Peacock

Peacock

I have this friend, Sarah (she is totally my person and has the best food blog EVER: Daisy At Home). She and her boyfriend recently moved into a new place and they asked me to paint them a peacock. I was a little bit nervous, I mean, I started and stopped the painting like five times. I have done some larger paintings recently, but none with so much detail. And hello! It was going to hang in a friend’s home!

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Finally after a few months and some better planning and then reminding myself that the detail strokes take time, I was making progress. Once the overall shape took form it was really fun adding in all the layers and layers of the feathers!

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We got together last night and watched the kiddos run around before they unwrapped the canvas. I’m pretty sure they love it. It was so exciting handing off a large painting to someone, I need to get to work on the stack of large canvases sitting under my desk!

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Acrylic on 20×16 gallery wrapped canvas.

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Daydream

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Acrylic on 24×24 gallery wrapped canvas. Prints coming soon..

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My Bouquet

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I wanted a BIG bunch of white roses and hydrangeas with a bit of green when I got married. The florist kept trying to suggest something small, since I’m short, but there was no changing my mind! I got my way in the end and loved every bit of it. I don’t have any framed photos of it, so I decided to paint it!

I don’t think I stopped painting for two days before deciding it was ready for varnish. I really love painting flowers! Now that it is done I can’t stop picturing all the other bouquets and floral arrangements I want to paint…

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Acrylic on 8×8 gallery wrapped canvas

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Into the Blue

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We don’t have a lot of storage here, so our walls are filled with my paintings and blank canvas. A big blank 24×24 sat about my couch for months. I couldn’t decide what to paint on it, but I was really just too nervous to start such a large piece.
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A couple weeks ago we had switched out a green rug for a big grey rug and the room was begging for more color. I grabbed the canvas off the wall a couple days later, got set up and just dove in.
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I have been adding lots of tiny detail to my recent work but it was so freeing to get lost in these shapes!
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Into the Blue. Acrylic on 24×24 gallery wrapped canvas. Prints coming soon..

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Colorful Hummingbird

Blue-greenhummingbirdI didn’t paint for over a MONTH. We were sick most of the month and left me with no motivation. I was finding myself missing it, but not doing anything about it.Blue:greenhummingbirdprogressThis week I organized my paint/crafting supplies and decided it was time. I took out my supplies and a sad unfinished humming bird and got to work. It took an hour to get back into it, but now I want to paint all the time like I was before! Blue-greenhummingbird2 Blue:greenhummingbird3Acryilc on 5×5 wrapped canvas. Available here.

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Photo Random

I miss taking photos. I have a nice camera that doesn’t get used as much as it should. I’m changing that! I have tried a 365 twice and failed. I would forget to post everyday, get behind and give up. So, instead I’m going to try to take a photo everyday and post the ones I love.

1:365Succulents in a heart.

2:365Pretty pomegranates and want to be painted.

3:365Colorful bunch for my kitchen.

 

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Hummingbirds on Branches

BlueHummingbird5x7-1 BlueHummingbird5x7-5 BlueHummingbird5x7-2 BlueHummingbird5x7-4Acrylic on 5×7 wrapped canvas.

Hummingbirdbluebranch  Hummingbirdbluebranch3   Hummingbirdbluebranch4Acrylic on 5×5 wrapped canvas.

 

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Blue Hummingbird

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In Flight

HummingbirdBlue HummingbirdBlue2 Hummingbirdblueandgreen Hummingbirdgreen HummingbirdGreen2Two new hummingbirds added to my shop! I really loved transitioning between colors on these guys.

Acrylic on 5×5 gallery wrapped canvas.

 

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Hummingbird

I started noticing lots of hummingbirds out my window after planting some succulents with a red tint. I found a little red feeder and they haven’t stopped coming around since.

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I painted near that window one afternoon with my camera near so I could get some pictures. The tan and red ones come around most often, but my favorite are the green. So small and fast. They inspired this piece…

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hummingbird3Acrylic on 5×5 gallery wrapped canvas.

 

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