For a friend who just wanted a painting of cherry blossoms, birch, bridge and water. Well, I have been dreaming of trees, literally and took my new approach to trees and nature and created this with added spray paint in the acrylic and yes oil and water does mix wonderfully.
My sister-in-law showed me a pic of this beautiful scene when visiting over the holidays. Instantly knew I had to paint it. Sold
When I lived in New Smyrna Beach, I came across my dreaded hippie neighbor in this awesome rusty antique VW bus. You would see rust and only rust, but I saw funky fluorescent color. And to bring it to 2014, he was looking at his iPhone. When I saw this, I immediately had to paint it.
Inspired from this blog post "Grace - I will Carry You"
I was on Facebook and came across a photo on Robb Wolf's page (Check out http://robbwolf.com/ ). Zoe is a 3 year old child at swimming lessons, but as children are busy being children they get sidetracked in their little worlds. He said in the post something like "Makes this caveman weepy" and that caught my attention of the "feeling" of this dad looking at his little girl. So I asked to paint it and he and his wife said yes. I let the playfulness of colors flow with the background of the water.
Me, the artist, is introverted; afraid to put herself out there, but you know makes people happy with her art and life changes.
This is typical New Orleans fence décor. I took the photo on a walk through the Garden District and it caught my eye for a painting. At a time when I just need to paint and supplies are limited, I painted this on a piece of canvas that would be too narrow to stretch. It has its natural frayed edges and I have it wrapped like a scroll on bamboo.
Ahh, if you were a child of the 70's and your early life was on...slides...Ahhh. But after my brother sent me some he had downloaded I loved the over exposed photos and the color and the strong contrasts. And it's my parents. Damn I remember those clothes they wore...I was a child, but I remember going to Northern Ontario and Quebec where this photo was taken. Strong Love.
Another old cool photo from the 1980's brought to life again in this painting from an old photograph.
My Mardi Gras selfie turned painting. This-is-me.
Sinister Kid...hmmm. A friend sent a pic of this. His little girl, 3 or 4 at the time had hurt her finger and she was just showing her dad. Crying turned to laughing as he laughed at her gesture. Innocence. Laughter. No, it's not what you thought huh?
When I lived In New Smyrna Beach FL....surfers everywhere (and sharks!) I tried to take photos of the surfers unsuccessfully. A friend gave me this photo to use for a surfer painting.