Friday, August 27, 2021

Morning Glory Banister

My friend asked me if I could paint the morning glories on her porch so that she could still have them even after their blooming season is over.

Ummm... Yes, please!  I do love a good porch! And, I do love any opportunity to paint with purple, green, and turquoise!

Original Oil Painting on 8"x 10" Wrapped Canvas


Saturday, August 21, 2021

A Little Sparkle

Somebody turned a year old!

Our third grandchild is one!
She is sweet and beautiful and full of energy and completely precious.  
We love her so!

Original Acrylic on 12x16 Wrapped Canvas

Monday, August 9, 2021

Cottage Flowers

Each month I look at Sara's Inspiration Image and read her thoughts. Then I let it simmer in the back of my mind for a while and wait for an idea to come to me for my next painting.  This month was different. I kept being pulled back to and in to her photograph. I loved everything about it.  

1st... It featured my favorite color combinations.
2nd... It held a story.  I don't know the story, but I can wonder... 
  • Who planted the flowers?  Maybe he gave her the flowers as a gift and she planted the bulbs. 
  • What once grew in the window box? Maybe it was more flowers or some herbs.
  • Why did they paint the window frames turquoise? Maybe it was her favorite color and made her smile.
3rd... It fit within my favorite descriptive combination: 
    Elegance within simplicity.

This painting was done as my submission to August's Inspiration Collaboration.  Thank you for your lovely photograph/inspiration image/reference photo.

One more thing...
I have a nail in this tree and always hang my paintings here to photograph them once they're finished.  My butterfly plant (I'm sure it has a name...) is blooming purple right beside it right now.  love, Love, LOVE!

Oh, how I'm going to enjoy seeing this on my own wall while it waits for its forever home.  Full disclosure, as soon as it's dry enough, I plan to touch the textured surface with my fingertips each time I pass by it.

Original Palette Knife Oil Painting on 8"x 10" Wrapped Canvas

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Garden Harvests 2

I started taking a photo of my daily harvests in early June.  You can see the first 20+ HERE. Scroll along to see the next 20+ from July.


Saturday, August 7, 2021

Egyptian Pyramids & Palms

Painting with kids is...
Well... I sure don't want to do it full time, but what fun to get the opportunity to paint with kids once or twice a year. Funny how similar it is to painting with senior adults.  Both the preteen kiddos and the kiddos in their 70s and 80s are a little nervous, want to get it right, and have such a glow on their faces when they realize that their painting looks great.  (I know you can't see their faces in this photo.  You'll just have to trust me that they were glowing.)

*This project was done with the middle schoolers at my church during the time when we thought Covid was about gone and before Delta showed up.

Just for fun click around a little:

Original Acrylic Painting on 8"x 10 and 16"x 20.
Click Egyptian Pyramids if you'd like to purchase this painting in either 8"x 10 or 16"x 20".  (Priced to sell!)

Sunday, August 1, 2021

August 2021 Inspiration Images

Join us this month as we create art 
based on one of these inspiration images.

Click HERE to read the thoughts behind each one.

It's easy to be a part.  Click HERE for instructions.  
We look forward to seeing what you create!