Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Over the Holidays

Starbucks at Home
9 x 12 Acrylic on Canvas

Blue Hydrangea
9 x 12 Acrylic on Board

Here are a couple of paintings I did for Christmas gifts that I thought I would share. The first one was for my sister who loves Starbucks and just moved into a new home in Franklin, TN.
The second one is for my sister-in-law who lives in Birmingham. She loves flowers and does alot of flower arranging for weddings, so I thought this would be appropriate for her. I did the hydrangea painting on the new Artists' Boards and it really has a different feel.  I like it, but I don't think I would want to use it all the time. It basically takes texture out of the picture and provides an almost slick surface to paint on.  Hope everyone had a blessed Christmas and wishing you all a Happy New Year!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Barn Painting

Brownsboro Barn
9x12 Acrylic on Canvas

I have been really busy with commissions for Christmas and this is one of them. This painting is of a barn in Brownsboro with the owner's truck parked next to it. I was so glad that there were hay bales inside (because I love to paint those) and the sun light was hitting them perfectly! This was a fun painting for me, I love painting barns, I hope you enjoy it.