Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2012

 "LuLu" is a woolie cutie-pie sheep painted in oil and measures 5" x 7".  I bought a three-dimensional decorative sheep from Smellie Bloomers, a unique gift shop in Elizabethtown.  My goal was to capture her friendly nature and her adorable woolie coat in paint. I took the sheep that I bought, placed her on a table and put a spotlight on her and went to work painting her.  I had so much fun painting "LuLu's" woolie texture.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

March 26, 2011

 A sweet little painting of peeps just in time for Easter.  Don't worry, this one has no calories. 

Monday, March 21, 2011

March 21, 2011

 I was asked to create a painting for a lady whose husband has lung cancer. As I spoke with Jamie, I learned that she is a strong lung cancer awareness advocate. Jamie wanted me to design a painting communicating lung cancer awareness. She told me that the color pearl was a symbol for lung cancer and she requested that I include pearls in the cancer ribbon. I decided to surround the ribbon with a bold black and white swirling motif.
Little did she know that lung cancer took my mother's life almost 24 years ago. My mother was diagnosed with lung cancer on March 1, 1987 and died June 1, 1987 only three months later. As I painted the pearls in the ribbon I remembered the strand of pearls that my mother wore around her neck. Oh, the memories......thanks to Jamie for asking me to paint this.  I hope you like your painting.
Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer in the U.S.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

 "Mister Whiskers" is a 5"x 7" oil on canvas.  Painted with warm brown tones and a big sweeping green bow, "Mister Whiskers" knows spring is right around the corner and that carrots and cabbages will be waiting for him.

Monday, March 14, 2011

March 14, 2011

"Hoppy" stands tall with a prayerful stance.  Tied up with a sweet blue-black bow and surrounded by spring's first flower, "Hoppy" waits patiently for Easter.