Thursday, May 31, 2012

Famous Still Life Flowers in Abstract Prints

See more beautiful flower prints and cards here:

Red Flowers Abstract Print
Red Flowers Abstract Print by figstreetstudio
Browse for more at my gallery page

 I've been working on still life's. Abstract flowers in colorful paintings caught my eye. I do not buy prints but create them myself using famous still life's to inspire me. I did a few kitchen items but the flowers seem more interesting. I like Matisse style and those that followed him too. Some not so well known and others like Picasso who had a sort of competition with Matisse. I will continue to create them and post them in my gallery on the web.

This abstract is so tropical, it reminds me of Hawaii or any island place. I stayed in the Virgin Islands one summer. This design takes me back there and was inspired by some curtains Matisse had in a painting.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Elope to Pirates Alley, French Quarter, New Orleans-

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

French Style House Numbers

French Style House Numbers 0 to 9 Ceramic Tiles from New Orleans Art Studio see

 Ceramic Tiles from New Orleans
French Style House Numbers 0 to 9 Ceramic Tiles from New Orleans Art Studio

 New Orleans uses French Style Blue Letter and Number tiles. I designed these for house numbers and also have letters available. Can personalize them on web or as me via e-mail. I can also design a special set of numbers just for you.

I am briefly mentioned in an article in "Smart Money.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

History of New Orleans Blue Letter Street Tiles

 History of New Orleans Blue Letter Street Tiles  in blog see

I often get contacted about the New Orleans Street Tiles because I use the design elements in some art and some T-shirts. I also have made some similar ceramic tiles based on the orginals I sell on the web that can be used decoratively.  A lot of people want the original tiles so they can spell out their names with them in their home. Several artists do stylized paintings and signs mostly out of hardboard and acrylic. My ceramic tiles are made with a heat transfer process and are suitable for decorative purposes. The orginal old tiles used for street names are very durable. They are called ‘Encaustic tiles’. Encaustic tiles are unglazed, the design is not painted on with dyes or minerals, but dry or dust pressed from clays. Most ceramic tiles are surface decorated by painting or embossed designs created by a mold. Encaustic tiles are stronger in that their designs are inlaid and baked in the tile. The original tile company, believed to be The American Encaustic Tile Company of Ohio and New York was in operation from 1875 until 1935, closing with the depression. Several local ceramic shops make decorative tiles and hand paints letters on tile blanks the size of the originals and fires them. Most are not encaustic tiles but painted ceramic tiles that do not wear as long. There is a Spanish company that still makes similar blue lettered tiles but I do not know what company imports them now.  A lot of local New Orleans craftsman also make replicas and sell them on the web.  Ceramic shops in the area also make duplicates, those were recently used on Fontainbleu after the repairs to the street.

 Fig Street Studio sells street tiles in letters and numbers from it web based store. See links.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

French Quarter Rue Borbon Street Name Acrylic Tile Mural

 Link to New Orleans Tile Murals and more


Whether on a desk, at the office or in the living room, photo sculptures bring your memories to life. Made of acrylic with a black stand, they are a great conversation piece. Final size is approximate and depends on cut-out size of image.
Bourbon Street zazzle_photosculpture
Bourbon Street by figstreetstudio

 Just like the French Quarter Murals comes in several sizes, hang on wall, use as Christmas Ornaments, gifts see more at the link.