I always wanted to paint portraits...people portraits. Turns out I was no good at it so I painted a cow, and then another cow, and a llama, then a dog, then a cat and that's how I ended up here. Thanks for stopping by!
For the last few years the Lafayette Art Association (LAA) has been doing a really great fundraiser with 6"x6" canvases. Members paint original paintings on 6x6 canvases. Buy a ticket for $45 and you're guaranteed a painting! It's a great way to collect small pieces by your favorite local artists. In addition to the 6"x6" painting, a few artists each year are asked to do a 12"x12" canvas painting which are put in a silent auction. This is my second year I was asked to do a larger painting for the silent auction. Mae Louise will be available at the auction on October 23rd.
6x6 FUNdraiser - Buy A Ticket, Take Home a Painting
Exhibition: 10/4 – 10/23
Reception: Sunday, 10/23 5:30 – 7:30
Tickets on Sale 9/1 ($45 ticket guarantees a 6x6 canvas)
Giraffes are probably my favorite animal to paint after cows. I guess I had giraffes on the brain since I read an article about them a few days ago. Scientists recently discovered there are 4 different species, not just one! As a super nerd I find that so cool. There is definitely some differences in the spots of the different species...guess I'll have to start paying attention when I paint them now!
I've done a lot of giraffe paintings over the years, but none as colorful as this one! Willow the giraffe would be a great addition to a kid's room or nursery.
One of my longtime friends asked me to do a custom animal painting for his girlfriend who loves sea turtles. Franklin was a challenge...I'd put it up there with harlequin great danes (all the spots!)...but I enjoy figuring out techniques to paint different animals. I'd never done a sea turtle painting before so I say not bad for my first try!