Monday, April 23, 2012

Ready for the Spring Fling!!

I just dropped off my display for the "Spring Fling" fundraiser at my children's school.  It's this Friday, and I donated a gift certificate for a portrait. 

  This will be a great opportunity to gain some exposure, and help raise money for the school.  Can we say "Kill two birds with one stone"? :) 

April Showers Bring May Flowers

 I recently started working part time for The Craniofacial Pain Center of Idaho.  I am their new Marketing Representative, and will be designing Marketing Campaigns to promote our business.  So I just started my first project, which is pictured above.  

I painted a quick watercolor to go with my theme "April Showers Bring May Flowers".  So a new themed painting, along with flowers will become my personal trademark with this company. And these gifts will be hand delivered by myself to Doctors and Dentists around the valley.  

I don't know about you, but I'm pretty excited for spring!!!  It's finally here!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Minor Update..

The sky and tree line are complete. Now to the sailboats!!

Monday, April 16, 2012

WIP. I love it already!

I feel like I've got a pretty good start on this one. I'm just taking my time and putting several washes down to get it just right. I have been putting off this painting for so long, and now I'm wondering why!!? I love painting sail boats.. There is something so relaxing and peaceful about them.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Next Painting!!

I am nervous yet excited to do this one! I love all the colors and can't wait to get them on paper!!
10 x10

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


So I quickly started this painting this afternoon.. I was feeling so frustrated with the oil painting I started a couple days ago. When you're used to watercolor and how fast they dry, well let's just say I was in NEW TERRITORY! I am sadly an impatient painter, so I love how watercolor washes dry quickly. And what's even more sad is that I don't even have enough patience to let those dry! I use a blow dryer to speed up the process!! :) I think I need to work on my patience? Hmm..

Anyway, I had fun with this one today.. I will wrap it up tomorrow. But I love the bright color!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

My First Oil Painting!!

I just started my first oil painting! So excited to see how this turns out! It's so nice to move my brush around with freedom! With watercolor I have to plan every stroke! :)

Bighorn Sheep

The Bighorn
16 x 20

I just wrapped it up on this bighorn sheep. I really don't have too much experience when it comes to painting wildlife. I really want to keep exploring in this direction. I do live in the Rocky Mountains after all right? :)