As promised, here are photos of some of the paintings I've been working on this past year!
The florals are done with the blind contour process I previously described when I showed you my halloween animal paintings.
This is a painting I did especially for our powder room.
I haven't shown you any pictures of this room yet, have I? I painted the walls to look like expensive grasscloth. I spent quite a bit of time on that project, there are 4 layers of paint/glazes to give the faux effect. I spent a long time cutting, installing, and painting the trim for the wainscoting too - glad that's done!
Yes, these paintings are mine too - quite a different style, but mine nonetheless. I consider the florals to be more of an interior designer line that I can hopefully find a reproduction company to make prints/posters and market them in the designer trade. These blue paintings are what I would call my "serious" work. I have a million ideas and various methods and mediums I would like to try, these are just the first few I've been fiddling with. If only I didn't need sleep!
This painting (above) is my favorite. The photo doesn't reproduce the intricacies very well, but in real life it's quite striking. I usually keep one or two of a series, and this is currently on my keep list.
This painting is currently in a juried show at the ArtWorks co-op in Richmond, VA. It's exciting to start making attempts at getting back into the art scene after taking a 15 year break to focus on my kids in their early years. My next goal is to complete a strong body of work that I'm really proud of, then find a reputable art gallery to represent me. I might be ready in 6 months or shorter...or longer, depending on how many other things I take on in the meantime!