Tuesday, November 26, 2013

sweet butterflies and gingham....

for a baby girl named Mia. 

happy to have been able to complete this custom order for a friend form high school. always flattering when friends come to you for custom art work, because they know they can trust you with something so personal and unique. lots of purple going on here...

shipping these out on friday...yes, black friday. that's makes either a) a complete idiot or b) a very brave little girl or c) a combo of both. i'll take option c! )






Friday, November 22, 2013

putting the finishing touches....

on a bling-loving mermaid named crystal.

the FINAL mermaid in the series of 12!!!

just about done....:)


Monday, November 18, 2013

in between painting the final mermaid...

a custom order came my way. name panels for a baby girl named Mia. and oh how i LOVE doing custom work. especially for babies :)

below are the sketches and color palette i will be using. the theme-butterflies and gingham....in purple. the letters will be much thicker on the finished panels, but you get the point...


can't wait to get started on these! :)




Thursday, November 7, 2013

on the easel this week (and next week)...


the FINAL mermaid in the birthstone series i began back in january. didn't think it'd take 12 months to complete 12 paintings...but a third c-spine surgery will do that to ya. however i'm a driven and determined little thing and i will overcome. always! :)

meet little Crystal, April's mermaid...based on the diamond. ironically i end the series with the month i had surgery. go figure...

this one is being painted in a mix of cool blues and grays...a very WINTRY palette (and we all know how much i LOVE me some WINTER!!!).

this will also be 2013's last painting, as i plan to spend decmeber (my FAVORITE month) sketching out lots of new ideas for new paintings in 2014. super stoked for some new work and a new year...and a fresh start! :)