Friday, May 14, 2010

18x18, "Lucille" acrylic on canvas

Okay...this is my new favorite!  I am just so pleased with the way my very first elephant turned out!  I created this canvas for my mother and stepfather's wedding anniversary which was in April.  My grandmother LOVED elephants and collected many statues/figurines of them in various sizes that were always on display when I was growing up.  I used to love to look at them all!  The collection was passed down to my mother...who loves elephants as well.  She also loves anything African I thought that I would add my own colorful spin on a look that I typically see in shades of brown, black and gold.  I think I accomplished what I set out to accomplish!  I also tried a new product...Liquitex Pouring Medium...I used it on top of the flowers...I was hoping for a thinner look to them but was my first time messing with the product!


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Teacher Appreciation Week...

9x12 "A Teacher Ignites" - Acrylics on Canvas

The above canvas...a mixture of knowledge, wonder, curiosity...along with bits of nature, math, letters, etc. was created for all those fabulous teachers out there!!!  I created it especially for one of my daughter's teachers, Ms. Matthews, a 1st grade teacher...and for having the honor of being chosen for Teacher of the Year 2010!  You go girl!!!  I hope that she loves the canvas as much as I do!!!  I hated to see it leave the studio!  This one is one of my favorites!