Wednesday, September 26, 2012

custom wall design

Custom Wall Design for Organic Spa

This is wall design I painted back in the spring - just now getting around to photographing and sharing it.  This was for the entry wall of a spa and salon.  The wall was textured so that presented a challenge but it all came out well in the end!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Cycle

This is another one of my recent commissioned paintings...  It's an acrylic on canvas.. 16x20... I have painted cars and people but never a bicycle and lets say both the bike and the helmet were my challenges with this piece!  But it turned out well in the end.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Back to the Studio

Well after not being overly busy in the studio lately due to all sorts of other things in life... I finally have  been working on several new pieces.  This is a portrait of two sweet little girls I recently did.. a surprise birthday gift for the mom by the family.  I really enjoy doing portraits although they can be a bit stressful at times.. people are one of my favorite subjects to create artwork from.  This was a pencil drawing on bristol paper (had just gotten a new pad of 2 sided recycled paper that has a smooth and slightly more toothy side - i accidently started on the smooth side and blending was a bit of a challenge! but it turned out ok in the end)  a few accents of charcoal and light watercolor wash finished it off.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

I Am Poseidon

This is another special painting. This one was painted from a funny photo that I happened to get of my husband coming up from the water after a dive in the pool. It was just such an amusing picture with the water coming off his goatee... I just had to paint it!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Sinking In A NightDream

This is a very special painting, one I created from a dream I had - probably about 9 years ago! I painted it back then but it just didn't turn out well at all... (so that version is cozily buried under 3 other paintings - the top layer being a non-objective palette knife artwork that currently hangs on my bedroom wall) but a few months ago I started thinking about it again and wanted to give it another try. So I enlisted the help of a willing friend to model for me and armed myself with an underwater camera.... and this was the result... I still had my struggles to feel like I had adequately pulled off what I wanted to accomplish and still wonder if I should have pushed it a little more but overall I really, really like it and glad to have the idea resolved.