Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Baby Thalia

I am so excited to get some of these up! This little one is so precious, and I just love her squishy cheeks! Her name is Thalia, and she is one of the cutest babies ever. Plus, she's only like 4 mos. old now (these were taken when she was only 3 mos.) and she weighs almost as much as my other friend's one year old. Gotta love the chunky babies! She's just so cute. But I'm sure you can see that for yourself.  =)


Friday, May 27, 2011

The Factory

So I tried out the masonite I bought and even though it took two tries, I ended up really liking it. The first attempt was such a fail that I actually washed the first painting off and repainted on it, but I am rather happy with my second attempt. It's the view out my studio window, though it's not exact. I'm trying to teach myself that it's okay not to depict things exactly as they are, which has been really hard for me because I always felt like that was cheating.

"The Factory"  8 x 10  Acrylic on Masonite

Monday, May 23, 2011

My Very First Commission

Yay! I just finished my very first commissioned piece! If anyone is interested in ordering a custom painting, just contact me and we'll talk. =)

 "Ginger"  8 x 10  Acrylic on Canvas

Sunday, May 22, 2011

In the style of Turner

I just wanted to try something a little different, and so I did this sketch last night at one in the morning (I clearly couldn't sleep) that is strongly inspired by the works of J.M.W. Turner. I'm not a big fan of canvas board because of how cheaply made it is, and so I'm thinking of making the switch to masonite soon. In fact, I just bought my first piece about a week or so ago - I'll let you know what I think about it after some experiments. =)

"Like Turner"  5 x 7  Acrylic on Canvas Board

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Impromptu Photoshoot

I was over at my friend's house, taking pictures of her new little baby girl (you may remember her from the newborn pictures I posted earlier) and she suggested that I try taking pictures of her little girls and their cousins since they were in from out of town. So on a whim, I whipped together a photoshoot and gave it a shot. (haha, get it? gave it a shot... I'm so punny!)

But who would've thought that taking pictures of 3 little ones all under the age of 2 would be nearly impossible? Well, maybe that's pretty obvious, but I was up for the challenge anyways. =)  After all, I read that the only way you can get really good is to shoot often and get out of your comfort zone. And in the end I actually had a lot of fun and I learned quite a bit in the process. I know I still have a long way to go, but I'm very thankful for opportunities like this to challenge myself.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day Everyone! Hope you are having an amazing day. Man, do I love this kid! But seriously, can you blame me...?

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