I was painting this was at the same time as the previous painting. I thought I'd finished it, but after looking at it for several days, decided I was NOT happy with it at all! I tried to go really simple, but it just was too blank. I started to add layers to this one as well, with finishes in between the layers, and it came out with this awesome depth! The flowers are almost floating on the canvas- a must see in person!
Here's another example of a photo not doing the painting justice! The was a multi-layered painting where I experimented with some different finishing techniques. The outcome was a "floating" layer effect with a "glass like" finish.
Expressionistic??? Abstract??? I'm not really sure how to classify the works that I'm going to be posting over the next few days! Some of them were driven by texture and color, while others seem to come from a place within that just "had to come out"!
This piece was a little bit of both~ A photo doesn't quite give you the full effect of viewing it in person. It changes depending on where you stand to look at it. I absolutely loved painting this and enjoyed the process!
This painting was commissioned by my mother-in-law for my father-in-law's birthday. This is the beach house they stay at every summer in the Outer Banks for at least a month for the past 20 years or so! The house is always filled with family, grandchildren, friends, and neighbors- so many memories! This was a very special gift!
My husband loves to watch the sunrise every morning when we're on vacation at the beach. This was a view from a walkway through the dunes. I decided to paint this for him as a birthday present since it has so much meaning to it. He loved it!
My sister-in-law and her husband love going to St. John with a group of their friends. These paintings were from some photo's they'd taken during their last trip. She wanted to see the memories everyday! I would sure love to be there right now...
It's been a loooooong time....since I posted ANYTHING! I'm fairly diligent about updating my Facebook page, but not so good here. I'm contemplating converting to a regular website and will let you know if I do!
So since my last post in October 2014 (yikes!), I've painted a lot! I'm going to try my best to get everything posted over the next few days.
Last summer we spent a gorgeous day out at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham, NC. We took a ton of photos, and I decided to paint a few. This was a building on the historic terrace section. I loved the big purple pom pom flowers!