Rock star painting day with Jonathon Marc Mendes!

Now that I finally have my own workshop, not far from home in the historic Georgian market town of Caistor, Lincolnshire, UK, it was a pleasure to host my very first real life workshop in this exciting new creative space. First through the workshop door was Nick from The Rocky Crystal Interiors in Dereham, Norfolk…

Christmas project: Chalk Paint stencils for your Boxing …

Christmas project: copper kissed glass lantern jars

Christmas project: gilded violin highlight for festive mantlepiece

Christmas project: Annie Sloan Chalk Paint stencil festive …

For those of you who’ve followed me for a while you’ll know in my own home I like to keep things traditional. I tend to opt for traditional Victorian Christmas colours of red, white and green and rustic simplicity. Here I took a piece of hessian, which is available by the roll in most country…

Christmas project: paint a sleigh for presents or …

Christmas project: upcycled painted lantern with festive sparkle

Christmas project: rusty baubles with a sprinkling of …

Christmas project: Hand-painted festive candle & foliage table centrepiece

If you’re looking for a rustic twist on a classic Christmas centrepiece how about my galvanised tub reworked into a festive planter? It is super simple to create with things you already have – fresh foliage and berries from the garden, pillar candles, natural hessian, artistry brushes and paint. I’ve used an old vintage washtub…

Christmas project: the first Noel painted festive letters

A Mid Century Modern Coffee Table – Painter in …

Handpainted Vintage Angel Bureau Desk by Jonathon Marc …