Sunday, 27 August 2017

Designing the Interior of J.R. Art Gallery

Hello everyone,

Hope you are all fine and had a great weekend. August is almost at an end which brings with it sweet memories of my little girl Leah. I can't believe that she's turning 5 years on Tuesday. Thinking about it, the end of August also means that my Summer will soon say, "Goodbye!" To prove my theory right, mother nature  sent us some rain during the week. Believe it or not, after the constant heat we had to endure during these past couple of months,  I was actually thrilled to see the rain. I couldn't help not going out to feel it pouring down against my face. The first rain always brings a smile on my face even though I love my blazing Summer.   

Before I start, I wanted to welcome a new follower to my blog. Welcome Yvette Quinn! During this weekend you can all imagine what I have been up to. Apart from the everyday shores and finishing off a few miniature work for clients, I got to work some more on my J.R. Art Gallery. I was really excited to start working on the gallery itself. 

The Gallery
I always had a clear picture of how I would decorate the interior of the gallery. I didn't want any fancy wall paper or flooring but in the same time I wanted the room to stand out. I started off with the flooring, using a common Victorian tile pattern. I was quite happy with this flooring being quite thick in material and glossy. 

The flooring
For the wall paper I went for a natural color without having any elaborate designed pattern.  After all the walls would be covered with colorful paintings. I just couldn't imagine a fancy wall paper with the paintings. As the wall paper was quite plain, I went for wall paneling which I stained in dark brown matching the interior door of the room.

The flooring and walls blended in well together and I was very pleased with the outcome so far.

After the walls were covered and done. I wanted something a bit more elaborate for the ceiling. The room could afford it. Instead of using a white color, I have painted the ceiling in ivory or a more creamy color. Then I added some ceiling decor which I painted in the same dark brown but shaded it with a bronze color.  From the center of the circular embellishment there will be a 4 tulip ceiling light hanging down to light the room.  

When the ceiling was in place, I got to add the last few trimmings around the gallery's window and door and add the cornice around the ceiling. 

I was really happy seeing the room so complete that I couldn't help myself. I had to add something more to the room.  Finally I got to bring out my two favorite  paintings for the gallery. They are very special as they are my very first two original hand painted paintings on canvas. These two paintings have been painted for me and given as a gift from my dearest friend, amazing artist and fellow miniaturist José Pereira Torrejón.  

Miniature Paintings by Josè Pereira Torrejón

The first painting to arrive was "The Humming Bird".  An amazing piece. I was just stunned with the detail for such a small painting.

The Humming Bird Painting
Then after a few weeks, I received "The Secret Garden" painting. Another amazing piece with so much detail to absorb.  The colors on this one is fascinating. 

The Secret Garden Painting
Both paintings are very precious to me and I could spend hours looking at them taking in every detail. I can assure you the photos don't give them any justice.

From here I would like to say a big "THANK YOU!" to José for both these special paintings. They mean so much to me.  It is an honor to have your work in my J.R. Art Gallery xxx.

I just can't wait to work some more on this project. It keeps getting more exciting everyday with every new miniature or addition to the project.

This is all for today. I hope you liked what I have done so far. I have been working on some new miniatures for both the rooms of this project and hopefully next time we'll meet, you get to meet the keep tuned for the next update.

Take Care and See You Soon.


Rebecca xxx  


  1. A beautiful room for two wonderful paintings.
    I am looking forward to seeing you put more paintings up your gallery.
    Shirley of Whimsy Woo Miniatures.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. I really appreciate it. xxxxx

  2. Dear Rebecca,

    Wow, this looks totally amazing!! The room has turned out very, very nice indeed! I'm glad that you could make good use of the paintings. The light coming through the window makes them look very gorgeous, and adds to create an atmosphere of serenity.
    Thanks so much for your kind words, and note that it's me who's honored to be in a way part of this incredible project! Thank you!! Can't wait to see it all finished!! x

    1. Thank you so much my dear Jose. I really appreciate your kind words. xxx

  3. Me encanta ver cómo nace y se va conformando una escena en miniatura... parece cosa de magia! Y me encanta la sobriedad que le has dado a la habitación y a la par, lo cálida que resulta. Cuando esté llena de cuadros va a ser una delicia, felicidades! :)

    1. Gracias por sus amables palabras. Estoy mirando adelante para agregar más. Xxxx

  4. I love it all! The flooring, the ceiling, and the neutral paper with wainscoting! The paintings are beautiful!

    1. Thank you Jodi for your lovely comments. I am so pleased you like it and yes the paintings are very beautiful indeed. xxxxx

  5. Un comienzo maravilloso de la galería,me gusta mucho la sencillez de las paredes,sin nada que distraiga a los ojos y se puedan ver las obras de arte,como esas dos pinturas tan increíbles!!!

    1. Thank you so much. I really appreciate your kind words. Xxx