Friday, February 17, 2012

flowers for fun

After last weekend, I was worn out with painting! But today the mood struck, so I sketched some flowers and used some brighter colors than I got to use during beach week :) We had a very nice morning outside and are all playing quietly for rest time. (it doesn't always happen that way!)

(Lest you think my life looks idyllic, a mere 30 minutes after these photos were taken I was cleaning vomit up off the kitchen floor.)

In other news, it has been a good week at our house. We have been keeping the house pretty neat, and I have been organizing. Now if I can only keep the momentum up through the weekend! Here's hoping that basketball and fun and church searching don't leave the house in shambles by Monday!

Monday, February 13, 2012

mural completion

The mural is (mostly) complete!! What do you think? I didn't paint the birds but did paint the ocean and the trees. There is also a tiki hut in progress on the other side of the kitchen. I'll keep you updated on the progress:)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

original artwork thursday

Still working on the beach mural... I dragged in an old piece of drywall to practice with acrylic paint on a larger scale. I think I'm going to be ready by this weekend to paint that mural! I'm really excited. This has challenged me to work outside my comfortable small watercolor zone and I'm glad for that.

Friday, February 3, 2012

original artwork thursday

I know it's Friday, but I don't want to abbreviate my title to O.A.F., so there you go!

This weekend I'm supposed to help my sister in law paint a beach themed mural in her kitchen, so I have been practicing. I hope it goes well! If it does I might post pictures. Hope your weekend is lovely!