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!
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!
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!
Acrylic on 20×16 gallery wrapped canvas.
Acrylic on 24×24 gallery wrapped canvas. Prints coming soon..
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…
Acrylic on 8×8 gallery wrapped canvas
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.
Succulents in a heart.
Pretty pomegranates and want to be painted.
Colorful bunch for my kitchen.
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.
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…
Acrylic on 5×5 gallery wrapped canvas.