Monday, July 17, 2017

Bumbles

We have a bunch of bumble bees working in our garden as I write this.  I couldn't be happier!  I love seeing these furry little guys, and my flowers are loving them too!  I used a picture from Pixabay to paint this.  I can never seem to get a good shot of the bees in my garden.  Thank goodness for royalty free photos!

6x6 acrylic on gessobord

Friday, July 7, 2017

Smiley Face

It's been an incredibly busy month!  I have been working on a few commissioned pieces and being a mom.  I am hoping to start spending more time in the studio.  Unfortunately, when I've been away from painting for a bit, it is so hard to motivate myself and also find that inner artist.  I painted Smiley Face to help snap me back into action.  I can't help but smile when looking at this face!  Enjoy!
8x6
acrylic on canvas panel


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Siamese Sitting in the Sun

I painted this for this week's "window challenge" on DPW.  I used a photo I found on Pixabay a while back.  I have been wanting to paint it for a while now, but other things kept popping up.  I love the sun shining on this elegant feline!  Now say the title three times fast!

8x6
acrylic on canvas panel

Sweet Nana

This is one of my newest commissioned pieces I've been working on.  I started with a completely different painting that just wasn't working.  Once I switched gears and began working on this one, it just flowed so nicely.

6x6
acrylic on gessobord

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Ready For Some Fun

While visiting my mom on Oahu earlier this month, I was able to get some much needed beach time.  This day was a particularly beautiful day at Waimanalo beach. This little boy especially caught my eye.  He was charging into the water to catch up with his older siblings who had escaped their mother's sun screening grasp just minutes earlier.

6x8
acrylic on gessobord

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Busy Bee

I really enjoyed working on my last painting with the bee, so I decided to do another one.  I think my daughter is probably cringing right now because she is deathly afraid of bees!

6x6
acrylic on gessobord

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Pollinators

Another one for the flower challenge.  The colors really drew me to paint this.  Enjoy!

6x6
acrylic on gessobord

Monday, May 22, 2017

Flower Challenge

This week's challenge on Daily Paintworks is to paint a flower.  I used the photo provided by Carol Marine.  I struggle a bit when painting flowers, so I thought this would be a good chance to work on my botanical skills (besides, I really liked the colors for this one!).

5x5
acrylic on gessobord

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Windward Oahu Sunrise

The challenge this week for Daily Paintworks is to paint clouds.  Sounds easy enough, right?  Well, that's what I thought until I actually started painting!  This is my 3rd attempt at a "cloud" painting,and the only one I'm satisfied with.  Hope you enjoy it!

6x6
acrylic on gessobord

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Automatic Sprinkler

I am infatuated with dogs shaking off water!  Have you ever watched one in slow motion?  It is absolutely hilarious!  I am trying to paint in 4's.  Subject matter, that is.  So this wet pup completes my canine series (for now- I can't go too long without painting dogs!).  I'm thinking I might start on some landscapes or seascapes next.  Or maybe not.  Tomorrow will tell.

8x6
acrylic on gessobord