I found this painting the other day. I started it before I was pregnant over a year and a half ago then completely forgot about it. The top photo is how I found it. The bottom is where it is at after painting on it. This painting is inspired by me as a little girl. Upon looking at the colors in this painting it will come as no surprise that I was born in the 70's. I honestly used to hate these kind of color combinations but now it reminds me of my childhood and I love them!
Sunday, September 22, 2013
This precious little boy changed my life... For those of you who may have wondered where I have been or if I was even still painting I wanted to let you know why you haven't seen much from me. Some of you may know that for years I was a single mom and I have two daughters who are now 11 and 14. After years of being on my own I was blessed to find the perfect man for me. I honestly believe that it was God's will that I have my son Grey (yes, his name is a color). It was a hard decision to make at the time, although having him has been the silver lining in my life. I wasn't sure if it was safe to paint during my pregnancy so I took a year off and didn't paint at all. I began painting again last March and I was so excited to see that my work is better than ever. I really feel as though I didn't miss any time painting, my work is more refined. I had a solo show this last August and was very grateful when almost every painting sold! Although I have sold many paintings in the ten years I have been selling I am grateful, more than ever that people want my work. I am excited every time I sell a painting! Grey is now 8 months old and crawling all over. How do I paint with a baby? I stay up late and paint while everyone is sleeping. Now for some more photos!
Many of you know that I am known for painting women and girls and I have been asked if I will start painting boys now. The answer is yes! At least mine so far... here is detail of the painting Grey inspired. It was still in the works when this photo was taken. To see the finished painting go to my website and look under available.
I am so grateful to be painting again! I love Grey and he is worth all that I sacrifice as an artist.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Here are a couple photos of my new home. I painstakingly made and installed this nickel floor with the help of some awesome friends who had mercy on me and the project I had taken on. I saw it on apartment therapy and decided to give it a try. The top photo is detail of my kitchen. I painted the inside of my cabinets Chartreuse and then oil painted some flowers on some of them. I LOVE my new kitchen and nickel floor!
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
I don't know if I am the only artist who does this ( I would guess not) but occasionally I like to revisit a painting from the past. The middle painting is from 2007 and I loved it so much at the time. I actually painted it with Barb Campbell's pottery in mind. I wanted both mother and daughter to have a porcelain quality to them. I still remember driving this particular painting to the gallery knowing that it was already sold. I actually cried because I was sad to see it go. So with my upcoming show at Cavalier Gallery I decided to see what would happen if I painted it again with my skills now. I love both paintings and as a mother of two girls love the moments they are cuddled in my arms.