Brighten up your home with some colorful, happy art! Here are some of my available paintings, sure to add some happiness to your home!
I always have good memories when I think of carnations. We used to give these out at high school on Valentine's Day. My friend and I arranged a secret mission and bought them for all the teachers one year. Another time we gave them to those who we didn't think would get them. We never put our names on them, but we hoped they would feel God's love through this act of kindness. It's amazing what a gift can do to open up the heart!
This painting was created on a 9" x 12" wood cradled board with acrylic paint and a texture medium. There are some touches of gold in this painting and it's finished with a glossy varnish to make the colors burst with joy! This painting comes with a black frame and is ready to hang!
During this crazy Spring of 2020 my mind keeps going back to the butterfly. As we are all stuck in our homes I think about the cocoon. Once the caterpillar goes inside, it will never return to it's original state. However, it is much more beautiful and free after its release! I think this time can be that type of transformation for us if we use this time wisely and meditate on good thoughts. For me, I have been renewing my mind in God's word, and my faith gets stronger every day! I have decided in my heart, to become the butterfly!
This painting was created on a 9" x 12"wood cradled panel and has some texture medium on the base. I like to use texture to create the idea of the rough patches in our lives becoming something beautiful! The vibrant acrylic paint and glossy varnish make this painting blossom with life! It comes framed and ready to hang!
When I see trees starting to blossom in the Spring, the notion of hope comes to mind. As Spring resounds with themes of new life and new beginnings, I also think of new dreams and new ideas. I think many of us have areas in our lives where we may have hidden away some dreams or desires we have had in life. Maybe they seemed too great, too big and just beyond where we are now. Maybe we have walked through a "winter" season and hidden these dreams in our hearts waiting for a better time. However, I think oftentimes there's not a right time necessarily for those dreams to blossom, but maybe more like, a right frame of mind. There are many times in my life that certain dreams came to pass in seemingly inconvenient timing! My daughter was conceived during my mom's cancer treatments and born two months after my mom passed away. I illustrated my first children's book while I was now a mom of two, trying to balance life with an active toddler and baby. I birthed a new art business after a major move and under an insurmountable amount of stress... in the first three months I sold more art than I had sold in that time frame in years! During this coivd-19 crisis I invested more money in my art business than I ever had before (this all being while my husband got laid off!) I have learned not to always wait for "Spring", but just get in the right frame of mind, and go for it!
This painting was created in acrylic paint with hints of gold on an 8" x 8" wood cradled board in a 10" x 10" black float frame. It is finished with a beautiful glossy varnish which makes the colors pop! Let these beautiful Magnolia flowers remind you of the hope and dreams that are in your own heart, and let them blossom!
Black Eyed Susans
Black Eyed Susan's remind me of love. Simply because of a time in my life I needed love the most and was shown it in the most amazing way! At the time of my mother's passing, I was 7 months pregnant. I was heartbroken and in both absolute grief over my mom and genuine excitement over my soon to be daughter. I hadn't bought a single thing for my daughter's arrival and since she would be my second child, I was not expecting a baby shower. Long story short, a month before she was born my friends and family surprised me with a baby shower. I have never felt so many emotions in all my life! The story was, before my mom passed, she talked to my aunt about throwing me a shower. She was planning to be there and had all the details in her mind. My aunt made her wish come true, and the decorations and details were exactly everything she would have done. I saw my mom in every single detail. I was so overcome by emotions. I felt so loved like never before.
My mom loved Black Eyed Susan's so the theme of these flowers were all around, symbolizing her presence. I always think of this time when I paint these flowers.
There is nothing like a Mother's love, and I love the things that remind me of her.
This painting was created on an 8" x 8" wood cradled panel and framed in a 10" x 10" float frame. I used some texture medium on the base of this acrylic painting. I love looking for beauty from the rough places. A beautiful gloss finishes this painting and makes these flowers dance!
As I was creating this painting I was thinking about beauty. I have always believed there is beauty in everyone and everything, it just needs to be drawn out. True beauty is something that happens at a heart level, it's not surface. As I was creating this piece I was dissecting my own subconscious thoughts. It's easy for me to see beauty in others or to find beauty from a difficult circumstance. However, sometimes when it comes to me, I feel beauty= image or perfection. Yuk! That is so not true, but somehow I think our culture can deceive us in believing that. So, as I see beauty in everyone else, I am going to choose to see it in myself. Will you accept the challenge with me?
This "beauty" was created on an 8" x 8" wood cradled board with acrylic paints. It is framed in a 10" x 10" black float frame. It has a texture medium underneath and is varnished with a lovely gloss that makes a true statement of, well, imperfect beauty!
I made a painting of some white Alstromeria about a year ago. I was trying to achieve the look I used to get with oils using acrylic paint. In other words I was trying to bring the old into the new. I put the painting away because it just didn't look right to me.
The other day I took it out and gave it a bit of a makeover. The season I am currently in is a messy one. It's a season of motherhood with two little ones, which includes spilled juice, paper scraps on the floor, sticky hair, piles of laundry and constant dishes. It's also a season of my children laughing at the smallest things, floor tickles, cute sayings and my heart being captured when I see them helping each other. It's my beautiful mess. So, I approached this painting (as I do all my current work) to reflect that. Instead of perfectly blended colors and smooth surfaces I added a bunch of texture and expressive brushstrokes! I actually love this painting now, and it feels more genuine!
This painting was created with acrylics on an 8" x 8" wood cradled panel. Finished with a glossy varnish, this painting is bursting with color and fun! This is framed in a black wood 10" x 10" float frame.
As much as I love flowers from a floral shop... I adore little hand picked bouquets of wild flowers! I used to have a neighbor whose visiting nurse would go out in the yard (we had a shared yard since we lived in a town home) and hand pick these sweet little bouquets. She had an eye for putting grasses and flowers and leaves together and making them look amazing. She saw something in our yard that most people just didn't see. It was truly a gift that left an impression on me.
Beauty is all around us, and when we have eyes to see it, we will value this world we live in so much more!
This colorful painting was created with acrylics on an 8" x 10" wood cradled board. It's got some wild brushstrokes and wild color to showcase this simple wildflower bouquet!
Yellow Tulips 11" x 14"
Yellow Tulips symbolize cheerfulness and friendship! This 11" x 14" painting was created on a wood cradled panel in acrylic paint. This happy painting is finished with a glossy varnish that makes the tulips pop! Ready to hang and bring some joy to your wall!
Yellow Tulips symbolize cheerfulness and friendship! This cheerful painting was creating with acrylics on an 8" x 8" wood cradled panel. It's varnished and comes in a 10" x 10" black float frame and ready to hang and bring some happiness on your walls!
This beautiful Pink Peony was created on an 8" x 8" wood cradled board with acrylic paints. I have been playing around with the idea of beauty coming out of the rough places, so I used a texture medium on the base of the wood. A pale pink peony emerged from the rough place, giving a sign of hope and perseverance! I finished this piece with a gloss varnish which really enhances the color and texture, bringing this painting to life!
This painting comes in a black wooden 10" x 10" float frame.
Forsythias will always remind me of beautiful Spring days at my parents house in Massachusetts. They were one of my mom's favorite flowers and she would grow them in her yard and decorate with them in her home during the Spring months. I never realized how comforting it would be to see these flowers several years later after my mom left this earth.
Sometimes the things that remind us of loved ones feel sad, but there's a slight comfort as well. This is the weird thing about memories. But as I was painting these flowers, I was comforted. And upon looking up the meaning of the Forsythia flower, it means "anticipation." I realized that the comfort of these memories lies in the hope that I will see my mom again. I know where she is and I know the way there. There's a true anticipation in my heart, and that's the truest form of comfort!
I feel anticipation is an emotion we should all carry. Anticipation of Spring weather, anticipation of a breakthrough in medical science concerning this virus, anticipation that the storm will pass and the sun will come out again!
This painting was done on an 8" x 8" wood cradled board with acrylic paint and finished with a beautiful glossy varnish. It is framed in a black wooden 10" x 10" float frame.This painting is full of texture, bright color, and hope!
Yellow Tulips 8" x 8" Teal
Yellow Tulips symbolize cheerfulness and friendship! This painting was created in acrylic paint on an 8" x 8" wood cradled panel. It's varnished with gloss to make the colors pop! Ready to hang and bring happiness to your wall!
Red Cardinal on Sunflower
8" x 8" acrylic painting on wood panel. This painting is full of color and texture! See close up to view texture.
Bouquet with Red and Pink
This was a fun little bouquet I created, inspired by coffee and the colors red and pink! This painting is in acrylic on an 8" x 8" wood cradled board. It is full of texture and bright color!
This painting comes in a beautiful black wooden float frame so it's ready to hang!
Sunflowers and Lavender
Sunflowers symbolize joy and happiness and Lavender is a symbol of peace. So, I like to call this painting "Joy and Peace"! This is acrylic on an 8" x 10" wood cradled board. It's full of texture and vibrant color! This would make a great gift to someone who needs a little extra boost of joy and peace! It's also finished with a beautiful glossy varnish. This painting comes unframed.
There's nothing like a red rose to say "I love you"! Red roses feel very celebratory to me. As much as they are a common flower, the times I would receive them were extra special occasions. For this painting, I added a bunch of texture and even some touches of a vibrant, almost florescent, red to portray the joy of receiving a beautiful red rose! Like confetti going off in your heart!
This painting was created with acrylic paint on an 8" x 8"wood cradled board. It's full of texture and a beautiful color palette enhanced with a glossy finish! This painting is framed in a 10" x 10"black float frame.
This vibrant Fuchsia painting was made with acrylic paint on an 8" x 8" wood cradled panel. There is something so beautiful about these small flowers, they are dainty and very colorful! The sunny yellow background compliments the deep purple of the fuchsia, and with the addition of a glossy varnish, this piece really pops!
This painting is framed in a 10" x 10" wooden black float frame.
This is an original acrylic painting on 8" x 8" wood cradled board of a beautiful King Protea. Protea flowers symbolize courage, diversity and transformation.
This painting has touches of gold and is finished in a glossy varnish, making the Protea come to life! It is full of texture and color and comes in a black wooden frame measuring 10" x 10".
Original acrylic painting on 6" x 6" canvas of a beautiful opened tulip. Orange tulips are symbolic of happiness, enthusiasm and energy and make a great gift that promotes joy to it's receiver!
Red Poppy Painting
This is an original acrylic painting on 6" x 6" canvas. Two beautiful opened poppies are enhanced with a gloss varnish and make a small, yet sweet statement of beauty!
This is an acrylic painting of white magnolias on an 8" x 8" wood cradled panel. This painting is full of texture with a simple, yet beautiful, composition! Magnolias symbolize dignity and nobility. Finished with glossy varnish, these colors become vibrant and alive!
Flame Colored Tanager on a Sunflower
This is an acrylic painting on an 8" x 8" wood cradled panel. This painting has beautiful bright Fall colors and is full of texture! This is finished with a gloss varnish that makes the colors pop!
Monarch Butterfly and Cone Flowers
This acrylic painting was done on a 4" x 12" canvas. It has a beautiful glossy varnish and really pops with color!
Wisteria grows on trees in the Spring and can be symbolic of celebrating a new season, such as a new business, new marriage, welcoming someone into a new town, or celebration of new babies being born! What a beautiful painting to have as we (hopefully soon) enter back into civilization as we know it!
This is an original acrylic painting on an 8" x 8" wood cradled board. It is finished with a beautiful glossy varnish. This painting does come in a black wooden float frame 10" x 10".