Monday, October 27, 2014

What I've been up to for the past year

Just in case anyone wanted to have a peek at what I've been working on, here it is! It took exactly one year (to the day!) but it's finished! A series of ten commissioned paintings for the Cadence development in Las Vegas. 

It was a challenge, and an incredible learning experience and I'm so thankful for it. It was the perfect project for this season in my life. 

It was like maybe God knew I was going to slack off and stop challenging myself in my painting (what with a newborn and all), so He dropped this in my lap.  

"No slacking, here's something scary that's going to help you grow!" 

and also help pay the bills! 

and also not be so scary after all...

Thanks Lord. 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Loon Beach Cliffs - 15x30

People asked me when I was pregnant if I thought the subject of my art would change after I had the baby.  I can confidently say that the things I'm drawn to paint are pretty much the same.  What has changed though is the size! If I'm going to sacrifice sleep to paint then I better paint something substantial! 

Oil on stretched canvas, 15x30 inches

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Loon Beach in Clouds - 16x20

I can't believe I have lived here this long and never ventured to Loon Beach.  Not only was it a quiet spot, but a new location to paint! 

Sometimes I love painting fog at the beach, something about the deep blue of the clouds contrasted with the gold tones of the sand, just perfect. 

Oil on stretched canvas, 16x20 inches, sides painted

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Jellybowl Children - 11x14

Completed commission for a dear collector. And the first painting where my family has made an appearance, that's my baby riding on her daddy's shoulders :) 

Oil on panel, 11x14