Monday, August 31, 2015

A Day at the Beach

A Day at the Beach, 22x28 oil on canvas

Happy Monday!  This past week I finished a piece that was close to my heart, a picture of my sweet babe on her first trip to the beach.  As you can see, I changed up the colors a bit to make them more vibrant.  I really enjoyed painting this piece since it took me back to that day...she had such a great time splashing in the water, and I admittedly spent most of my time attempting to keep her from putting handfuls of sand in her mouth.  Ha!

Next up on the easel is a palette knife sea turtle!  Stay tuned and enjoy this last day of August!  I love Fall but I'm going to be honest, I'm pretty sad that Summer is winding down.  It is by far my favorite season of the year as I love love love warm weather.  But with Fall comes pumpkin spice lattes and the start of the Christmas season, so it's just a trade off.

With September comes the next ValeArts show, which runs from September 25th-27th at the Vale Schoolhouse.  Hope to see you there, stay tuned for more details!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Oh Baby...

A Mother's Love, oil on canvas, 22x28

A few months ago, I took a picture of my grandmother holding my sweet little baby, and it was just the most captivating picture.  My grandmother loves babies, and my little love has really taken to her as well.  My grandmother and my mom will come over on occasion and play with her so I can paint, and they just laugh and laugh in the next room over.  I tell you what, there are few things more delightful than multiple generations of laughter in one room together. 

I decided to try my hand at painting the picture I had taken of the two of them, and found that my grandmother is just too youthful looking, ha!  She ended up looking more like a mom than a grandma, and so I added some longer hair on her and have since titled it "A Mother's Love."  Maybe one day I'll take another shot at making my grandma, although I'm sure she probably prefers her to be painted sans laugh lines!

Hope you enjoy the piece and have a GREAT week ahead!