Saturday, July 16, 2011

A quick hello...

Just wanted to say a quick hello!  I'm madly cleaning and cooking to get ready for a big BBQ here at my house today.  We're celebrating my baby girls 17th birthday!!!  It's gonna be a wonderful day!
Wishing you all a happy weekend...
Much Love,

here's a little something i started yesterday.  I had so much fun making her 
because my little niece is in town and we had an art afternoon together♥

Monday, July 11, 2011


Just wanted to share a few pics from my time at Neskowin.  If you've ever been to the Oregon Coast you know what a magical place it is.  I was thrilled to come home to a special package from a dear blog friend...hope I get to meet her in person someday.  I'm so thankful for this community. 
I didn't paint at all last week so I'm trying to make up for it starting tonight!
Much Love,

ps: the beauty in the 4th pic is my awesome sister and the little guy is my nephew.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!!!

It's sunny here today as we celebrate our independence!  My sweetie made his annual trip this weekend to get the good fireworks.  He and my son can't wait for tonight, they're both a couple of pyros.  I've got family descending from out of town so it'll be a fun day!  
Here's some new paintings I finished this last week.  The 1st one shows the step by step progression.  She was a bit scary until I finally gave her some hair.  It was driving my daughter nuts.  She kept walking by saying, "when are you gonna paint some hair, she's freaking me out."  

I started out with a background first this time.  I usually can't wait to paint the face so it was nice to have a background already done.  I need to start doing that way I think.  

Next came the under painting, she looks a bit like humpty dumpty here.

a little color...

finally some hair, my daughter is happy.

refining the do.

a dress, pearls, and some words from my heart...she's done!

I named her Estelle after a friend of mine.  She was a birthday gift.

I started this little lady in red late Saturday night.  She was inspired by one of Misy Mawn's paintings.

Here she is all finished and in the shop.  I really like her!
sold 7/19/11

I want to paint some more today but I must clean the house to get ready for company.  
Wishing my American friends a safe and happy holiday!
Happy Painting my friends!!!