One of the children’s ministry rooms is getting a re-vamp and I got to help! Another friend painted this wonderful mural of a forest on one of the walls and other artists in the church are going to fill it with animals. I was afraid my style was too different (but I guess that’s what a collaboration is all about, huh) so I put bees all around the room. Nice, easy, quick job. My favorite.
If you look really closely you can see the ‘flying trail’, it was hard to capture so far away.
I kind of want to do this in my kiddo’s room too. So cute. And so not intimidating, which is how my studio is feeling these days. ….Just waiting it out…..
Sometimes a Bible verse puts a picture in my head and then I’ll try to paint it. It rarely works out, but since it has been a while since I’ve painted something (again!) I thought I would just roll with my latest verse inspiration. Here’s the verse:
“God’s angel sets up a circle of protection around us while we pray.” Psalm 34:7 (The Message)
A bit literal I admit, and I don’t so much love the outcome of my sketching. But hey! Chalk it up as practice. I think I’ll stick to still lifes.
Slow and steady. This box is like creating a coloring book – which is great considering I need to get it done soon! Here are some progress shots.
SOLD (9.25x11in on Wood)
The day got a little mixed up with appointments changing, but I got home and still had an hour and a half left of baby’s nap. I ran around the house praying for inspiration and grabbing items and threw this still life together as quick as I could because I had that feeling where if I don’t paint today I’ll lose all my skills. It’s an artist thing. I’m really pleased with the result, and can now breathe easy. I can still paint.
Due to a missunderstanding I now have two of these original Orange Lace prints available. Click the button or message me for details.
(9x12in on Watercolor Paper) Print No.1
(9x12in on Watercolor Paper) Print No.2
I’ve had many inquiries about the Orange Lace painting, but so far no takers. A friend recently requested prints of the painting – but I don’t do prints anymore, too much work. But I do do custom hand made prints. So here’s my take on Orange Lace, print style.
Wow, it’s a week into September already!? This month is really busy for us, but I did manage to get to the second cabinet and throw some color on it to feel like I did something.
My parents come to town this weekend to see a concert with us. Maybe I’ll bring them by to watch the baby while I work. Hooray grandparents. Thanks to my mother in law for staying at our place while baby slept today.
Here are some shots from today.