I took a break from my commissions (while waiting for my canvas to arrive) and painted this one. It's been a while since I've done a figure with the palette knife loose work. Felt good to free up and express my feelings with paint. I think I need some art therapy these days…
I asked my friends on Facebook for help with a name and Amira came up with the one I used, "Forgotten Rose". There were so many great suggestions! Thank you all! I was pleasantly surprised that this one sold in two hours after posting it! I really need to do more of these…and larger. This one was an 11x14 which is my go to size but I know many of you want a larger statement piece. Look for some in the future or, if you can't wait, commission me!
I've been planning this series for a while now and excited to get started! There will be 10 when it's complete but that might take me a while. I have three commissions in the works now and am still trying to complete the 30 in 30 Day Challenge by Leslie Saeta.
This new figure series was inspired by a blog I found via Facebook. I thought my daughter would like it...so I "liked" it. Turns out I'm the one that liked it. It's called Running in Wedges. Nicole Alyse is a New York City,personal style blogger and vintage buyer. She not just beautiful,also has great hair and an amazing photographer. One day a post popped up and I was inspired to paint her so I was thrilled she said yes, and have been anxious to start the series ever since. It will consist of a series of 10,small format,somewhat abstract figures of vintage fashions.
If you've been following for a while you may remember how excited I was to have my daughter be my muse, only to discover I'm too attached to the paintings to sell them. Now I'm happy to have found Nicole's blog,and my new muse!...Maybe someday...when I'm famous...I will be able to afford a live model, but until then, thank you Nicole!
It's been awhile since I've painted a vintage lady. This piece was done for last weeks challenge on DPW, "paint your undies". This was fun to do. I'm going to have to retake the photo though because some of the details got a little washed out, such as the table.
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|I revised this painting and it's now in a private collection|
Revisiting my vintage dress paintings the other day inspired me to do a large one. The dress I used for reference was a vintage prom dress or maybe a wedding dress but I updated it a little with the floral appliqués that I love so much in today's bridal styles. I love to watch "Say Yes To The Dress" and am so inspired by the dresses on there. I know, I'm a dork...but I just love that show. I also love weddings and would get remarried every year if I could! I am really happy with how this painting turned out. I had been wanting to do something like this for a long time but I think I wasn't ready until now.
Joining the party at My Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday-
so many great links there!
I had a nice surprise this afternoon. I got a google alert. It's usually either from my post I made the day before or some French website talking about some different Beaudet like Jacques Beaudet. But this time when I clicked to see if maybe it was someone talking about my paintings it was! It really was! The Decorating Diva used my painting Sa Robe Noir on their website! This is the second one of my paintings that has been used by them. I would like to say a big thank you to The Decorating Diva whoever you are. It means so much to me that you have chosen my art two times for your website!
I think this painting, now available as a print,
would look stunning
would look stunning
in a bedroom
I found this image
on flickr and just fell in love with the simplicity of it.
I love the soft colors in
combination with the dark wood.
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