7.29.2012

New Vintage Dress Painting!

I revised this painting and it's now in a private collection
Revisiting my vintage dress paintings the other day inspired me to do a large one. The dress I used for reference was a vintage prom dress or maybe a wedding dress but I updated it a little with the floral appliqués that I love so much in today's bridal styles. I love to watch "Say Yes To The Dress" and am so inspired by the dresses on there. I know, I'm a dork...but I just love that show. I also love weddings and would get remarried every year if I could! I am really happy with how this painting turned out. I had been wanting to do something like this for a long time but I think I wasn't ready until now.




Joining the party at My Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday-
so many great links there!



7.23.2012

Revisiting old paintings

The Red Dress

The Perfect Coat

These were two paintings I did in 2010 and thought it'd be fun to post them again. I may do some more of these, maybe larger. I think I've gotten better at oil painting after three years or more of practice. I've always drawn and painted with watercolors and acrylics but it wasn't until 2009 that I stared teaching myself how to oil paint. I've been studying everything I can get my hands on ever since. Now that I'm doing it full time I think all the practice has really. I would love to take a workshop with several well known artists, but it's not in my budget...at least not right now. Until then, my mentors are online and in the wonderful books I have. My favorite is Kevin Macpherson's "Fill Your Oil Painting with Light & Color", but there are so many other good ones and I learn a little bit from each and then incorporate what I've learn into my own style. 

These two paintings are no longer available but I may be able to offer them as prints in my Etsy shop. Stay tuned for more!






7.18.2012

Large Coastal Scene

sold

Here's my latest painting of the Redondo Beach Pier. This one is really large compared to other ones I've been doing lately. It took me a while to get the colors of the pier the way I wanted them but I'm happy with it now. I miss this place...so many great memories.



Joining the party at My Romantic Home here



7.14.2012

Birthday Painting Day!

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Today's my birthday and I'm going to spend it painting! I'm working on a large 24x30 piece. It's a beach scene of Redondo Beach. How I wish I could spend 
the day at the beach today...

This is my latest painting of a beautiful tree lit with the warmth of the sun. 

Happy Weekend!!!



7.11.2012

Peach Dress

sold
This is a small interior study with my favorite color, peach, as the star. It's available in an auction (has one bid) which ends very soon! The photo needs a little improvement here. I usually finish my 
painting late afternoon or night when lighting is low. 

Joining the party here...




7.09.2012

Fun in the Summer Sun...

sold

This is a small painting of my home, Redondo Beach. I spent so many days on that pier and it's still a place I visit any time I'm in town. This piece brings back the feelings of summer fun! I think I need to do some larger ones in this series. Have a great week!






7.05.2012

Tropical Dream 2



This is a painting I did a few months ago and thought I'd revise some things about it. I started out just wanting to lighten up a few palm fronds but ended up changing the color
everywhere. I liked it before, but now I love it. I hope you do too! I hope everyone had a fun Independence Day Celebration! Mine wasn't quite as much fun as when I was a kid or even a teenager but it was good. We went to my mom's and bbq'ed. The fireworks were on Saturday so I watched them on tv! Last year I was at the beach with my daughter.  Maybe next year!



7.02.2012

Meandering Colors

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This is a piece I did for a challenge on DailyPaintWorks. I think I'd like to try something like this in a larger format. I have so many photos of landscapes that are nothing special but I think would make nice paintings. The great thing about art is you can add whatever you want! 


available on etsy