metallic paint faux finishes

metallic paint faux finishes
metallic ceiling

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A summer of faux painting and murals on Long Island

whew!! what a glorious summer we have enjoyed on Long Island this year! While mixing in beach days and summer concerts, we have been busy at the studio working on many great projects this past summer, that included a Baby superhero mural, fantastic handpainted kitchen cabinet renovations, the beginnings of a new faux finish mansion extravaganza and some exciting faux finishes using glitter and mica. Decorative painting is alive and well, going strong and showing up in the form of metallics, stencils, hand painting and murals.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Salon Lecce 2015

A recent trip to Lecce, Italy for the 20th annual Salon of Decorative painters served as an inspiring, educational feast for my eyes. The 4 day convention attracted over 100 artists from 30 countries. The artists displayed beautiful paintings as well as ongoing demonstrations in marble, wood, ornament and gilding for 4 days. Held in the old city of Lecce, there was much to see and do as well as luscious eateries and an abundance of old churches to slip into and say a prayer of thanks that I was actually there! I would like to share with you a link to the website as well as a few of the paintings. Enjoy!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Posh nursery ceiling!!

This lucky little Prince will wake up to a metalic striped ceiling! This trend in nursery decorating that is not so babyish is a trend that is more sophisticated, a trend that the mural or decorative paintwork will have longevity. The design of the nursery is not short torm, clients are thinking about faux painting and murals in terms of something they and their baby can enjoy for a longer period of time. Im doing a lot of nurseries in metallics and geometric designs, faux painted ceilings, and grown up type murals.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Millneck Manor 2015 Designer Showcase

I am excited to unveil my room at the Millneck Manor 2015 Designer Showcase. In conjunction with mansions and millionaires I have finished and bathroom named "Black and Bling" I Faux Painted the walls with a black glitterpaint, then hand painted a panoramic oversized floral design throughout the room. The ceiling has a faux silver glaze with freehand roses. Close the door and surprise! a Glamorous painting of a fashionable woman framed by faux painted onyx. I hung some of my pop art on the walls and a gorgeous cut velvet curtain complete the room. The show runs from May 2 - June 1, 2015 at Millneck mansion.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Marilyn Monroe popart paintings

I am happy to announce my new shop on Etsy I am offering a collection of pop art paintings , these one of a kind art paintings are renderings of celebrities and mainly Marilyn Monroe. I use mixed media and collage aspects in these paintings, some utilizing 3 dimensional aspects like plaster, beads, pearls and glitter.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Faux painted kitchen cabinets

Faux painted and and hand painted kitchen cabinets are still a very strong trend in decorative painting community on Long Island. The demand for painting cabinets is high, due to the many options clients have with a quality faux painter. The options include, updating from woods like oak and walnut to clean and crisp whites, and glazed looks, to bold colors such as red and black. Painted cabinets are durable, washable and can come in virtually every color in a color deck. Things to look for when hiring a faux artist to do your cabinets are actual samples so you can see you finish. Photos of previous clients cabinets as well as referrals.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Faux painted dome ceiling trends

Faux painted dome ceilings on Long Island are a specialty of renowned artist and faux painting artisan Arlene Mcloughlin. Domes of distinctions are many times found in the main entry way of grand foyers in Long Island Gold Coast mansions. These domes when treated witha decorative paint finish are incredibly beautiful statements pieces in a home. Many of the dome ceilings Arlene has done are faux painted with metallics, or plasters, these paint finishes are beautiful and durable. The other alternatives for these domes are murals, we have had the luxury of painting many murals on Long Island and especially in ceilings and domes. Pictured are a few of our favorite dome ceilings on Long Island.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Mixed media popart paintings

I'd like to share with you some mixed media paintings I've been working on. I enjoy painting and creating celebrity pop art, one person I go to over and over again is Marylin Monroe, here are a few that I have done, using some eclectic materials, like pencil shavings, flowers, beads and epoxy. I hope tou enjoy.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Long Island Muralist recognized for excellence by

Long Island Muralist Arlene Mcloughlin is proud to announce for the second year in a row, recognition from for customer satisfaction, and excellence. We have a full portfolio showing our high end work on, we offer color consultations, design suggestions, artistic painting, murals and faux painting. See our full website as well for new projects. Our facebook page is updated twice weekly with projects we are working on.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Plank wood walls

Plank wood, reclaimed wood and drift type woods are a hot commodity right now in wall decor. Recently , I have done several work for several clients utilizing real and faux painted plank wood looks. Depending upon your budget real wood can be installed relatively easily with a few power tools and an experienced crafts person. If your budget is more cost conscious a faux painted look can achieve the look of beahed wood, driftwood, or reclaimed barnwood. I'm including several photos showing numerous color options and styles.