Painting this beautiful dog was bittersweet, from my understanding he sadly chased his last delivery truck out of the drive. His free spirit could not apparently be kept in any sort of enclosure and he always escaped. I thought it was a very kind gesture of the girl to have this done for the owners! I hope they treasure it.
Diesel 12×12 acrylic on canvas SOLD:
I picked up this pair of chairs from Consignment 1st for a great deal close to five years and always wanted to recover them (forgot to take a before pic) but they were peach and a cheesy gold. In a moment of desiring to recover them I ripped the fabric off one around three years ago and the loose fabric has laid over it since. I picked up a flowered print at Hobby Lobby several months ago on sale for $5 came home and recovered it the next day, even cut out the pattern for the second chair. But after all that hard work I realized I did it so fast because I would have chickened out because it still was not “it” for me. I always liked the pattern on the peach fabric and recently had the thought “why don’t I just paint it?” I paint everything else! So that is what I have done and it turned out very well!! The original patterned fabric turned out a little better than the new smooth fabric (wish I had never ripped off the original) but I am super happy with both. I didn’t get the pattern 100% correct on the smooth fabric but I see now that I have a picture side by side they are not exactly the same size so I will just use that excuse :) I used paint I had on hand. White mixed with a little water and painted all of both, then went back with Annie Sloan Provence that I had on hand. I used a foam sanding sponge between coats and it’s actually very soft. I put new trim on the existing fabric chair to match the new fabric chair.
Because I am over the white stuff, being stuck inside and winter over all, I’m in desperate need of color in my life!! The beautiful skies yesterday inspired me to paint something for my baby girls room (due April 6th) I knew I wanted flowers, somewhat abstract & loose. When I started I really didn’t have any idea what I was going to do, only the colors I wanted. This is the fastest painting I have ever produced and there is more I could do but I really loved it and since it is for me proclaimed it finished!
16×20 Acrylic on Canvas
I found these little booties hiding in an old sewing box that I made when I was twelve or so.