Hello English Yellow!

Sea Rose Cottage is happy to welcome Annie Sloan’s English Yellow to the historic collection of Chalk Paint® colors!

According to Annie Sloan, this clean yellow first appeared with the development of chrome yellow pigment in the 1700′s.

It was the first non-earthy yellow and was particularly popular in English 18th Century decoration.  The color is also inspired by hand-painted Chinese wallpaper.  In the 1950s this yellow became popular as a strong primrose.

Work by Annie Sloan, Photography by Christopher Drake

English Yellow can be mixed with Antibes Green Chalk Paint® to make lime green and a sharper yellow.

Antibes Green

Antibes Green

Annie combines it with her other paint colors (above) to make some “pretty stunning bright modern color combinations.”

It can also be mixed with Old White or Pure White to lighten.  Below is a mixture of equal parts English Yellow to Old White Chalk Paint® or a 1:1 ratio.

Starting with English Yellow, and then adding increasing amounts of Old White (1:1, 1:2, 1:3, & 1:4), allows you to create a beautiful extended color range using this pigment-rich color.

English Yellow is a bright, happy color and a great addition to Annie Sloan’s color palette!

Currently English Yellow can be purchased by the quart, 4 ounce sample sizes are expected to be available for purchase in the US by late summer. We will be adding English Yellow to our online store offerings shortly.  In the meantime, if you want to say hello to English Yellow for your next project, please use the Add to Cart button below.

English Yellow

Price: $36.95

Happy painting!

Meet Artist Joan Daly – June 27th

Please join us at Sea Rose Cottage for the next Art Night Bristol Warren event!

Art Night Bristol Warren celebrates the arts by featuring monthly Gallery & Open Studio Tours from April through November.  Visitors can meet featured artists in their studios or at partner galleries/ businesses for an inside peek at how their work is created.

A free trolley service runs from 5-8 pm between the towns of Bristol and Warren, with stops at the participating locations.  Sea Rose Cottage is at Trolley Stop #1 along with Angelina’s, Kate & Company and Alta Luna Gallery in Bristol.  Follow this link to learn more.


We are honored to be hosting Rhode Island Artist Joan Daly from 5pm-9pm for the Thursday, June 27, 2013 Art Night event.

Joan Daly

Joan Daly is a self-taught Artist that finds adventure in the creative process.  She is fascinated by the world around her, the tapestry of which holds all the textures, colors, shapes and designs imaginable.

Although Joan works in many mediums drawing images that inspire her, she is drawn to the detail and sharp contrast that she can create with her pen and ink.

Joan’s renderings of special places hold wonderful memories for her personally, as well as for family and friends.  The shapes, textures and value contrasts she sees bring a scene to life in a new and different way.  Joan delights in rendering things as she sees them as well as in the freedom of omission.

Joan also finds great joy and satisfaction in capturing places that are special to others with pen and ink, a medium that has opened up a whole new world of creatvity to her.

Please join us at Sea Rose Cottage (21 Constitution Street, Bristol) as we welcome Joan Daly and feature her exquisite pen and ink works during June’s Art Night Bristol Warren event.


A new home for Chalk Paint® on Cape Cod!

*PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN OLD POST.  SIMPLY VINTAGE’s location is now 1600 Falmouth Road, Centerville, MA at the Bell Tower Mall.  Tel: 508-775-3569*

We are thrilled to announce that Sea Rose Cottage has partnered with Simply Vintage to bring Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan to Cape Cod!

Simply Vintage of Cape Cod carries new and antique furnishings and everything in between. Co-owners Cathy Dupuy & Lisa Nickerson curate an eclectic mix of fine goods at their shop located in the lovely coastal village of Cotuit in Barnstable, Massachusetts.

The shop is in a beautiful circa 1700’s Cape Cod shingled style house. It is the perfect setting to learn about the best paint in the world and to shop for painted furnishings and vintage finds as well as new jewelry, cards & gifts!

The shop is located at 5 Main Street  directly across from the Cahoon Museum of American Art and just a short drive (under 3 miles) from Mashpee Commons. Summer hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sundays from 11am-4pm.  For more information, contact Cathy or Lisa (or me!) at  telephone 508-420-3500 or simplyvintage @comcast.net.  So glad that Chalk Paint® and Sea Rose Cottage have found a home away from home in “Old Cape Cod!”