Thursday, December 14, 2017

Watercolor... meet Abstract!

I've always found the creation of abstract work relaxing.  In the last year I've grown to love watercolor as a medium so it just made sense to finally put the two together!  This is the second in a series I'm working on.    The first is hanging in my office until it sells.

                  Not the greatest photo but hopefully you get the idea.  

What a difference a mat makes!

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Merry Christmas Friends!  

May you be blessed this Christmas season!

Monday, March 20, 2017

I'm back and I'm painting to jazz!

Whew!  It's been a while!  I've been a busy lady over the last couple of years.  I won't bore you with the details of my life.  Suffice to say, I have not had much opportunity to blog about anything.  I did, however, find time to paint!  From small pieces to HUGE pieces.  Let's start with those!  They are part of my Jazz series.  Why Jazz?  Well... I saw the movie La La Land and got the jazz bug so all of these were painted to jazz music.  You'll may even notice a rhythm in some of them.  The title of first in the series, "Venice al Jazz" means "Paint to Jazz."  And that I did!

"Venice al Jazz"
Original Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
48" x 48"
"Jazz Mist"
Original Acrylic on
Gallery Wrapped Canvas
48" x 48"

"Jazz Tree"
 Original Acrylic on
Gallery Wrapped Canvas
48" x 48"


"Jazz Garden"
Original Acrylic on
Gallery Wrapped Canvas
36" x 36"
I'll be moving into a new home next month and will have a huge studio area.  Expect more new art soon.  Until then, I'll try to catch up and share some of the work I've been doing since I was on here last!  I hope you enjoy it.  If so, please share it with friends and family!  I've opened an Etsy Shop and would love to have you visit! 

Until next time!


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A Fancy Nancy Vanity for A Fancy Little Girl

Have you heard of Fancy Nancy?  A friend of mine has a granddaughter ~ Fancy Claire!  Actually just Claire but when she is sporting piggy tales, stripes, polka dots,  Batman leggings and a sassy attitude - She IS Fancy Claire! 

Claire's grandmother is a dear friend and she asked me to paint a vanity set to go in Claire's new "big girl" room.  She mentioned that she really liked McKenzie Childs' pieces and thought that something along that line with a little Fancy Nancy infused would be perfect.  So whatdaya think??

I have always wanted to paint a piece like this - full of color and pattern and lots of whimsy. 

Here are some other shots... starting with the "before" pics!

and some "after" details.

I almost picked another fabric for the seat.  My friend, Maria, picked this and insisted that I use it.  She was right.  It  is perfectly unexpected and with the tutu .... ooo la la!  It's Fancy Nancy!

So there you have it!  The Fancy Nancy, McKenzie Childs inspired vanity for Fancy Claire! I can't wait to hear how she likes it.  

Dang!  I need a granddaughter! Well... not yet boys!  Let's graduate from college and get married first???!

Thanks for stopping by my blog friends!  Let me know where you are visiting from and "follow" me as I pick up the pace and use all this creative energy on something.  

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Mission Chair Makeover

My husband is setting up his new office and wanted to have a little different feel than the traditional office furniture.  He's an avid fly fisherman, loves to golf, hike, camp... anything outdoors!  So when we spotted these chairs at a local shop we looked at each other and said "Why not?"  Who says office chairs have to be stuffy?

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Loving Black & Tan!

I've always heard people talk about drinking a "Black and Tan" and was never interested in trying one.  But I saw a buffet painted using black on a portion of the piece and the rest left the natural wood.  I loved it!  And I just happened to have a piece that was a perfect candidate for a "Black and Tan" transformation.

This is a very old piece but has been well cared for throughout the years.  The finish inside the drawers was not done as well so I painted the drawer sides and inside the the black paint.   I posted it on my FaceBook page and got tons of comments.  I ended up selling it because I didn't really have a good place to put it when we moved.  I just wanted to share in the event that it gave someone else an idea.  

Wishing you all the best!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Landscape Buffet

I had the urge to change it up and do something really different.  So here you go!  

\ I found this buffet at a local thrift store.  It was missing a handle and I could not find find one like it anywhere! 

Once I got it home it didn't take long to realize that this was the piece to have a little fun with.  I liked the "frames" and decided they made this the perfect piece for my experiment.

My initial vision was an abstract that would give the impression of a horizon... sky blues at the top gradually transitioning to greens at the bottom.  However... I've been taking an oil painting class and we had just completed a landscape scene of Cades Cove (in the Smokey Mountains National Park) and I decided to overlay that scene.  

I chose crystal knobs to replace the original (and missing) brass pulls and knobs.  Hopefully they didn't take away from the painting.  Evidently not... it sold pretty quickly!  I wish I knew who purchased it so I could see where they used it  and what the overall room looked like.  I'm picturing a white room with contemporary accents.  Looks nice!  :-)

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