Tag: Painting

The Last Present to Wrap

This is the last present I have to wrap.  It was a request by my brother-in-law (who never visits my blog though he does visit my husband’s and occasionally wanders into our house.:))  A few months ago he saw the gnome/elf painting I did based on Rachel’s “small” painting and not only loved it but requested a much larger version with more elf/gnomes in a darker setting.  It took a lot of thought and some study of color theory and reevaluating my palette for me to get it right but finally I am done and happy with it (and in the nick of time, I just need to get a frame.)  The painting is below the jump in case he DOES wander into my blog.Read More

New Painting

For those who don’t check my art blog often I thought I would mention here as well that I have a new finished painting and this one is for sale, though hubby is considering keeping in the family.

Those of you who have been reading a while may recognize it from the photo a friend of mine took a few years ago of the girls.

On another note, there are some decisions going on in our family right now that we could use prayers for wisdom and peace.  Not going into it right now but please be praying.

Tuesday Prompt: Under the couch

This weeks prompt is to look under your couch, grab the first thing you find  and get inspired.  You can write about it, draw it, photograph it, imagine it, whatever as long as you have fun.

Under our couch you usually find shoes–which is what I expected, but instead I found books, lots of them, especially HIghlights.  Also found–a battery, some random bits of paper and Kleenex, a paintbrush, and boxes of photos. 🙂

You can find the list of prompts here if you want to take part next week.

Commissioned House portrait: start to finish

In the beginning there was a layout.

and because it was a rather large, detailed painting there was a printout and tracing,

then reworking and hand drawn details added,

which took longer than expected because there were so many fun little details to add.

Then came painting, and painting,

and painting some more.

Then inking in the fine details and sending the painting out.

*Recently finished house portrait, yeah, its done and sent!