clock
I've been creating a lot of wall clocks over the years and no two images are ever the same. I found this goodie (right and below) with a heavy red metal frame in the style of a rusty stop watch. Clock measures 22" x 34". By keeping the airbrush paint semi-transparent, the numerals and aged face remain visible through the clouds. The painting is airbrushed with touches of pastel, colored pencil and some pearlized acrylic paint. $1600
DRIFTIN' THE NIGHT AWAY Wall Clock
Above, a mermaid drifts in the rich turquoise hues of the deep with a turtle pal encased in a distressed 24" metal frame with glass overlay. $1450
We've been painting on some distressed side tables that have the texture of a crunchy potato chip! Instead of piling on dip, we slather on layers of paint for a dimensional effect. Paintings are sealed with polycoat so they are safe for your margaritas.
24" x 15" x 25" high with one hand carved drawer. Cast iron legs.
Above: BLUE BAYOU. A stalking heron among the mangroves eyes a tasty morsel.
Acrylic by Jim Mazzotta. $795
Above: THE CHAPERONE.
An octopus escorts a colorful pair of seahorses. Acrylic by Kathleen Onda Mazzotta. $795
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