I've been doing 2 things: helping my daughter through her tonsillectomy recovery and painting a large painting commission that I finished yesterday. I need to photograph it and post it here. I'll try to get that done today! The small ones will return soon! Thank you for checking back--can't wait to paint some new stuff!
at 1:05 PM
In working on this really large painting for a client, I had run into an issue of working with the photos they gave me of each of the family members. Each is looking toward the camera, and I found it hard to not make the painting like a portrait. So, after looking at several photos of them, I came up with this idea that I really had envisioned for the painting--each of them doing something on the beach with a dramatic sky and other elements from photos they gave me--the island in the distance, a boat, etc. I'm pleased with this idea for them and am waiting to hear if they will go for this. The only thing I plan to do different from this study is to make the figures a bit larger, which will mean bringing the view in closer, eliminating a bit of the sandy area.
Oil on panel, 12x16, $450 plus $10 shipping SOLD
Fresh off my easel today is "No. 5!" It looks as though it is fresh out of its box too-how thrilling for those of us Chanel No. 5 lovers! Similar to one I painted last year, this one is richer in color--I used some rich oils on this. This painting is on a really nicely finished cradled board with finished black-washed sides. It is ready to hang too!
Oil on Cradled Wood, 12x12, $325 plus $12 shipping SOLD
The past several days I've been working on commissions, as these clients have been waiting a year or more now. But for now, enjoy this paintng OF me that my sister Claire painted from a shopping experience that we had in Seaside, Florida 2 weekends ago during our Rosemary Beach Getaway. It can be purchased on her blog!
at 7:45 PM
The number one college mascot in the U.S. featured here. Auburn's own Aubie! I found a photo of him in his traditional #1 jersey running with the orange flag before the game as someone else (probably a male cheerleader) is running with the blue flag--and Nova has probably made his pre-game flight too! Traditions are what Auburn is all about...love it!
Oil on Panel, 8x8, $200 plus $8 shipping SOLD
Still thinking of the great time we had in Rosemary last weekend. I shot a quick shot of my friend Kim's bike as she met us at the Town Hall to help us out (like she does at the drop of a hat). This is her bike--one of the many pastel-colored bikes you see around Rosemary, leaning against the Town Hall wall. I started this a few days ago and finished it this morning. It is painted in oil, and there is an ugly acrylic painting underneath. Any artists out there can relate to this "technique?" haha I love painting over a great underpainting. It allows for some great texture and scumbling, and it inspired me to stay loose!
Oil on canvas, 24x18, $400 plus $15 shipping SOLD
at 9:49 AM
With Lent here and attending the Ash Wednesday last night, I wanted to paint something I saw in my devotion book--this snippet of Jesus on the cross. I want this season to be a time that I realize my weaknesses and sin and lay them down at the feet of Jesus and improve my ways. I want it to be a closer walk with Him. Look at the peaceful, loving way he sacrificed for me. For YOU too. Each of us. There is no greater love than this.
Oil on Panel, 8x8, $200 plus $10 shipping SOLD