Daisy Painting – Christmas Secrets Begin to be Revealed!

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‘Submerged Daisies’ – acrylic on board – 12″ x 16″

Christmas is such a secretive time and I have such a hard time waiting to share… I’ll be so excited when I can show you everything I’ve been working on for the past month and a half!!! (Not that I want Christmas to go too fast or be over too quick – I love this holiday season!)  BUT today I can finally share a little something with you! It is a painting I created as a Christmas gift for a dear friend. She opened it yesterday, loved it and now I can share it with you! YAY!

This is the first time I’ve ever painted on solid board instead of a canvas – it was completely new texture and while I painted I kept wondering why the canvas wasn’t flexing beneath my brush – they things we get used to! HA HA! I hope you enjoy this process and I really hope you all have the most amazing Christmas holiday this week! See y’all on the flip side!IMG_1793_Small IMG_1794_Small IMG_1798_Small SubmergedDaisies_2015

At Some Point Every Artist Should Paint Monet Style Water Lilies

Just to clarify, I’m in NO way comparing myself to Monet – ha ha! However, I’ve never painted water lilies before and I couldn’t help being inspired by Monet and his beautiful impressionistic style. I worked side-by-side today with one of my new students (She had a lot of work to do so I figured she might not feel comfortable with me just sitting beside her and staring while she worked. 😉 ) It was awesome to paint alongside someone and talk about art the whole time – now that’s a fun day!

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I also completed a little mini flower painting as well today. It was an impasto experiment that I had prepared beforehand. I had painted the paste medium on first in random strokes and the after drying tried to draw out an image from those thick shapes and brush strokes.

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Last year one of my youngest students also painted some water lilies – couldn’t help sharing her work again with you! IMG_1742