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Cool Commissions, Hotel Prints, and Two Horses »

Hello!
I have several things I want to share with you today. First, I’ve done some really fun commissions in the last few months with some great clients and I’m excited to show you the photos!

I did a piece for a client who’s instincts told her to put something dark and dramatic in her entryway.  As you can see, she was spot on! She knew she had a lot of lighter tones in the rest of the area, and wanted something that would stand out. It looks amazing on that wall, and I’m excited to see how it looks once she gets it framed.

 

This client couple wanted a big splash of color on the mantle, using some deep jewel tones to go along with those on the walls in the adjacent rooms, and in their furniture. They also knew they wanted semi-abstracted flowers. These photos don’t do the pieces justice because I didn’t include the navy blue couch, or the sapphire blue kitchen walls.  It’s really pretty!

 


This last piece was an abstract a client ordered, and it was an absolute treat to work on.  I’m disappointed the pics I took of it on her wall were blurry, because she has just enough cranberry and aqua colors in her home to make this piece just glow in it’s space.

A huge thanks to the great clients I’ve had the pleasure to work with with these last few projects!

Secondly, I’m thrilled to let you know that some hotel chain somewhere (yes, that is as much as I know) ordered 175 prints of a painting of mine.  Though I don’t get a huge royalty for these prints, it’s sort of fun to imagine I might run into my own artwork someday at a hotel!  Haha!

Lastly, I’m still trying to find my own style painting animals.  As usual, this morning I started with what was comfortable, which is starting the animal being more realistic (today: horses) .  But I am so much more interested in representing animals abstractly.. which is easier said than done (I’m sure you’ve noticed from past posts).  In the second horse painting, I really pushed style over everything else.  I really like it!  Of course, everyone on my Facebook Page liked the more realistic one better.. but alas, it’s a learning experience, right?

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Day 6 – Cedar Wax Wing »

Today’s animal was another tricky one. I’m starting to realize I really do paint better that which is dear to my heart. Cedar Wax Wings are beautiful, but I surely have not spent a lot of time with them.

 


Day 5 – Pheasant »

I admit, this one was tougher. I finally picked a longer canvas because the bird is just too long for a square or short rectangle. Also, I was trying to keep this pheasant as far from any Redlin-style painting as possible. (Haha!) My other problem was that I’ve really never seen one close up. .. only in a ditch from a car.  It’s too bad I haven’t, they’re really pretty!


Day 4: Dog »

Frankly, I love these :)

 


Day three – breakthrough »

On this, day three, Rabbit day, I realized something.  I realized I was so focused on how other artists painted animals creatively, I forgot to tap into my own vision and creativity!  I like these way better!!