I made 2 birth announcements as baby gifts. I created them in Photoshop, printed them on transparency paper and then adhered them to an 8×10 canvas board. Ready to hang! I had no intentions of selling any of these, but … Continue reading →
I went yesterday to pick up the silhouette pillow I finally had made for Sallie Rose. I found a good seamstress here in town that sewed it for a great price. (Note to self: learn to sew this year). She … Continue reading →
I saw something similar online to this, but I wanted to personalize it and create a different size. I am going to print 2 of these on transparency film and then mount them onto a canvas board. Each of my … Continue reading →
I am beginning to lose all my energy for painting furniture, luckily I am almost done painting the furniture for my girls’ rooms. I needed to paint a night stand, a chest of drawers and a headboard and foot board. … Continue reading →
Every holiday or gift giving time, I try so hard to think of something to get my husband. He is so simple in what he wants or needs, but it seems as every time I get him something pricey or … Continue reading →
Many of my recent paintings are what I consider “Geometric Abstracts” or “Architectural Abstracts”. I enjoy incorporating my daily designs into my paintings and merging the two elements, sketch and paint.
For these particular two paintings, I used sketches on tracing paper as the first layer. Those sketches became the concept for the painting and determined the way in which the painting was to be created. A painting road map, perhaps. The tracing paper not only gives me directions on design, but it becomes a tactile part of the art. It brings texture and depth that paint alone can not create.
Acrylic paint is the main medium, but I almost always use pencil, oil pastels, graphic letters, and other decorative papers to enhance the painting’s qualities. There are many layers to my paintings as well as small details that can not be seen right off-hand. All of theses elements help to create a painting that is architectural, textural, and visually appealing.
This painting is a representation of who I have become after two degrees: a semi abstract painter with Architectural inspiration. This hangs in our dining room. I have tried to sell it many times, but my husband is not ready to let me let go of it…yet.