Sunday, January 13

Hum

"Hum"
Oil on canvas
25cm x 30cm
*this painting is for sale
este cuadro está a la venta
 
Well, here he is, the love of my life. The kindest, gentlest, funniest guy I know. I call him "Hum" because one day I called him, and I meant to say "Hun" but it came out as "Hum", and it stuck. I say it now because he makes me sing.

Thanks for sitting for me, Hum. (Even if I forced you to, you were gracious!)

Aquí está, mi media naranja. Es el hombre más tierno, suave y chistoso que conozco. Lo llamo "Hum" porque un día cuando lo llamaba "Hun", salió "Hum", y se le pegó. Ahora lo digo porque me hace cantar.

Gracias por ser mi modelo, Hum. (Aún si fuera un poco forzado, fuiste genial.)

Saturday, November 17

Panning

"Panning for Gold"
12" x 14"
Pastel on paper
So, we finally made it to Spain. We've been here a month or so, and we are beginning to get settled. It's been so wonderful to wander and get to know our city, to begin to produce some art, and get used to life in Europe.

This is a little gift to be given to a doctor in Canada who actually does pan for gold. Made to resemble an old photo, it was a quick little gem to draw. Love the sepia colors!

Thursday, August 2

Erin II

"Erin II"
12" x 16"
Oil on canvas
$288
I'm spending more time on my paintings. This is the 2nd portrait of Erin that I have done, and I kept thinking that Rembrandt would have loved her. She has such a timeless face.

I truly loved painting this portrait.

If you are interested in purchasing this painting, please contact me.

Thursday, July 5

Dawn

In the middle of commissions, I needed something pressure-free to do. I wanted to see if I could teach myself to "see" better, and I chose my friend Dawn's beautiful face to work on. I really breathed on this one; I just let it all out and felt many hours of peace.

I posted the progress of it on Facebook (you can head over to my fan page and "like" it for more previews and info) and it was fun to track my hours and the progress with everyone.

This painting is for sale. If you want it, you have to message me quickly because it looks like I'm packing up and moving to Spain in a short time!

"Dawn"
12" x 16"
Oil on canvas
$288
Detail of eye

Wednesday, June 20

Family Portrait

This is the complete Thomas family, including both maternal and paternal grandparents. It was my pleasure to draw them all! All portraits were done as charcoal and pastel on paper.








Monday, June 11

Personal Motivation

We've now been in our new place for a week and a half, and I have enjoyed being smack dab in the middle of wildlife. We have foxes, woodpeckers, flickers, hummingbirds, bears, and an amazing rushing river to look at right out our living room window.

As much as I have enjoyed it, I have also struggled to get back into the swing of things. I have had to push hard and rest hard in order to pull some art out of me. This is a new dilemma for me, as I'm still quite new to the whole art scene, especially in regards to commissions and getting things done for clients even if I really don't feel like it.

So, I needed a piece to do that wasn't commissioned, that was just for my own personal motivation. I chose this.

"For All of my Days"
8" x 10"
Charcoal on paper
*This drawing is for sale