Muse

By Beth Scanlon
on August 04, 2013
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My first use of the  Haga Park Tent image was in a diorama letter holder.  My Second idea was to create a paper folly.  Now, I have turned the wing of the tent upside down to create a cartonnage wall bracket.  All three items are pictured in the studio photograph above. The snowy image over my sketch is from Joni Webb's encyclopedic design blog; cote de texas.

Another Late Summer Flower

By Beth Scanlon
on August 01, 2013
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                                                                                                          Some of the reflected surroundings are visible in the glass front but also visible is the wash of pale burnt sienna on the light green ground. The same colors wash the black and white layered Alexander Marshall Lillium Arantia.  This diorama cartonnage waste paper basket was papered in green and grey.  It arrives at Hollyhock this week.  The Sunflower in a similar finish sold last week.

Portland portrait

By Beth Scanlon
on July 30, 2013
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This article showcases the talent of Portland designers, Matthew Boyes and Frederic Koeleman, and Portland photographer, David Papazian.  My work is the life size oil portrait, the Venetian blue console and the layered gouache in the guest room.  It was great fun to play a small role in this project and great fun to be tagged in the magazine.  Thank you Matthew and Frederic.

The top photo is by David Papazian from Matthew and Frederic's website, the second photograph is in my studio and pictures from the article follow.

Generosity

By Beth Scanlon
on July 15, 2013
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The generosity of so many professionals in the interior design/ style trade is amazing.  Carolyne Roehm posted detailed pictures on her website which she took in Claydon House, including the first picture above.  The day of her post, I was painting a yellow strie ground for a sunflower and the spots so visible in her photograph became a finishing touch in my work.  This sunflower Diorama Cartonnage Waste Paper Basket shipped today for Hollyhock. *sold

Suzanne's Garden Roses

By Beth Scanlon
on June 30, 2013
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Suzanne's Garden Roses was the subject of a pretty email I received this June with pictures from Hollyhock's fresh summer collection.  Oh garden roses!  I took these pictures in The International Rose Test Garden in Portland, and painted roses after Alexander Marshal.  The center picture shows the roses painted in gouache, copied, cut and layered with the copies beneath the gouache. This is one of a pair of rose paintings now in the collection at Hollyhock.  

Spring Break

By Beth Scanlon
on March 23, 2013
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The chalk vignette I drew for Cielo Home in Portland last year included a mirror after Bunny Williams' faux bois beauty, trellis panels, and a console table with a rhythmically carved apron Frederic had photographed.  As it often happens, once a design makes its way into one's work the likelihood of recognizing it elsewhere greatly increases.  The second photograph is from The World of Interiors where I learned the pattern has a name:  Vitruvian  Scroll.  Also known as the Vitruvian Wave, the pattern can be seen as a series of waves or scrolls viewed on end.  The final picture is from our Spring Break, a railing in the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Italian Paper Bon Bon

By Beth Scanlon
on February 14, 2013
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                            Long enamored of the beautiful samples in the interior design trade, this beribboned box of diminutive Italian paper samples was created in that spirit.

The samples are also functional, they are sized to hold business cards. 

Scanlon Apparati in House Beautiful

By Beth Scanlon
on February 01, 2013
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Last Summer Hollyhock chose a Scanlon Apparati letter holder to appear in the July/August issue of House Beautiful.  The best thrill!

Italian Paper Collection

  • Baroque letter holder Faux Apt Faience in brown/blue
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  • Baroque letter holder Faux Apt Faience in green/lavender
    Baroque letter holder Faux Apt Faience in green/lavender Baroque letter holder Faux Apt Faience in green/lavender
  • Cartonnage Boat Valet Tray in Italian Paper
    Cartonnage Boat Valet Tray in Italian Paper Cartonnage Boat Valet Tray in Italian Paper
  • Edwardian Triptych Letter Holder in Florentine Metallic Gold Italian Paper
    Edwardian Triptych Letter Holder in Florentine Metallic Gold Italian Paper Edwardian Triptych Letter Holder in Florentine Metallic Gold Italian Paper
  • In-Box with Lid in Blue Tile Italian | SOLD OUT (available in other paper)
    In-Box with Lid in Blue Tile Italian | SOLD OUT (available in other paper) In-Box with Lid in Blue Tile Italian | SOLD OUT (available in other paper)
  • In-Box with Lid in Fierenze Italian Paper
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  • In-Box with Lid in Fiori Blue Italian Paper
    In-Box with Lid in Fiori Blue Italian Paper In-Box with Lid in Fiori Blue Italian Paper
  • In-Box with Lid in Giglio Italian Paper
    In-Box with Lid in Giglio Italian Paper In-Box with Lid in Giglio Italian Paper
  • In-Box with Lid in Light Green Marble Paper
    In-Box with Lid in Light Green Marble Paper In-Box with Lid in Light Green Marble Paper