This piece, a commission I completed and shipped a few weeks ago. I thoroughly enjoyed creating this unique piece. A friend’s daughter had visited the gallery that represents my work a few months back and saw a piece she liked, thinking about it for a family member. She contacted me a month later, giving me some insight about the young women who would receive the painting. I suggested doing a bit larger canvas and we both are happy with the result. I was able to include almost all of what this young women enjoys, as she is quite talented in the performing arts. She played the lead role in Alice in Wonderland and is presently in the production of the musical Gloria. I Dreamed A Dream is her favorite song and I can only imagine she performs it beautifully! As an artist it truly feels good to create a painting that is one of a kind for another talented artist with passion in her soul for the performing arts.
This painting I just finished last week and gifted it to my wonderfully talented daughter. She launched her handmade specialty bag business in 2013 called Buttons and Tweed. The bag business along with everything else happening in her life; moving closer to us (which we love!), she started a new position in her career and just purchased a new condo! The painting is for her home studio. We are so very proud of all she has accomplished in the last nine months. Please visit her Buttons and Tweed blog and her facebook as well. Her bags are presently represented in a local gallery as well as her nearly ready to go Etsy Shop. Can you tell I’m pleased with it all…love her!
Dream is on card stock and I am printing her out in card form presently. She will be joining my other pieces from my Collection of Girls…one day, no doubt, on a canvas.
Enjoy this weekend and celebrate all the Dads! Our daughter will be home this weekend for some family time! Looking forward to that time.
Second mixed-media painting of the dress collection. This is on a 6X6″ gallery wrapped canvas with finished sides. I made a silver wire flower, adding that to the sweetheart neckline. Added a row of beads to the waist. I’m finding myself wanting to paint on the larger canvas after finishing dress one on the 14×14″ canvas. Tomorrow maybe a day for canvas shopping!
I’m starting a series of seven mixed-media paintings. This first painting is on a 14 X 14″ gallery wrapped canvas. All of the pieces will be about dresses. I’m trying some new elements, the wire hanger and rick rack are two I’ve placed in this piece. I’ve also written a poem for this piece titled The Dress. This first painting I wanted to share a brief part of the process with a slide show. I trying to stretch myself and explore a bit.
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This beautiful mosaic is a new collection my daughter is putting together. She is a mosaic artist. She recently made the decision to relocate back to our home state. A wonderful gift, as having her share my art studio brings a new level of inspiration into my world! She lived out of state for ten years so having her closer to our family is truly our Thanksgiving blessing this year.
Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday filled with joy!