Friday, January 27

Anabelle

"Anabelle"
5" x 7"
Pastel and Charcoal
SOLD
This is darling little Annabelle. Such a gentle face!

Tuesday, January 24

Scott

"Scott"
5" x 7"
Pastel and Charcoal
SOLD
This is the second-born, Scott. What a cutie.

Tuesday, January 17

Gavin

"Gavin"
5" x 7"
Pastel and charcoal
SOLD
I have a series of commissions from a family to draw their three kids and the grandparents, too! This is the first drawing completed.


Sunday, January 15

Kenworth

"Kenny"
11" x 14"
Oil on Canvas
SOLD
Many of you know that I do commissioned paintings of trucks. When I first started them, I had no idea what on earth I was painting, but I could paint what I saw.

Since then I have visited the Peterbilt body shop, I have gotten many books, brochures, and lessons by a pro trucker to help me learn what I can about these ultra-customized beasts.

This truck changed everything for me. I really, really enjoyed the challenge of this Kenworth, and I felt like I suddenly grew as a painter. All the lettering and customization pushed me to a new level of technical painting.

This is the companion piece for "Class Pays", the previous truck posted.

Tuesday, January 10

Simple Love

"M + K"
Triptych 10" x 20"; 30" x 20"; 20" x 20"
Acrylic and oil on canvas
SOLD
I don't usually do paintings of things other than people (and trucks), but this was a special exception for my sister-in-law. She's special, so I do things just for her.

We went through a whole "what do you want" process, and I even came up with a questionnaire to figure out what it was that she would like to hang in her kitchen.

At the end of it, we decided on red flowers over a weathered barn-board wall. The first go at it was interesting to say the least, because the flowers were giant poppies, but the flowers took over and the simplicity of it was lost. So, I ditched the piece, bought new canvases and started again.

After talking with Karla, we decided that bougainvillea had more sentimental value, because of her childhood growing up in Latin America. So, I mapped it all out with different flowers, different lines, and different attitude (slow...), we had success.

My husband came up with the idea to have a heart etched into the wood with their initials engraved. Great idea.


Thursday, January 5

Peterbilt

"Class Pays"
11" x 14"
Oil on Canvas
SOLD
I'm getting better at painting chrome and reflections. I really enjoyed doing this commission for a business owner in Canada. The painting's mate is going to be posted next.