Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Summer Art

This group said "good bye" to me today and found their way to new homes!

It's funny how I often sell several paintings, all at once!

Hope you are having a great week!

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Studio McGee and Pretty Things

I have 1,439 things to get done this week, so I started looking at blogs.
The 1,439 items I need to complete do not have anything to do with home decor. 
Is that what it is called?

I found this great designer and had to share. -Just in case you need a reason not to do what is required of you, today! wink, wink

I may just move into the Midway house. 

all images Studio McGee

Have a great day! Hope you are accomplishing more than I am!

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Beach Art

A friend asked me to paint something "beachy," so I tried a few things. I started with those oysters in a bucket and then painted a crab or two...

Planning to paint a few more "beachy" things this week. Come back to see them.  

This last bouquet is a painting I created for a local charity auction....

Have a great day!

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

My Art and What I Copied This Go Round

Here are some more paintings I created with the "muse" or original photograph I used to inspire them.

(Took lots of liberties with that re-creation! Just used the type of flower and fruit, rather than the footed bowl, etc. )

Did I mention that it is 
against my husband's advice that I am posting these?

He politely told me not to post the original photo of the flowers next to my painted interpretation. 
He said, and I quote:  "They might like the original better." 

As in: I wish we had original photos of flowers on our walls instead of your painted ones.
He actually said that.
Don't show them the original photograph you copied. They might like the original photograph better than your painting.  
Hmmm. Wonder who he means by "they?"

You might be glad to hear that we are still married, even after he made that suggestion.
He is so very helpful with my art endeavors. 
The encouraging, the supporting, the little comments and "suggestions.". Ugh.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

More Art

I was able to sneak in a few hours of painting while recovering from my ACL surgery....

This one was a special order from early March. Oops, how is it almost JUNE? Running a little behind with my special orders....

 24" x 30"

This client sent me pics of her new apartment, which was mostly blue and white, with touches of red and pink. She wanted florals for her plain builder-beige walls. I sent her back this picture and asked if I could use it as my muse.....

She was agreeable and I was pleased with the result!

Here are a few more creations from this long weekend...

This group is shipping, today. Several homes will have some new art....

 This is just a little glimpse behind the scenes. A work in progress on the left....

And the "AFTER" of that one....

This next one I created on Saturday and it was 10"x10"  - It sold locally and is now hanging in someone's kitchen....

My youngest had a birthday over the holiday weekend...

Where does the time go??

And might I add - a giant Thank You to our military and those who died to keep us free! We are so blessed to live in this country.

Those of you who follow me on Instagram and Facebook have already seen some of these pictures this weekend - my apologies! 

Hope your weekend was wonderful and you are now ready for a short work week!! 

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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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