Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Annapolis, Maryland Watercolor

I didn't take a good photo of this painting before I sent it off. The shadow across the top of the painting is bothering me, but oh well. This was a commission for a wedding gift of someone who lives and was married in Annapolis, Maryland. I've never actually been to Annapolis, but it looks like a beautiful place!

Wedding Date Art

 My brother got married in November and I made this painting to hang in his home as a reminder of he and his wife's special day. It will also be a good reminder to make sure my brother never forgets his anniversary :)
My 6-year-old daughter worked beside me and made her own version for them. 

Britt Bass Copy

My sister and I did a trade recently where she sewed me a beautiful  new skirt and in exchange I made her this painting. She liked the colors and style of Britt Bass's artwork, so I did a "copy" of one of her paintings. A quick picture of the original painting is below...

Funeral Program

Earlier this year I was able to help with the program for the funeral of a sweet little boy who passed away suddenly. I didn't know his family directly, but my cousin was assisting with the funeral and enlisted my help. I painted a simple wreath for the front of the program, as well as some little leaf branches that were used inside the program. 

My prayers have been with this dear family as they've dealt with Charlie's passing. It's a heartbreaking situation and I'm happy I could help in this small way. 

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Have Courage and Be Kind

 I loved the message from the new Cinderella movie of "Have Courage and Be Kind", so I decided to make this little 10"x10" watercolor for my daughters' room.
My daughter Bryn joined me in my painting session and made her own version, with the quote "Give Praise to Heaven"... maybe something she heard at church?? I love that my daughters love to paint and be creative like I do.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Oakland LDS Temple

This is a dimly lit photo, late at night after finishing another painting of the Oakland LDS Temple. I've been commissioned to paint this temple a handful of times now, but that's okay with me because it's such a beautiful temple! (And it also happens to be the temple where my parents and older brother were married).

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Dare to do Right

 I painted this 11"x14" watercolor for my son Tate's bedroom. The lyrics are from a familiar LDS Primary song. Boys are often told to be brave and daring, and I think the most admirable kind of courage is daring to do the right thing and have integrity. Hopefully that message will sink in with Tate!
Here it is hung in the "nursing corner" of Tate's room. 
The top piece (collage, acrylic, ink, and wax) was made during my semester in New Zealand. 
The painting on the right (acylic) is a painting I made for the Springville Art Museum's annual Spring Salon seven or eight years ago.