Monday, September 12, 2011

New Painting

Its been a while since I have posted about a new painting. As you can tell I am very much a beginner but I am still VERY proud of all that I have done. Thankfully I have a great teacher, my mother-in-law. She rocks and is a great inspiration because she is still going to art classes and learning new things.

My first painting was a gift to a friend that I completed at Painting with a Twist. I do believe this is what created my painting bug. I used to take art classes in school but never got to paint. We mostly did sketches and worked with pastels.

Some of my older paintings I learned a great deal along with getting some courage to do my own thing. I don't really like being unsupervised while I paint. I get very stressed and tend to panic when I think things are going wrong. There have been a few times where I toss the canvas completely. Then there are times where I white it all out and start over.

The last painting I did was back in February for a friends birthday. I grabbed the idea off of Etsy and made it my own. She really enjoys the painting and it is proudly displayed in her home. I think it brings me more joy to give my paintings to my friends because I know that they really appreciate them.  

I did do one as a Christmas gift for a friend and I do believe I am most proud of how it turned out. This painting is sentimental mostly because of the appreciation and thought that went into creating it. It was definitely the most difficult one and the one that took the most time. I was in no rush!

I completed one last night that is really different than what I am used to. I have noticed that I really don't have a certain style. I like to dabble in all things from abstract to landscapes. It looks really simple and I thought it would have been because I found the idea on Pinterest. Since I did not use spray paint mine was a lot more time consuming and difficult. It also did not help that the painters tape I used did not keep the paint from bleeding under. I am sure it didn't have anything to do with the glass of red wine I was enjoying during the process! I had to do a lot of touch-ups, but it turned out great! At least I think so.....



  1. That is seriously awesome!!!! Great job!!! :)

  2. Love that painting and the colors! I would love to get started with doing more paintings, but it seems I never take the time to make it happen. Your works, however, have inspired to get moving!

  3. Love this I saw something like this on pinterest & want to do it for my new apt.


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