Friday, January 16, 2015

Friday, January 9, 2015

Featured Artist on Liquitex Worldwide

I am a featured artist on Liquitex Worldwide's Instagram Friday 5! It is such an honor to be recognized by the company of my favorite paints!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Recent Commissions

This holiday season I had a couple of paintings that were commissioned for gifts. The first was a wedding gift commission for someone who frequently participates in my painting workshops. Her cousin was married in October and wanted to get a personalized gift for their home. She asked that I paint a tree with fall foliage, two birds, their names and wedding date. Burgundy was their wedding color so I chose that as the background to contrast the white tree of interlocking bark.

The second painting was a commission for a Facebook Fan's in-laws. She asked for a watermelon patch representing the grandchildren in their family with the message "Childhood Memories made at Mom-Mom and Pap's". She also wanted the names of each child on the watermelon.

The size of each watermelon correlates to the age of the children; the largest is the oldest and the smallest is the youngest. There is a pair of twins in their family and I illustrated that relationship by having the watermelons share the same vine. I chose to create a wooden sign to display the message (I LOVE painting wood) and to paint the names on the vines.