Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Rebekah, July 24, 2010 - A Gift From Mother

Rebekah's Flowers were sent to me via her mother who wanted to surprise her with a painting preserving the flowers in memory of her wedding. The flowers were peach/pink roses, purple status, purple sweet peas, pink/purple carnations and white lisianthus.
View of left and right sides of canvas

Danielle & Matt Wonders, November 14, 2009

Danielle's bouquet was made with purple orchids and green leaves. She wanted her painting to be uncomplicated and contemporary with specific background colors.

After Danielle received her bouquet painting she inquired about getting a smaller 6 x 12 one done for her mother

Victoria, October 24, 2009

Victoria wanted a large canvas of 24 x 36 inches. Her bouquet had a beautiful range of flowers with green orchids, purple stock, purple orchids, gardenias and purple mums.
Here are some close up sections of the painting.
Gardenias don't last too long or press well in a regular press. But I managed to save enough of them to use in the painting through another method or pressing.

Mums press well especially if you lay them in individually. The red to purple colored flowers usually turn deeper after pressing.
Orchids are known for not keeping well in a press. They usually turn dark brown. I have my best luck with the purple and green orchids

Kathleen's Bouquet

The bride chose a 20 x 20 canvas which was perfect to show off all of her flowers. If you want a bit of all your flowers on the canvas it is best to use at least a 16 x 20 inch canvas.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Corey & Danny, June 19, 2010

Corey and Danny chose a 20 x 20 canvas to preserve their wedding flowers. The groom's bouteneer is on the left with green callas, grass & a peacock feather. The other flowers were white callas, green roses, white freesias, blue hydrangeas, stephanotis and purple asters.
They added a 10 x 10 parent painting

Monday, November 1, 2010

Christine & Steve, June 5, 2010

Christine and Steve had an 11 x 14 wedding bouquet painting made for their home which consisted of white roses, blue delphiniums, pink carnations, purple and white lilies and purple and white stocks.
They also requested two paintings made for the respective parents in 10 x 10

Monday, September 13, 2010

Cristina & Alfonso Suarez April 10, 2010

Cristina was such a pleasure to work with on her wedding flower bouquet painting. She knew exactly what she wanted to capture from her wedding. She chose a 18 x 24 inch canvas. Her flowers were green and white orchids, stephanotis and white roses
The ferns in the painting and the color green are exactly like the ones in their wedding invitation. I thought that the quote was so nice that I included that at the bottom of the painting.

Cristina wanted me to include the crystals from the handle of her bouquet which I used to set off the centers of the stephanotis and to add a crystal flower between the quote.
The bride also wanted some of the lace from her wedding gown in the painting. I chose to set it around the outside edge as an added touch.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ashley & Anyen, April 3, 2010

Ashley's chose to preserve her wedding bouquet flowers on a 12 x 12 inch canvas. The wedding colors were pink, white, gray and silver. She liked the ribbon design in another painting I had done and wanted this reflected in hers.
This is a side view of the painting showing the flowers wrapping over the edge with a continuing design on the 1 1/2 inch deep canvas.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Plants & Pot On a Private Patio Acrylic on Canvas

This is just a small 5 x7 inch study of some beautiful plants that grow at one of my favorite spots on a patio I enjoy

Acrylic Paintings on Recycled Cabinet Doors

Field of Flowers acrylic on recycled cabinet door
Hollyhocks Outside The Window acrylic on old recycled cabinet door

A Walk Through Lavender Leaves acrylic on old recycled cabinet door

Trompe l' oeil Acrylic on Old Cabinet Door

This was a commission request from a gentlemen who wanted to add something a little different to an old kitchen cabinet door that he has in his kitchen.
He had suggested maybe having the word "Spices" added and left the rest up to my imagination.
A little lavender, red chilly peppers and sage hung from twine.
With some garlic setting on the bottom.

Hand Painted Christmas Signs

There was a time when I had a booth at the Montrose Farmers Market. During Christmas I would sell my hand painted Christmas signs, reverse painted glass windows and other art work. Hopefully I can do this again soon!

Reverse Glass Painted Christmas Windows

Here are two more windows that I painted at Christmas time just to see how they would turn out. Old Saint Nick and the Christmas Tree.

Reverse Glass Paintings on Recycled Windows

I painted this window before Halloween and it sold pretty fast at the Montrose Farmers Market.
All my reverse glass painted windows are sealed on the back and have large eyelet bolts with chain to make for easy hanging.
This is a painting of my mother's cat "Cat Cat" who is in cat heaven now. It hangs under the eves of our neighbor's garage which we see from our back yard.

And this is in memory of my beloved Irish Setter "Showfield's Sweet Joy" (I just called her Joy Dog). She hangs under the eves with Cat Cat.
I love painting Ger aniums on the old windows. People seem to always like them and snatch them right up.

Koi Fish on Wine Barrel Lid Acrylic on Oak

Sunflowers Acrylic on Canvas

My daughter loves sunflowers so I painted this for her. Sunflowers are so bright, sunny and cheery!

Tyler & Alexander 12-19-09

Tyler's wedding bouquet had lovely pale pink lilies, deep blue delphiniums, pink roses and white roses.
, Quite a few of her pink roses had perfect heart shaped petals toward the center of the rose which I place at the top of the painting.
This wedding bouquet preserved on canvas is 18 x 24 inches.