Friday, July 25, 2008

Arte y pico Award

Arte y pico
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Wow! My dear friend Linda Blondheim gets a big THANK YOU for honoring me with the Arte Y Pico Award. This award was created to be given to bloggers who inspire others with their creativity, and for contributing to the blogging world in whatever medium.

In am a neophyte in the blogging world compared to Linda. She has a beautiful, information packed blog you should check out.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

"A Moment to Reflect"

Here is the finished painting after tweaking and adding a few birds. It looks pretty much the same as the previous posting because you can't see the subtle color enhancement and brush strokes. I have titled it "A Moment to Reflect".

I was surprised to get an email from the people who have commissioned this painting. They visited my blog and wrote to ask if it is their painting and if so, they are delighted and can't wait to see it finished. Commissions are a bit more stressful than painting for myself because I want it to be just what the customer ordered. I am pleased to know they are already happy with it.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

New Painting

This is a commissioned painting similar to "Southern Skies" (posted Feb. 8). I say similar because I never paint an exact replica of a previous painting. Not only is that impossible but also boring. Part of the challenge is to use like content (trees, water, grass, etc) and design a whole new look. This painting includes all the elements of "Southern Skies" without being a carbon copy.

I still have a bit of work to do. Some tweaking of the accents and of course, adding birds to give it life.