Wednesday, December 28, 2016

#125 Salami, Cheese and Crackers-FB Pick of the Day!


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I painted this piece for this week's Daily Paintworks Challenge, The Plated Food Challenge.  I had a lot of fun painting the food on the plate and I like how that part turned out.  Struggled with the plate.  I do not get along well with ceramics and ellipses!  This meal consisted of an apple, wheat thins, cheese, and salami.  I eat this for lunch pretty often.  

I'm going to participate in the "30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge" again this January.  Since I will be traveling for work on January 1-2, I started painting for it today.  My theme is "Painting through the Alphabet."  Today, I painted the letter "A".  I like how it turned out...will show you on January 1st!

6x6 inch oil on gessobord.  Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Thursday, December 22, 2016

#124 10 Minute Avocado Challenge


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Painting this avocado kicked my tail.  To start, my daughter (who was supposed to be sleeping) came out of her room at least 20 times in 1.5 hours!  Bedtime routine has been brutal lately.  At one point, after putting her back in bed, I came back to my still life box and found the dog trying to eat my prop.  Painting is always an adventure around here!  I think it was also challenging to change up colors with these.  The apples and pears were all variations of red and green for the most part.  But I have really loved these challenges and had a lot of fun with them!

6x6 inch oil on gessobord.  Email at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

#123 10 Minute Pear Challenge


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This painting is my second attempt at the "10 Minute Challenge" on Daily Paintworks this week.  This challenge has been so much fun.  I've seen improvements both times I did it.  It helped me focus on value, be decisive, and not over work  the painting.  It was also my first time to paint a pear!

6x6 inch oil on gessobord.  Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Monday, December 19, 2016

#122 10 Minute Apple Challenge


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I painted these apples for the "10 Minute Challenge" on Daily Paintworks.  It was the perfect thing for me to do after getting back in town from holiday travel.  I had a lot of fun with it.  I think I might try again today with a pear.  

6x6 inch oil on gessobord.  Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com.






Friday, December 16, 2016

#121 The Trike


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I snapped the photo reference for this painting last summer...my daughter's tricycle...which she has really outgrown at this point but she still rides around every once in awhile.  I liked the contrast between the shadow and light on a hot summer day.  Nice to paint something from the summer with the cold, gray weather outside!

6x6 inch oil on gessobord.  Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Thursday, December 15, 2016

#120 The Leaning Tower of Presents


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I painted this yesterday for the Daily Paintworks Challenge, The Gift Challenge.  I think it had been about a week since the last time I painted.  Last week/weekend was SO busy.  I worked extra hours, social events in the evenings, and the Indie Trunk Show.  It's crazy how some weeks are like that.  There were also some challenging things going on with my daughter.  I was completely wiped at the end of it.  In some ways I still am.  But it was good to pick up my paints again.  The drawing was the hardest part for me.  I really should work on my drawing skills but with my limited time for art, it's hard to pass up an opportunity to paint!  

7x5 inch oil on gessobord.  Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Indie Trunk Show and Painting Giveaway!








Last Saturday was the Indie Trunk Show!  It was my first time showing my art in a physical space.  Getting everything ready was a lot of hard work, but I'm really glad we did it.  I met some very nice and encouraging people.  It was fun to show my work and talk about it with others.

I also had a painting giveaway, "Pink Rose" (pictured above).  I hope the winner enjoys having it in her home!  

I haven't painted since the show.  Last week was so busy so I'm just trying to get back into a normal routine and spend some extra time with my daughter.  Hopefully I'll get back to painting tomorrow!

Thank you so much for viewing my art!  Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

#119 Grazing Horse


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I painted this for this week's Daily Paintworks Challenge, "The Mountain Challenge".  I found the photo reference on Pixabay.  I didn't fine one I loved with just mountains, but I liked this one of the horse with the mountains in the background.  The painting actually differs quite a bit from the photo...edited A LOT out.  I may try a larger one of this painting at some point or include more of the original photo in a larger painting.  

Tomorrow morning, bright and early, we head to OKC to set up our booth for the Indie Trunk Show.  My husband is working really hard in our garage getting all of it ready to go.  The show is on Saturday from 10am-5pm.  Please stop by and say hi!

6x6 inch oil on gessobord.  Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com.
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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

#118 University Boulevard- Facebook Pick of the Day!


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I had so much fun painting this house!  I snapped a picture of it as I was driving my 4 year old home from Children's Day Out.  I had originally stopped to take a picture of a different house, but she told me she thought that this one would be good for a painting.  I honestly just stopped the car to appease her, but then realized...she was right!  Really enjoy the contrast between the shadow and light. 

6x6 inch oil on gessobord.  Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com.
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Monday, December 5, 2016

#117 Sweet and Crisp


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I intended to paint some grapes the other day but they looked terrible.  Out of nowhere, I got the idea to paint our jar of honey.  It's a favorite of my 4 year old!  I was also eating an apple.  So I threw those in as well.  I had a lot of fun painting this one.  

6x6 inch oil on gessobord.  Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com.  
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Friday, December 2, 2016

#116 Modern Tea


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I had the hardest time with this painting. Sometimes things flow and sometimes they don't.  I had to adjust the mug several times and I'm still not sure how I feel about it!  Painted for this week's Daily Paintworks Challenge- The Cuppa Challenge.

6x6 inch oil on gessobord.  Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

#115 Frosty


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I painted this snowman a few nights ago, and my 4 year old daughter named it "Frosty".  It's actually an ornament from our tree but I didn't paint the string attached to the top!  I was looking to paint something quick because it was late at night and I was tired.  Just keep trying to paint as often as I can!  On a side note, my husband thought I should name it, "Stick 'Em Up" because he looks like he's being robbed!  Ha!  

6x6 inch oil on gessobord.  Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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