The hills are alive and I’ve channeled all my inner Maria into this new piece (on @fredrixcanvas 30x40” gallery Dixie Pro canvas). You can practically feel the sun and breezes. Anyone else see Sound of Music a million times? I think it’s one of the reasons I love painting mountains so much. I absorbed all Maria’s love for them over those many, many viewings ❤️.
4,4159217 September, 2019
24x30 inch acrylic on raw stretched canvas. Link in profile.
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@woodlucker creates botanicals out of paper, and they are exquisite. To know what you love to make is such a gift to yourself! And to MAKE what you love to make is a gift to others.
2,1772615 September, 2019
“Just Don’t Forget About Me” 48x36 inches mixed media on raw canvas
1,2993615 September, 2019
Sometimes what you’ve always done is really what you are meant to do. ✌🏼 #abstractpainter
To say I am tired would be a massive understatement. I feel like I have a newborn again. As much as I was looking forward to school starting again, I forget how difficult the transition is. My kids are not flexible. My older son has a tough time with change. He holds his shit together just long enough to make it through the school day but all hell breaks loose once he gets home. My younger son thinks he’s 3.5 months again, not 3.5 years. He does not go to sleep, and wakes us up a minimum of 2x a night. It would be fine if he snuck into our bed and just went back to sleep, but that’s not what happens. Every night, I hear his door open. Then he either runs into our room, or first opens his brothers bedroom door. He eventually lands in our bed with his head in one of our stomachs and feet in the other ones ribs, and continues to flail back and forth as if he were a robotic penguin that is on the verge of breaking down. This mama-hood thing, along with everything else in life, is just so cyclical. The highs are sky-high and the lows are lower than low. But I’ll say, my kiddo running into my room at 2:30am so excited to tell me his tooth fell out, despite having just fallen asleep after bringing the other one back to his room, is one for the memory books. One day I will sleep again, until then I will mourn the loss of all my energy. ...
This Mama’s Mourning
Acrylic and pencil on canvas panel
Available on my website, link in profile
In many ways, I paint answers to “what if?” scenarios that pop into my noggin every single day. For example... what if we take some pastel colors, contrast them with saturated colors, then use some neon pink and tiny bit of neon green to kick it up a notch? Voila! 🤩 “Blossoming I” acrylic on gessoed Fabriano watercolor paper, approx 8x10. It took a few days of adding a bit of paint here and there, but I’m finally happy with it. 😅 Hope you have a wonderful day!
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Thanks so much for having me out last night ! I had an amazing time sharing the stage with such incredible songwriters !
Now that the surprise has been revealed, I can share this... 😊 .
The Forcan Ridge, the Saddle and Sgurr na Sgine (for the climbing geeks!) -Scotland. In a landscape format that perfectly fits its spot in the lovely @sallylizzle ‘s new home. Loved painting this one. It brought back memories of a top day shared with two wonderful people, in perfect winter conditions 👌🗻✨
Seize the day. Acrylic and thread on canvas 28”x9”
Well, I finally finished my Pinot Noir grapes illustration! 😅 This one took me SO much longer than I thought, but it was well worth it. I had such a blast exploring all of the different textures on the leaves, grapes, and vines, and learned a lot that I’m excited to apply to my works in the future. I definitely want to do another wine varietal illustration... any requests? 😃🍇🍷
Me in my happy place.
I have many days where I just don’t feel that productive. When I actually sit and work out what I cram into each day, I realise that it is ok to have a few of those days where everything seems to go a lot slower. I’m still moving in the right direction and life is good.💕
Whoever imagined that living in New York would lead to over stimulation & over inspiration? Thank goodness @erin.trk found the serenity and calm in Helsinki to finally hear her inner thoughts, and create these beautiful Kivi tables. Discover them in the ÅBEN shop.
This lesson is probably my favorite to date that I've shared in my True Colors Art Program. Being Brave is really about letting go of all the shoulds and shouldn'ts and just going for it. An intermixing of intention and intuition. And finally arriving at a point where I can let go and just create from a point of pure Bliss. Come see what all the fuss is about in my extensive painting membership program, including all the archived content, that's over 100 lessons from me and my guest artists. Only $33/month. Link in profile.
Cool soothing blue tones for today. All hues of blue make regular appearances in my work, I love them all!
Do you have a favourite blue?
‘Blue Morning Table’ Acrylic on board, 52cm x 60cm. DM for further details
Seth Godin once said, "If you are willing to do something that might not work, you’re closer to being an artist." .
6'×6' || ACRYLIC ON CANVAS . .
Last few weeks were harsh and full of failed attempts but it's just a part of flow. Believe you're no weaker than what has already failed can break you. I mean, failed attempts didn't break me. It's got me comfort at the place I was once discomforted at , got me a chance to reach there and explore more. I had to get the strength to my potential I believe I have. .