Thursday, June 22, 2017

my blue heaven....

my blue heaven
acrylic on canvas
©the enchanted easel 2017
surrounded by what else? a plethora of himalayan blue poppies. be still my heart.

i loved every second of every brush stroke of every blue poppy on this canvas. forever in love with them...

PRINTS AVAILABLE HERE

also, i have added a SUMMER CLEARANCE SECTION to my etsy shop. 50% OFF some older original paintings. trying to make room for some new items coming this fall. shop around and take a painting (or two...or more) off my hands. out with old and in with the new.

{did i mention how much i throughly enjoyed painting these blue poppies...? :)}



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

painting, poppies and piano....

been spending the last couple of weeks finishing up my recent painting. here are some small video clips of the process featuring the music from one of my FAVORITE pianists, mr. jon schmidt from the piano guys. while i appreciate the group as a whole, it's really only schmidt i need. ;) piano girl for life.





and just because i'm a little obsessed with him...i mean c'mon, this guy is magic on those keys. 
{heart melt}




Monday, May 8, 2017

bad blogger....

{hangs head in shame. :( }

i have not been a good blogger these last few weeks. been working on multiple things at once and dealing with some osteoarthritis flare ups in my painting arm and hand. this humid weather is my kryptonite for sure. however if you know me personally-well, you know i keep chugging along. my drive and determination....ALWAYS bigger than my pain and my size. :)

now to the good stuff....HIMALAYAN BLUE POPPIES!! 


i. am. obsessed.  i mean look at these GORGEOUS blooms!! every year, i anxiously await the display at Longwood Gardens and they do not disappoint. although they only bloom for a very short time (10-14 days-MAX), if you're lucky enough to get to see them in their prime-you will be very pleasantly surprised. they are stunning and my photos sure don't do them justice. they range from deep cobalt blues to opulent turquoise shades to violets and purples that will take your breath away. can you tell i'm a bit obsessed?! 




ok, i swear this is going somewhere and it's not just a plug for Longwood Gardens and blue poppies (not that that would be such a terrible thing)....

it's going straight to my easel and the painting i'm currently working on based on (wait for it, wait for it...) the HIMALAYAN BLUE POPPY! after being surrounded by those gorgeous blue spectacles, well i was inspired to do yet another blue poppy painting. the first one can be purchased as a print here and a pendant necklace here.

some pics of the new painting in progress....





loving every second of beautiful blue bliss on this one.

{wow, that was a long blog post. almost made up for the couple weeks of being MIA....}

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

MINI FRAMED PRINTS OF A PRINCESS....


as of now, i only have FIVE of these little beauties available for sale in in my etsy shop

they are quite lovely in their antique bronze frames and the perfect accessory for your little princess's   royal space. 

PENDANT NECKLACE COMING SOON!

until then, check out my other pendant necklaces here!


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

"the enchanted one"....

the enchanted one
 acrylic on canvas
©the enchanted easel 2017
that's what i've decided to name this little "Beauty". i have a hunch that "she's the one. the one who'll break the spell".

managed to squeeze in this little painting while drawing a couple of commissions the last month. Belle has always been my favorite princess despite seeing the new version of Beauty and the Beast and not really liking it. but i'll keep my opinions on that one to myself...;)

HAND EMBELLISHED PRINTS NOW AVAILABLE and a pendant necklace and mini framed prints will be coming soon to my etsy shop. also, i plan on adding her to my S6 shop so she can be featured on some cool products like mugs and phone cases, etc. keep ya posted...





Tuesday, March 21, 2017

parts of a painting....

of a princess.




been working on a small (5x7-smaller than my usual size anyway) of the beautiful and sassy Belle from Beauty and the Beast. she's always been my favorite most likely because she is the one princess with whom i identify the most....her love of books, her sweet and sassy ways and her really kind heart. oh, and she's a brunette, of course. ;)

hoping to wrap this painting up by the end of the week..and to get around to seeing the movie which came out this past weekend. heard GREAT things about it...

Thursday, March 9, 2017

a princess and some backgrounds...



that's what i've been working on for the last couple of weeks hence my negligent blogging. also have been trying a new muscle relaxer from hell called baclofen for the awful spasticity in my neck from three cervical spine surgeries. i always try to keep that pain under my hat i suppose because i feel like exposing it makes me weak (something the perfectionist in me does not exactly appreciate). in all reality though, i'd be lying if i said it didn't slow me down and make my painting/creating sessions last not quite as long as i'd like. who am i kidding? if i could paint 24/7, oh believe me, i would.
but the last couple of weeks, trying this awful drug out, a mess. weaning off it slowly and experiencing some pretty bad withdrawal from nausea to dizziness. however, using it makes the spasms in my neck much worse (as if i thought that could be possible...).

ok, enough about that. if i dwell on it, it makes me sad and angry and those are two emotions i don't like to entertain any longer than needed.

smile and endure. that's my ancient chinese secret....;)