Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Love Me Some Furniture To Paint!

I'm always on the hunt for a good solid piece of furniture. Doesn't have to be fancy...just in good condition and made of real wood......then I paint it and sell it.  Well sometimes I keep it.  Not this one though.  I sold this one and my customer loved it.  I liked the fact that you could use it in your child's room then move it to a hallway, mudroom or even the kitchen for storing linens. 

Spring is here and with that comes the opening of the flea and antique markets....Yay!!  I'm going to head up to the Aberfoyle Antique Market this year....I've never been.  It looks great...outdoors with lots of vendors bringing goodies to sell, some real bargains to be had!!  I'm sure there are some pieces there in need of a new life with some handy dandy painting from yours truly....we shall see!!!!!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

No. 8

Did I ever mention I love horse racing?.........I do.  I worked at a couple tracks when I was younger and fell in love with the horses I groomed.  I always felt it was a privilege to work with them. They were really big and always on the muscle.......they allowed me in their space. 

I'm still very close to the industry....my "other half" works at Woodbine (big racetrack in Toronto) and I go as often as I can.  My  boys occasionally go in to the track as well (they're 15 and 12) and they love to see the horses up close and have developed a real respect for them.

Needless to say over the years I've expressed my affection for them in my art.  This one....I did a few years back(okay...more than a few years).

Thoroughbred racing starts at Woodbine this weekend and I look forward to the inspiration it brings to my heart and my artwork.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Work In Progress Part V

Done, done, done....took the piece to her last night and she was very happy.

My next commission is much darker..I'm looking forward to it. Maybe I'll post it when it's done. I don't know if anyone wants to see another WIP...LOL.

Once again, thank-you for your kind comments.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Work In Progress Part IV

Almost there.

Work In Progress Part III

I have to finish this painting today. Am I the only one who always manages to bring it right down to the wire?? Even when I think I have plenty of time...apparently...I don't.

So I guess that's my cue to get off the computer and get busy painting.

I'll post 2 more pics of this WIP and then it's on to the next commission looking up at me from my table.

Thank-you to those who have commented on the postings of my WIP.........you have been very kind.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Work In Progress Part II

Okay, so moving along. I have my background wash in and have started with a little foliage to give it depth. I like to keep it simple...can you tell??LOL

Not a lot to say at this point. The next post should have a little more oomph to it...fingers crossed!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Work In Progress Part I

I know it's been awhile since I posted, but hey...bite me, I have kids 'n stuff.

So..here is a commission piece I am working on and as usual I'm down to the wire on this one. It's due in a couple of days...did I mention I paint sloooow? It's a fairy(duh!). I've used some photos of my clients granddaughter to resemble her a little bit.........I had to stress "this ain't no portrait".

I'm pleased with the drawing and composition and fingers crossed, the painting will go well..guess we'll have to just wait and see. Check back if you're interested, as I'll post more as I work towards the finish....Cheers!!