Here’s one of my first commissions this year. Didn’t he turn out great?
I don’t like to show off the paintings that are Christmas commissions, because what if a recipient happens to stumbled over their own gift and the surprise is ruined? This little guy isn’t a surprise, so I get to show him. I don’t usually paint with red, but when it works, it works. 12″x12″ oilContinue reading “painting: sweet doggy”
The quilt show had fabric for sale, and I picked up a charm pack for $5. What a great price. I used all but two or three of the squares, and filled in the whites from my stash. I never buy these kinds of prints. I like them. . . but I never buy them.Continue reading “sewing: patriotic table topper”
Are you enjoying a lovely change of weather? It seems like the awful heat is finally over. The nights are dipping down to the edge of winter-chilly. I hope autumn lingers, but it seems it will fly by. The little frog was perched atop a rose bush. I was surprised to see him up there,Continue reading “this and that”
This sweet little guy’s family is from Italy, so I adjusted his floor to represent the Italian flag. Personalizing commissioned paintings is always encouraged. You can’t buy something so custom-made at the store–go ahead and ask for particulars like this. 🙂
So peaceful, green and serene. Perfect for someone who does not have a green thumb, but would like to bring inside one’s home the beauty of nature. I painted from a reference photo shared by Vanessa Jackson. 11″x14″ oil on cradled wood board. Available here. Sweet, cheerful, and oh so colorful. I painted from aContinue reading “paintings: a succulent, and a bunting”
The lacy edges of the flower petals captured my imagination. The blue/green bottle also spelled a challenge. I painted from a reference photo shared by Sandra Hudson. 6″x12″ oil and acrylic on cradled wood board. Available in my Etsy shop. SOLD, thank you! 😀 I love his pose, and his bright coloring. I painted from aContinue reading “paintings: a coneflower, and a warbler”