SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
SMF Premier Member
- Joined Sep 12, 2009
Special Artist’s Desk (For Mrs Bear Jr)
You guys saw that Big Fold-out Storage cabinet Bear Jr made for his Wife, “Bethany”, so as soon as I saw this I thought, “I gotta show you guys this too.
It’s made of Natural Maple, with a lot of Burl included, and it’s just Beautiful.
The desk is motorized to go up & down on the 2 leg-posts, with controls (under the right side) for UP and DOWN, with 3 pre-set stopping points.
You can set it to stop at:
Position #1———for sitting on a chair to paint.
Position #2———for sitting on a Stool to paint.
Position #3———for Standing to paint.
Then as you will see below, you can slide the two sections of the Top apart.
Then the Easel rack folds out to a position in front of the Desk, at a comfortable painting position for Bethany.
She has been making all kinds of Fancy Birthday Cakes for years. I had posted a few of them, but I always felt sorry for her, because having Diabetes #1 means she can’t eat her Masterpieces or any of the trimmings.
Then about 2 years ago she started Oil Painting, and I couldn’t believe how fast she learned & progressed. She watched some YouTube Videos, and next thing I knew she was painting. She knew I used to Oil Paint Scenery, so she was emailing pictures to me & asking for my Opinion. For awhile I would make a suggestion or two, and most of the time she said she had thought the same thing. So she would tweak the next one, and I couldn’t believe it——She blew right by me in her painting ability.
So a couple weeks ago, she moved to Painting Pets, and the few she has done are excellent. She did a couple friends’ dogs, her Labrador Retriever, and Our Cat “Smokey”. Bear Jr made a frame & framed Smokey, and he is hanging on our Living Room Wall.
Last I heard they were discussing her putting some of her painting on “Etsy”. Bear Jr has a lot of his Fancy Woodworking products listed on Etsy, and he could make the Frames for Her Paintings. I told them people could send them pictures of their Pets to paint. Then Bear Jr could Custom Frame them & Contract them through “Etsy”.
Desk all closed up.
Note: The desk rides up & down, by controls under Right Drawer:
To Open, first Slide 2 sections of Top apart:
Then the Easel rack folds out to a position in front of the Desk.
As you can see, she is currently working on a Painting of Diesel, Their Labrador Retriever:
I tried to keep these in the order of when Bethany painted them:
Here she got a little Fancy, with the Split Seasons:
Bear Jr & Diesel fishing:
Bear's Kitty "Smokey":
Close-up of Smokey:
Don't tell her I posted Diesel's Painting, because she's still working on it:
Bethany said she needs to do a lot of detailing on this yet:
She does Outstanding "Eyes" !!!