2016 Favorites

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(8x10in on canvas panel)

My last painting of year, and I just snuck it in.  Because of the sickness that swept through our family this Christmas, we ended up staying home from a conference we planned on going to – so I got to paint!  And for some reason all I was inspired by were some selfies of my friends that I saved months ago.  ::shrugsshoulders::  It felt a little rusty, but I had more time to focus and make the right colors this time – and it was so nice to feel paint on a brush again.

Happy New Year!  Can’t wait to see what I paint next year.  Here are some of my favorites from 2016:

#Selfie

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$30 USD  (8x8in on canvas panel)

Baby was sick today, so that meant a long nap!  I started this face over the summer as a demo for painting faces – I love emphasizing the colors in the face so that’s how she got so purple ::smile::

Anyways, today I decided to finish it!  In ten minutes…it was the end of nap time.  But it felt good to get paint on my hands.  This will probably be the last one this year > family comes this weekend!!

Also – got some good news about a mural I will get to paint this summer in Old Town, get excited.  More details to come.

Enjoy and Merry Christmas.

Conference Room No.2

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NFS (36x48in on stretched canvas)

Finished covering it paint! (see previous post).  Hopefully they all look good together in the same room.  There will be 3 giant paintings total so get excited.

Conference Room Color

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NFS (36x48in on stretched canvas)

My husband gave me the task of creating some art for their conference room at the office.  A company of 8 grown engineers, you can imagine the lack of color in that office ::smile::  I was excited to take on this project.

My initial attempt was completely random abstract….but I soon discovered I’m no good at those; I need a reference photo and a value pattern already established.  So I tried again using the succulent bush I’ve been having so much fun with lately and went a bit more loose and free with it.  I wish I would have taken a picture of the first attempt so you could see how much better this works.

And I’m already excited about the next one:

The commonality each painting will have is the same shades of blue – I’m hoping that’s enough to make them harmonize.  I went to the landfill last week and snagged all the shades of blue I could find.

Happy December!