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.