Finished this pet commission last week! It’s tricky working from 3 different photos for everything and making the whole piece harmonize; especially when you take a huge break in the middle of painting it. But it’s done, and it’s shipped!
Today I’m working on a fun collage project for my brother’s wedding. I really enjoy these messy, just-throw-the-paint-on projects, frees up my creativity.
I was walking around the living room bouncing my baby to sleep the other day, and I noticed how many paintings I’ve done of this blue vase my mom gave me – and how much I love them! Painting the colors and the water in this vase never get dull. Here’s a compilation of my blue vase paintings:
Tomato Hat | Acrylic on Canvas | 18×24 | $115
Alone Under the Flowers | Acrylic on Stretched Canvas | 18x24in | SOLD
Exiled | Acrylic on Stretched Canvas | 24x48in | $280
Best in Glass
The More The Merrier | 16x20in | Acrylic on Stretched Canvas | SOLD
Can’t get enough! Thanks mom.
I’m posting this one for sale again. It was originally a commission but the buyer never got back to me once I finished. Now it’s up for grabs! Hang some eternal summer on your walls.
SOLD (12x12in on Canvas Panel)
Another weekend, another chance for the hubby to grab the baby if she starts crying while I paint! Right now she’s in a phase where she will sleep the longest stretch in the afternoon – she slept the WHOLE time I painted today!
Today’s goal was to finish a pet commission, but due to computer issues I couldn’t pull the photos up to work from. So I worked from some cell phone shots I took of this lily bouquet my husband brought home last week. The entire house smelled like lilies all week, it was wonderful. I snapped some pictures in case they were dead by the time I got to painting them, sure enough. I loved all the curls, and twists and how they just explode from the stems. Great negative space. These were super fun to paint.
Here’s my view in the studio today. Baby monitor, a new feature. : )
SOLD (10x20in on Stretched Canvas)
I’m glad this one turned out the way it did and matched the initial painting I submitted for the design. That’s always a fear when I start a series. Steve says his favorite part is the goose. He does have a longing look to him doesn’t he. I like the shadow of the girl, I love it when shadows have an element that makes them so define-able (her hand specifically).
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SOLD (8x8in on Canvas Panel)
I had time to paint TWO paintings this afternoon! It’s a bummer and a blessing that my baby sleeps so well during the day….because she doesn’t at night. Hmph. I forgot to mention about the painting yesterday that it was probably the quickest painting I’ve done (like 15 minutes, yikes!) – because baby was screaming the last half of it so I threw paint on so fast! I also did some touch-ups whilst nursing her. ::smile:: That would have been a fun photo.
Nonetheless, I think the speed from yesterday influenced my progress today. Here’s the ducks that will face North on the transformer cabinet in City Park.
N/A (8x8in on Canvas Panel)
Welp, I’m feeling the pressure to get these images done to submit for my 2015 Cabinet project. So I sketched them all last night and – if I can get my husband to hang at the house with baby – I’m hoping to crank the rest out today. I don’t necessarily have to paint all the images, I could just draw and color them, but I like knowing I can actually paint what I say I can paint.
Anyways, I’m ditching the fireworks idea and just going with ducks and kids feeding them – around the whole box. I realized I wasn’t looking forward to painting the fireworks on the box and I wasn’t truly proud of how they turned out.
I’ve been feeling the weight of this transformer box project now that it’s summer, so I decided today was the day I would dust off my easel and make some progress. The city meets once a month to make decisions about these public art projects, so if I miss one month to get my images approved I have to wait until the next one – let’s just say, things move slowly unless I’m on top of my game. I’m hoping to start painting the box after we get back from my brother’s wedding in August. Thank goodness the weather stays so nice for so long here in Colorado.
The theme they city chose is “thing to do at City Park.” Here’s the image I submitted originally, and the fireworks painting is what I did today. I had enough time to paint 2 believe it or not, I’ll post that one tomorrow.
Friend or Foe? | Acrylic on Stretched Canvas | 10x20in | $60
It felt good to paint again. I have another commission I’m anxious to finish, but I think I need some more warming up. My husband texted me this morning to check in. I told him I was painting since Fi was sleeping – he was excited and reminded me to have grace on myself. Good reminder, and I did. ::smile::