Thursday, July 14, 2011

So... I Paint

One of my oldest friends got married this year - I've been friends with her for 18 years so you could say we're like "this" (picture me crossing my fingers). For all her wedding gifts I wanted to give her something extra special so I made her artwork for her new home. I had asked her if there was something specific that she wanted and she said "just do whatever you want". Now I love experimenting with my art but when I paint for someone I tend to try to meet their style more than my own - my thought on this is that they're the ones who have to look at it everyday right!? So I knew she liked abstract-ish paintings, lots of varnish, and her wall colours were light green with lots of earth tone accents. This was the outcome:

1. The Engagement Gift:

"Leading Lines" - Acrylic, Gel medium, and Varnish 20" X 40"

2. The Bridal Shower Gift:

"Blue Haze" - Acrylic, Gel Medium, and Varnish 48" X 24"

3. The Wedding Gift:

"Reflection" - Triptych Acrylic & gel medium 4.5' X 3'

For the last painting I went big (go big or go home right!). I made this triptych painting (three panels) that would go up her stairway. Working with green walls I knew the copper and silver would pop. I also opted to skip the varnish because the metallic paints were shiny enough (which you can't really tell in the picture though). This one was my favorite out of them all and I was so proud of it. I wish I could have kept it for myself but I guess I'll just have to make another.

{Photo © Laura Clarke Photography - shot with my Canon G9} 


  1. Wow! These are really good. I always wished that I had some sort of creative ability, but alas, it all went to my talented sisters.