Showing posts with label Italy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Italy. Show all posts

9.02.2014

Day 2 of the 30 in 30 Challenge



8x8 inch panel


Busy painting! I've also been working on a portrait commission which is coming along nicely. It has four faces in it though so it's a little more work than normal. This painting was inspired by a Facebook friend's travel photos. Just a quaint little French scene. I added the flowers and the tree on the side.
Tomorrow's painting will be another from her photos. (I'm still waiting to get some of my daughter's photos from her trip to Paris…) 

Jen


8.03.2013

A Warm Welcome Palette Knife Painting



A Warm Welcome
11 x14
oil on canvas
sold

It's been a while since I posted a new painting, and even longer since I've painted a door! It's not that I wanted to paint and have many ideas lined up, 
but have been focusing on my paleo diet, trying to get my auto immune problems under control. I researched a lot and have read that they have a tendency to progress to other one's, and I don't want that. 
I'm feeling pretty good and have much more energy, 
so I hope it's working. 

For this painting I used a palette knife for the majority of 
it and finished it up with a sharp angled brush for some details. I love the texture you get with the knife. I also tried to keep the colors on the warm side with a few complimentary ones here and there. 
Overall though, I was going for a warm, inviting feel.

What colors do you like to use or decorate with?




8.27.2012

Venice Cruising...


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This painting was inspired by my dad's trip to Italy. It's been a while since I've painted from his photos. I would love to visit in person someday. Italy and Greece are top on my list but I always seem to choose Hawaii. I have many years to get there but I would really like to go with my mom who will be 70 this year. We've always talked about taking a trip to Europe with my daughter and my sister.

 I'm currently working on a large pier painting and should have it done today. It's very similar to this beach scene but a lot larger!

  

6.27.2012

Bella Blue Door


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I really like this combination of colors; so sweet and welcoming. 
The pot is a little washed-out in this photo. 
I hope you're having a great week! I'm looking forward to the 4th of July and
my birthday month! Is it bad to want to celebrate the whole month for my birthday? 



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