I paint…I love to paint…I have always painted…I like to take something old and make it new again…with paint!
The Old Cypress House got started with a single plank of cypress wood given to me by my brother. I painted Tiger Eyes on it (LSU Tiger Eyes, to be exact…Geaux Tigers!). From that moment on, I couldn’t do enough of them. I ventured into Fleur de Lis, Jazz guys…whatever anyone suggested. Then I was lucky enough to receive a bunch of cypress from a cypress house that was built in 1889, including the old cypress windows that were in the house…I could hardly contain my excitement! The possibilities are endless. This blog is going to showcase my work. It will mostly be on cypress…but, I’m sure I’ll venture into other areas of art projects. I also refurbish and re-purpose furniture using General Finishes products….a chalk style or acrylic finish paint……And I do custom jobs as well, so if you have something that needs some updating or a pop of color, just let me know! I have so many ideas spinning around in my head. I hope you enjoy my work. If you see something you like or have an idea, or would like to have a lesson on the proper technique of using this paint, please let me know…I’ll be in my shop!
“If you hear a voice inside of you say ‘you cannot paint’, by all means, paint…and that voice will be silenced” ~ Vincent Van Gogh