Day 26 thru 30 of 100 Day Project

It’s week 6 of the #100dayproject2019 for me. I’m keeping my focus consistent with more colorful flower paintings and animals with flower crowns so this week I painted a beagle and a dachshund along with the many interpretations of boho flowers. Check them out and let me know what you think. To follow along daily please follow me on Instagram and see the #100dayproject unravel daily on my feed. Also, if you’d like my weekly email with the paintings that are for sale from the week then join my Pen Pal list HERE

All paintings are $100 for 100 days so grab them now while they’re still a steal!

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Day 21 thru 25 of 100 Day Project

Week 5 of #100dayproject2019 was one of the busiest yet! I sold 2 of the paintings this past week which is super gratifying and also had some commissions come in so I’m a very busy painter! Yay!

Below are some photos of the 5 paintings from this week. If you want to follow along daily please follow my IG HERE This week included flowers, of course, a golden retriever and a yorkshire terrier aka yorkie. So cute!

And if you’d like to get my weekly email with the colorful boho paintings from the #100dayproject that are available for the current week please join my Pen Pal List HERE

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Day 16 thru 20 of 100 Day Project

Week 4 of the #100dayproject2019 was a good one. I did my FIRST time lapse painting session of a french bulldog (below) which can be viewed HERE. I’m very pleased with how the frenchie turned out! I’m still exploring all the unique differences when painting flowers… there’s a lot. I kind of prefer the simplified version of a flower/more abstracted but some of my clients prefer more detail so it’s interesting to find a balance. I also thought the colorful elephant with flower crown (below) came out really charming. To follow along and see me paint these paintings in real time (1 painting a day) check me out on Instagram & if you’d like to be added to my Pen Pal list please subscribe HERE

All paintings for the week will be released at 10am on Saturday morning on my site so check back or sign up for the Pen Pal list to be notified. Cheerio!

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Day 11 thru 15 of 100 Day Project

Last week was my 3rd week of the #100dayproject2019 which has been so fun so far. These photos show the 5 paintings I painted last week. Again, I’ve been concentrating on colorful flowers and animals with flower crowns. These colorful paintings represent happiness and joy. I hope you enjoy these colorful and eclectic boho inspired paintings. To follow along day to day find me on Instagram and/or join my Penpal List to get all the scoop HERE

Thanks for following along.

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Day 6 thru 10 of 100 Day Project

I’ve completed my 2nd week of the #100dayproject

It’s been super fun so far but fair warning it is time consuming. I would not attempt this kind of project if you have A LOT of other things going on but for me right now I think it was the right move. I really appreciate the act of painting something everyday and the energy that I’m putting into not only the painting but also the marketing & thoughtfulness. In my opinion this energy that I’m putting out into the universe is coming back at me. I’ve received 3 commissions in the last month and I think that has to do with the energy I’m putting into my painting so definitely worth it! Give it a try if you’re an artist. If you’re an art lover look out for artists that are hashtagging their work #100dayproject #100dayproject2019 #the100dayproject #the100dayproject2019 because you can find some excellent work at affordable prices because these artists are pumping out so many paintings—AND WE ONLY HAVE SO MUCH ROOM IN OUR STUDIOS haha ;) I’m going to post some pics from Day 6-10 below. Don’t forget to follow along daily on Instagram and if you want to receive my weekly emails with the paintings that are available for $100 each that week join my pen pal list HERE

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Day 1 of 100 Day Project

Yay! I’ve started my first 100 Day Project. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the 100 D.P. basically you pick a project and make something for 100 days. I’ve decided to paint an original painting every weekday (Monday-Friday). I painted my dog—a beagle mix, Henry, to kick things off… he looks like a fabulous jungle king!

Each painting will be for sale at the end of each week. Every Saturday I’ll be emailing my list of art lovers and sharing the listings of the 5 paintings that will be available on my website for that week. The paintings will all be first come, first serve and you have to be on the list to get notified so please DM me your email address if you’d like to be added (hint, hint).

GET THIS… every painting will be $100 ONLY! So 100 ORIGINAL PAINTINGS FOR $100 EACH. As Joey from Blossom would say… “Whoa!”

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I have recently relocated to Wilmington, NC to pursue my dream of being a home owner and enjoying a better quality of life than I could afford in California. All sales will help me get my painting business off the ground in North Carolina and fuel my new life. 

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Please follow along with me on this journey as I push my limits creatively here on INSTAGRAM. I’ve NEVER, EVER attempted even 5 paintings in 5 days let alone 100 so any feedback would be much appreciated! And if you’d like to be notified about the paintings For Sale each week then please join my penpal list HERE.

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A Pet Portrait from Start to Finish

I thought I’d demystify how to create a custom pet portrait from beginning to end. My client asked me for a portrait of a recently passed away family dog named Dudley. Dudley was a beloved family pet and lived a long good life and they wanted a way to commemorate his life with a keepsake. How lovely!

 
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First off, I’ve been painting for over 15 years and I did study art (and interior design) in school but it’s really just about practice and making mistakes and doing it over and over again until you come up with a look you like. When I studied in college painting was all about photo realism and how to make your painting look like the photo. BORING! Yes, I learned “techniques” in school and they are very helpful in the beginning but in recent years I’ve more been interested in un-learning what I learned and taking my metaphorical bra off and letting it all hang out! I say this because the photos I include in this post aren’t from any traditional technique from steps 1-10. Sometimes I started at 1 and jumped to 5 and came back to 2 and had FUN! My goal was to make a colorful pet portrait that looked like Dudley but that had personality and pizazz! Let me show you what I mean…

So as you can see above, I started with a simple line drawing using a thin paint brush. Then I added some fun under-paint colors. Why pink? I get that question a lot. I just love pink and I love how it vibrates with other colors when you lay colors on top of pink and have little hints popping through. Pink and green are also complimentary colors so I knew it would impact the fun wreath well. I then started painting the wreath. I didn’t do a fun under-paint color here… Why you may ask? No reason. I definitely could have done something under there and it would have made the leaves even more interesting but I decided to go a little more “traditional” on the leaves by starting dark green and building my way up to light green. I also got into painting the eyes and nose at this point and I kept these pretty traditional as well because I wanted to capture Dudley’s soul and expression here.

I touched base with the client and got some feedback on what background color she would want for the custom dog portrait. The client mentioned she liked gray and lavender and that Dudley’s iconic red collar was a must. I added in the collar and did some fun pastel highlights. I must tell you that when I discovered adding pastels to my paintings a couple years ago it was a GAME CHANGER. It just looks so fun and some of those colors and textures you just can’t replicate with paint so it really gave my paintings that colorful, whimsical edge that makes them look at little more eclectic, fun and spontaneous. I then went to painting the background color in. I decided on a grayish/lavender color (as per the client’s request) and I left hints of pink popping through (hard to see the pinks popping through on the photo but I promise they’re there). Then I sealed it, signed it and mailed it off the client.

I’m really happy with this piece because I think it looks like the colorful pet portrait I was going for while retaining some of the realistic quality of capturing Dudley’s personality.

If you are interested in a colorful and eclectic pet portrait of your dog, cat or rat ;) feel free to reach out to me or visit my Pets page.

 
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