Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Austin Skyline

A friend of mine commissioned this piece and I was a little nervous about painting buildings for the first time. I was tempted to try to use a straight edge but opted not to so the buildings are not perfectly straight. I'm okay with that, though. I was also worried about painting the water, but it ended up being fun and it's probably the best part of the painting in my opinion.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail

Painting water is fun! Little tiny people and pets, not so much. I'm really enjoying doing Austin scenes and now when I drive around, I analyze my surroundings, wondering if they'd make good paintings or not. Austin is truly colorful in many ways.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Madeliene

Plaid! Pleats! What a challenge. I realized pretty quickly that I could not paint plaid in oils since they blend so easily, so I used acrylics for the first time in years to paint the dress. I love this little girls curls and I think the subtle background color really makes her pop out.