A Girl and A Boy
|I will never say I'm an artist but I will say I love to paint.|
CANVAS: Michael's Craft $50-$75 Each
PAINT: Micheal's Craft $28-$36
|The charcoal sketch evolved into this:|
A very abstract version of Derek looking over Doak and I after labor. I was 40 weeks pregnant and that was the only visual that came to mind.
I ended up loving it and Derek does too!
|Apparently Ben does too!|
|Der's face detail|
|Oil paint is sooooooo expensive! |
To get the look I mixed plaster with the paint color to create the depth and thickness of oil paint. I never used a brush on this entire painting... completely done with a spackle knife.
|My brother John asked me to paint him something for his new place in Charleston, SC. The first thing I thought of is "Rainbow Row." |
|Fun with bright colors!|
|Work in progress|
|Packing up for Charleston!|
I added some "paint swatch" art and pillows that really bring all of the colors from the painting together.
|"Paint swatch" art is such an easy way to bring a ton of color into your space.|
Best part... it's FREE!note: I'm leaving for South Carolina in the am and can not wait to see how this turns out in John's house. I will post photos when I get home!
|Very Berry paint swatch|
| Above: Marketing postcard for Model Home Interiors.|
note: When I worked at MHI I was asked to make art for spaces that needed an authentic feel. I replicated this piece for a modern high end condo in D.C.
|If you were wondering where Doak was while doing all of this...|
Haha... he's the best!
Have a good one!