The Spirit of Place. A solo exhibition of my work at the Norristown Arts Building now til November 29th, 2019. It’s a big show. My biggest ever. Nineteen paintings on canvas and paper. The Norristown Arts Building has been home to 22 artist studios for 20 years. The galleries are open most days, but it … More Save the Date: Exhibition & Reception 11/16 1-4pm
You are all invited. Bjorn & Co. Gallery presents: Paintings and Monotypes by Barbara Mayfield Opening Friday, March 15, 2019 6pm to 9pm 8140 Germantown Avenue Chestnut Hill, Phila., PA 19118 Please join us for a reception featuring recent work by Barbara Mayfield. Meet the artist, enjoy cocktails and hors’ d’oeuvres, and peruse our unique … More Art Exhibition Coming up
The BIG NEWS at my end is that in early August of this year, I launched full-on into freelance color consulting. After 3 good years in a part-time position at a Ben Moore Paint & Design store, where I learned so much about housepaint, I left to spare my lovely lungs any more exposure to … More Change is Good.
Dear Home Beautifiers, How about an Ask Barbara column/video/youtube thing about color in our dwelling places? Or a HOUSE COLOR TALK that I can present to your group or teach in a 2-hour community ed class? Would this of these be of interest to you? I hope so, because I could talk about these things … More Color Questions. What do you want to know?
Here we are with a big witchy holiday upon us. And I love big witchy holidays. As I am sure you are aware, the veil between the worlds thins out at this time of year and for some reason the colors orange and black have come to be associated with All Hallow’s Eve. My theory … More The Orange and Black Time of Year
There’s a large, beautiful house about 15 minutes away, and the owner guy “R”, called me in to work with him on choosing colors for the exterior. Right now he has bright white stucco with Wedgewood Blue trim and shutters. Wedgewood Blue is the color his ex-wife had chosen and although it is a good color, R … More Dignified Exterior Colors, with a Twist.
Client L has a rambling ranch house of Pennsylvania gray stone. I fully expected to cross the threshold and find glossy golden-oak hardwood floors, like usual ‘round these parts. But no, my Danskos landed on a huge expanse of honest-to-goodness Saltillo tile in a deep red-orange-brown color. It was a whole houseful of Mexican Saltillo … More Saltillo tile in Pennsylvania – a saga
I had a young visitor at the paint store today, who knew exactly what to do with the color brochures: make houses! It was very clear that I was in the presence of one who may be designing our living spaces in the not-too-distant future. She went to town opening up the color brochures and made … More Choosing Colors on the Internet – Arrgh.
My grandson is no slouch when it comes to color, or anything else for that matter. … More Why bother?
Ok, it’s not Saturday but I’ve been very booked with in-home consults on the weekends, so I’m adding weekday stories to the Saturday Paint Shop Report: Another Barbara came into the store today! And she’s the daughter of a Barbara! These sentences require exclamation points because Barbaras have a special bond. We really like to meet … More Saturday in the Paint Shop Report: Barb and the Linen White caper