This floral acrylics collection was inspired by two of my favorite historic artists, Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh. They each had a love of flowers and it showed in their work.
“She believe she could, so she did”, is one of my favorite inspirational phrases. It simply tells the story of a girl or woman’s determination to achieve or overcome something and then going ahead and doing it. I had created a couple of similar pieces last year that highlighted this phrase and they’ve always been popular.
e.e. cummings wrote one of my most favorite poems, i carry your heart with me. It’s such a sweet and simple verse, but yet so powerful. I tried to capture that feeling in this canvas.
Hi friends! I hope you’re enjoying your Fall and getting ready for the Holidays. But, I’ve got a little bit different theme tutorial for you today to change things up a bit. I’ve created this Vintage Hearts canvas that can be created as a card or canvas and given as a gift.
November is one of my most favorite months! The crispness in the air, the colors of nature at full peak, and the anticipation of a harvest meal on Thanksgiving. But, today I am grateful for the small things in my life.
I often ask my daughter her opinion of my works in progress. She’s a teenager, so sometimes her enthusiasm can be lacking and she would rather check her phone than come into my studio to look at what I’m working on. But, she had a sensational reaction to my Autumn Hues Girl and asked me if I could create a canvas for her, but showcasing an Orca Whale. I thought it would be a whale of a canvas (pun totally intended!).
Introducing my Autumn Hues Girl original canvas! Lately my mind has been on the colors of Autumn and the warm hues that the season brings. This original canvas was created to try and capture them and still have some whimsy with a girl peeking through the warm hues.
Frida Kahlo is one of my favorite artists, not only because of her work, but she is such a wonderful subject to paint herself. That dark hair pulled up and with flowers, the colorful jewelry and clothes she wore and of course, those eyebrows! I loved it that she could rock the eyebrows!
It’s been a long hot summer here in Phoenix and I’m anxious for the cool crispness of Autumn to arrive. I think that’s why I selected the earthy colors in this palette. The muted greens, golds,reds and blues that are found in the woods during that time of Autumn changes.
Did I mention the
obsession love I have had for Lotus flowers in meadows? Well, it’s definitely manifesting itself in my art recently with several canvases. Perhaps it’s because this beautiful flowers emerges within a murky pond and stands out among the foliage. It’s also a symbol of purity and beauty within the Buddhist and Hinduism faiths.