This is based on a friend, Jyllian. She is very beautiful and has paint-worthy features! I stole the photo from another friend, Logan and he has given me permission to post it. This is done in an even different way than the other portraits. I think this turned out quite nice. What do you think?
Saturday, October 25, 2008
So, let's talk about the city scape that is forthcoming... I've been trying to decide how to make it really interesting and thought that doing it completely with a palette knife might do the trick. Problem is I've never painted with only a palette knife. I've also been wanting to paint a picture of one of the cutest little boys ever, Ian. This was quite difficult because the palette knife is good for architectural, straight elements not a human face of all things! But, it turned out pretty neat and I will undoubtedly do more with my trusty palette knife.
Monday, October 13, 2008
This was a very difficult painting. I think I should have started with a bigger surface. All those little tiny people and my big ol' brushes just caused some definite struggles. But, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. This is another painting for Karin Jurick's Different Strokes blog. It's been a few weeks, but I had some time this weekend to do it. I've got a triptych coming up that I am soo excited about, so keep your eyes peeled for that. It is quite large, though, so it will take a few weeks. Anyhow... enjoy the busy, crazy New York Stock Exchange.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
My awesomely brilliant and oh-so-loving husband has created a website for me and my art. Check it out here. I think it is still in the works, but you will be able to view my work, see which ones have sold, purchase a painting, submit photos for commissioned works, email me directly, and be up to date on all things my art! You should go to the site and tell me/ Mike what you think.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
I haven't posted for a little while because of two very important and time consuming things that have just started up. I found a job- yay!- and so I've started working and I get to go to school and that started last Monday. Therefore, I haven't been able to post. One of my classes is a painting class, so even though I am busy with work and school, I can still squeeze in painting- and I can get a grade for it! I have really enjoyed it so far. I thought, for sure, I'd be too shy to paint in front of other people, but I really don't mind it. I just tune out everyone else, stick in my little ear buds, and go to work. Well, this painting is obviously not finished, but I will show you the first night's worth of painting class. Also, notice the easel- that was my birthday present from my dear, sweet husband! Thanks, Mike- I love it! (I love you!) :) I probably won't be finished with this guy for a couple of weeks because I will just be painting it at class, so watch for the finished product some time. His name has got to be Rufus, but you have to say it like you're howling at the moon... "Rrrroofus!" He kinda makes me smile!