Friday, February 15, 2013

"Matt and Melissa" Oil Painting Commission Final

30x40, Oil on Linen
Finished the Commission piece today!  I'm so glad.  This one was a real challenge but it was also a great discipline to make myself stick with it.  So many textures and colors.  I won't lie to you.  I am gently relieved. "Gentle" because it was a kind way to realize I'm sick of commissions!  I did learn through these past weeks that I need nudges and pushes to try things I would not normally do.  God can use those challenges to grow me and keep me relying on Him.
In the photo there is a couple sitting on the surfboard.  They had requested that they be taken out.  The surfboard was their place to look out as if they were seeing their future. 
Hope you all get some time in the next few days to sit with your dear one and just dream and enjoy the way God calls us in beauty. I pray Matt and Melissa get reminded of that every time they see this painting.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Darkness into Light, Faith Artists Show

Deliberate Discovery of Hope
March 2 - April 12, 2013
Jacque Lamy Gallery
1607 Dragon St., Dallas, TX 75207
Mon - Fri 9-5, Sat 11-4
Reception: March 9th 4-7 p.m.
Please come and see some great art from 16 artists
with a variety of styles and mediums.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Last Commission Oil Painting

This is just the top of the 30x40 painting I'm currently working on.  I finally finished the sky after 4 layers! 

I'm on my way to doing the bottom this next week.  It is for a great couple who commissioned this piece. I sure want to make them happy!  I will be perfectly honest and say that I HATE commissions and have decided that I am NOT taking anymore!  Not saying that anyone has been unkind to me.  I have actually had some great experience with commissions.  I have just gotten to the place where I don't have time for what I WANT to paint and I feel like I need to be doing that. As for this couple: I promised them I would do it.  Onward I go...