Thursday, November 27, 2008

Boston Terrier Pet Portrait

8x10 Acrylic on Canvas

This is a Christmas commission for a friend of mine. She had me paint all three of her dogs, but this was my favorite. I also painted her Chihuahua "Peanut" and her Beagle "Buddy". It was alot of fun to do though I still have much to learn about painting dogs. The more of them I do the more I realize I don't know, funny how that works!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Different Strokes Challenge Week 10

Upside Down Walker
8 x 8 Acrylic on Board

Okay, this was really interesting! This is another one of Karin Jurick's Different Strokes Challenges. She supplieed us with the reference photo and asked us to paint it upside down! So with brush in hand and photo taped upside down next to my easel, I begain my task. It was actually really freeing because you forget what you are painting and it just becomes shapes and colors. Now, I will have to say that when I was finished I did turn it over and spruce it up a little, but it was great practice and again I would not have chosen to do that on my own. I feel like I am taking a class with about 85 of my closest friends :) You have to go look at all the finished products it is really alot of fun to see everyone's interpretations. Thanks again for visiting!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Pet Portrait

8' x 10" Acrylic on Canvas

This is the first of several Pet Portraits I have agreed to do for Christmas. Therefore, this particular painting is not for sale. Anyone who has read the novel "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle" will recognize the significance of the title! I love painting dogs and hope to paint many more!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

From the Farm

The Shack
12" x 9" oil on canvas

This painting was inspired by the novel " The Shack" by William P. Young. After reading it, I searched for images of rundown cabins, shacks, etc.... and ending up finding one in my own backyard! husband's backyard, on his hunting farm in Tennessee. This little house sits on some hunting property and is the childhood home of the woman they rent their hunting cabin from! When I saw it I knew it was the one!!! What a beautiful picture Young paints in his novel of how we are all just like run down shacks until we allow Christ to move in and turn it into something beautiful. I hope you enjoy my interpretation!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Another Different Strokes Challenge

8"x8" Acrylic on Canvas

This is another of Karin Jurick's Challenge pictures. These are so much fun and she typically chooses things I would not ordinarily paint, so it is a great learning experience. Go take a look at everyone else's interpretations of the subjects. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Auburn Spirit

Aubie - Sold
8"x10" acrylic on canvas

Well, since I can't get excited about Auburn football I decided to paint Aubie during the football game against Ole Miss! I am glad I painted instead of watching the game!! I am an Auburn graduate and have 2 sons currently in school at Auburn. However, my husband went to the University of Alabama and he said that he thinks we have enough Auburn art now. I hope you enjoy it and War Eagle!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Saturday is for Painting!

"Ewe lookin at me?"
8"x10" acrylic on canvas

I have been wanting to paint sheep for awhile and just now was able to come up with a good source photo. Painting animals that are all white is challenging so I decided to give her some color! I have a rooster to post as well that is done in similar colors. I may put him down below. Thanks for looking!

"Cock a Doodle Doo" - Sold
9"x 12" oil on canvas