Friday, May 15, 2015

Wedding and Graduation Season

It has been a beautiful spring and a pretty time to marry. 
I thought I would share some of the paintings I created for a bride. She used these as bridesmaids' gifts.....

I love the idea of original art for a bridesmaid's gift! So unique! I always enjoy painting bridesmaid gifts. This current group of 20-somethings is a creative bunch, that is for sure! 

The kitchen table is a bit on the messy side. If I time it correctly on busy days like this, we get to go out to eat. 
This is not where I paint, by the way, - this is merely the assembly line process once the paintings are dry and are ready for hangers on the back.

The kitchen table is perfect for hammering little hanger-thingys into the backs of the paintings.

Did I mention that I keep a constant supervisor....

Daisy, Assistant Extraordinaire

I've also painted a few graduation gifts these past few weeks....

Currently, I'm working on a bridal bouquet. A young bride sent me a photo of the flowers from her wedding day and asked for my artist interpretation. How clever! 
I am thinking I may search through my wedding album and see if there is a clear photo of my bouquet from 1992! 

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Painted Flowers versus the Original Photo

I keep a Pinterest Board entitled "Inspiration for my Art." When I'm surfing on the internet and see pretty flowers, barns, churches, etc, I pin the picture and use it at my easel, later.
Here are some of my latest, using images from my Pinterest Board.

These are certainly not perfectly perfect imitations - but simply my interpretation of how a color or shape catches my eye - so, I recreate it in my own way...

Have a wonderful day!

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Floral Arrangement

It is nice to be painting, again this morning...

Hope you have a flower-filled Spring day!

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

My Interpretation

I don't pretend to be perfect. And my art doesn't have to perfectly copy my muse....

The colors caught my eye, but I also love the way the stems turn in the real bouquet....

And, as always, I like the "wopsided-ness" of the whole arrangement. 

Reminds me of the passage about God distributing different gifts...

"There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work." 1 Corinthians 12:4-6

We may be unique in appearance and have different purposes (and possibly look a bit wopsided!) but God can use each one to His glory. 

Have a great day!

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Palm Sunday

Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King
As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.”
This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:
“Say to Daughter Zion,
‘See, your king comes to you,
gentle and riding on a donkey,
and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’ ”
The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,
“Hosanna to the Son of David!”
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”c
“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”
The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

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Monday, March 9, 2015

A Few More Spring Flowers

Here are a few more 12"x12" flowers I created this weekend....

This little guy is 8"x8"

Be sure an follow me on Instagram or Facebook to see my latest pieces and a few Giveaways every now and then. This Giveaway ends TODAY (Monday 3/9/15) at Noon. Go to Facebook or Instagram to enter.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Is it Spring, Yet?

I've decided it is time for Spring. 

So I made the flowers bloom! 

I painted all of these this week....

I tore some ligaments in my knee when I went skiing a couple of weeks ago, and am trying to make the best of my time off my feet while at home. So glad it was only my knee, so that I can still paint!

Some of these pieces are available in my Etsy store.

Happy (almost) Spring to you!

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