Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Delayed abstract post- oops!

This abstract isn't new, but I realized I completed the post then it never got published. This is from 2013.  
36x36 acrylic abstract painting on stretched canvas- neutral palette- one of my faves so far! Thanks for checking it out!!!


Base color in studio:

Close shot of finished painting:
In its home:

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Palmetto bluff bridge

A commission by a friend to give as a wedding gift! 11x14 acrylic on canvas. May 2014.

Finished:
With photo:

Gone fishin'

18x24 acrylic on canvas- commissioned by one of my best friends and her mom as a birthday gift for her dad- here's mr. Thurston enjoying an afternoon on the lake fishing! May 2014.


My photo that I was painting mr thirston from:
Zoom:
Finished:

Covered bridge


Commissioned by a sweet friend as a first anniversary gift for her husband of the place he proposed. 36x36 acrylic on canvas:


Sweet Elmo

Dog portrait of the sweetest pup: meet Elmo. 18x24 acrylic on stretched canvas. March 2014.
Sketch:


Finished:


Liberty bridge Greenville, sc.

I didn't document the progress here, but this 16x20 acrylic on wooden panel is one of my favorites!  January 2014.

Carolina marsh.

12x16 acrylic on wooden panel. Commissioned as a gift, a backyard view of a DeBordieu home. January 2014.


New Jersey church

11x14 acrylic on canvas: early 2014. Commissioned as a wedding gift for friends of the church they were to be married in!



Saturday, February 1, 2014

Maine Marina at sunset

11x14 acrylic on stretched canvas. Christmas commission from a vacation photo. Red base color with sketch can be seen below- then follow the development! You can see the photo I painted from taped to the easel. I added more colors to the sky and water by request!





Finished:
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Sweet Jonah!

This was a very special commission- I felt honored to be asked to paint this dearly loved dog that passed away just before christmas! 11x14 acrylic on deep stretched canvas.
Did the drawing on paper, worked out the kinks, and transferred it to the base coated canvas( constant erasing messes up the base coat.. And I constantly erase when drawing!) the base color is very similar to some of the more supersaturated hues in the photo.


This is how I usually paint: photo right beside!


Finished Jonah:
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Worth noting: I charge an additional 50  added to whatever price you see on the price list. I don't mind doing them, but to get the likeness takes time!!!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Beautiful home!

This is a beautiful SC home commissioned as for Christmas gift for her parents. 11x14 acrylic on canvas, blue base color:



Finished:I love a grey building on blue base- I did some paintings of the citadel that were similar in color that I really liked as well!
Thanks for reading!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Wooden panel- my favorite!

11x14 acrylic on wooden panel. This piece was one of my favorites. A friend commissioned this for his wife for Christmas, and he knew she liked my Lowcountry scenes. He sort of cut me loose- and I love the photograph I worked from! I recommended this photo and wooden panel and he said "sounds great"!
I ha been saving his photo and I do a value study painting of it last fall- but had been wanted to work it out on wood in color! What a perfect opportunity!
I don't base coat the panel- I like some natural wood grain to show!
Painted outline:



Finished!
I love commissions- don't get me wrong and I'm so thankful for them! But my 2014 New Years resolution is to build a little body of wooden panel pieces to sell- instead of bein 100% commission-driven. Wooden panel is my favorite and I feel like its a style in developing that's all my own- I'm not imitating the work of anyone else or the photograph to death!
You'll see on the price list it is slightly extra for wooden panel- materials are just less available and a little more expensive- but don let that stop you from considering it!!
Thanks for reading my ramblings!