Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A New Project

I will admit, I have been slacking on posting new items in my etsy shop. I am going to start a new project of painting on these outdoor furniture samples that my husband had left over from his outdoor design business. I'm sure there are many fun, crafty things one could do with these little samples, but all I see are mini paintings! I normally don't paint so small so it will be a new kind of challenge. I would like to add some more affordable art to my etsy shop too and this is the perfect way! What would you do with these samples? I'm curious what genius ideas are out there! They are pretty just as they are, but the artist in me must alter them!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Charcoal Sketches

I recently did these for my friend, Stacy. (Check out her fun blog sometime!) She gave them to her sister who has three beautiful girls! Kids grow so fast and this is a nice way to preserve a special time in life!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Chihuahua Portrait

12 x 12
oil on canvas


This was one of my commissioned paintings for Christmas. I really love painting animals. It is fun to try and capture their personality and expression in a painting. I hope to do many more! Thanks to Long Dog, Fat Cat for hanging my art and making this commission possible! They have really great, healthy pet food and cute toys and accessories too! Check it out if you are in the Omaha area! (In the strip mall just south of Village Pointe).

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Back to Work

Zorinsky Lake
18 x 18
oil on canvas

Available for purchase at my etsy shop!

I had a wonderful Christmas full of snow and family and friends! I was able to complete my commissioned paintings with enough time to finish Christmas shopping and even do a little baking! I actually loved the Christmas snowstorm because it slowed us down a bit. It was so nice to be snowed in for Christmas eve and literally trudge through the snow to get to our parent's houses! The snow days throughout December also helped keep me home painting which was nice. Today it is still snowing so here is a water painting to remind us of warmer days! I love the snow, but I don't think I've ever painted it... I may have to do that one of these days! I'm hoping to finally get back into a routine of painting and blogging and posting on Etsy. I have a few commissions to work on, as well as the annual Art & Soup in February. I have lots of ideas! Thanks for checking out my blog! Stay warm out there!