Monday, March 26, 2018

Art for Sale! Colored Bird


     I painted this little guy in 2014 and he's in need of a forever home.  "Colored Bird" is painted with acrylics on stretched canvas and measures 8 x 10 inches.  You can find him on sale in my Etsy shop at

 https://www.etsy.com/listing/589422894/colored-bird-original-acrylic-painting?utm_medium=SellerListingTools&utm_campaign=Share&utm_source=Raw&share_time=1522075502000&utm_term=so.slt

*add coupon code COLOREDBIRD25 to get a whoppin' 25% off!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

A Mural for Snugs

     Last weekend was pretty awesome.  I met my brother at my sister's place in southeast PA and we spent the day painting a mural in the nursery of our soon-to-be niece or nephew.  On a dark greenish grey accent wall, we painted a forest of birch trees for this woodland-themed nursery with the help of our brother-in-law.  It actually didn't take as long as we thought.  Instead of a second coat of white, we decided it had a pretty cool looking texture so we left it at that and added a little "carved" heart with mom and dad's initials and a little purple martin silhouette (a reference to one of father-to-be's jobs as a biologist with the PMA.)  It was a great siblings weekend and a wonderful chance to put our artistic skills to work to celebrate the newest member of the family!

Before.




Step 1: painting basic tree shapes.





Mom and Dad's initials "carved" into one of the trees

Cleaning up the edges


Painting in the knotches


Purple Martin cameo

All done!