Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Monday, July 23, 2012
|B+E: 8x10, acrylic on canvas wrapped board|
My husband Ryan and I started dating back in high school, so no one was shocked when we also ended up at the same University. We both had an amazing college experience. A major contribution to this success was the people that we were fortunate enough to surround ourselves with. B is one of the greats. He was my husbands roommate for the last two years in school. He is one of those people that honestly make you want to strive to be a better person. An amazing athlete, and excellent student, and most importantly, a strong man of God. He finally met a woman to compliment all his wonderful attributes and they recently got married earlier this month!
It has been a little over nine months since I last posted any art on this site. That time has not been used in vain, it has been filled with getting to know and loving the best little creation that I ever had part in making. Becoming a mother has rocked my world in all the best ways possible.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
|Cowgirl: 11x14, acrylic on canvas board, 2011|
Little N's first horse-ride was captured in this painting. She now has a huge obsession with all things cowgirl. She rides her play horse, she is a horse, she gets you to play horse. All around, she is a lot of fun! I used a burnt sienna for the image color, evoking thoughts of western times.
Monday, September 12, 2011
|Captain Grady: 24x30, acrylic on canvas, 2011|
This custom piece is my largest to date. It was quite fun scouting out just the right size to make the Captain the statement art piece that L. needed for her living room. His saltwater drenched hair shows up playfully in contrasted form.
At the Light of My Life Studio
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
My oldest friend B got married this past month and I was thrilled to be a part of her wedding. As stunning as she is in her appearance, she is even more lovely as a genuine friend. After seven years of courtship, it was a tender moment witnessing the two of them dedicate their lives to each other.
|Sweet Love: 11x14, acrylic on canvas board, 2011|
|Photo by Mary Jane Photography|
Thursday, July 28, 2011
|First Friend: 11x14, acrylic on canvas wrapped board, 2011|
Not only does S. absolutely adore her little daughter A., but she she showers her pets with love as well. How appropriate, that A. loves her canine sisters without question. I love the sweet scene of animal and baby together.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
|E's Anniversary: 8x10, acrylic on canvas wrapped board, 2011|
E. commissioned me for an anniversary painting with which to surprise her husband. From the several pictures that were sent my way, I could tell that that they love each other and they love the outdoors. I adore the color combination of the light gray on white background. It comes across very soothing and light.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
|Furbaby 1: 8x10, acrylic on canvas board, 2011|
When L. asked me to paint her two dogs as paintings for her baby's nursery, I was extra excited. Being pregnant for the first time myself, I have also spent multiple hours lately scouring the internet for nursery inspiration. I am excited to see the finished project that L. is putting together. The grey-on-grey color scheme of her adorable pups will make a fun statement on her walls, as well as be an interesting focal point for her new baby's visual development.
|Furbaby 2: 8x10, acrylic on canvas board, 2011|
Thursday, May 19, 2011
|Natural Love, 8x10, acrylic on canvas, 2011|
T. contacted me to paint a custom piece of her husband and herself. Talk about a stunning couple! I had the privilege to help her decide between several photos, including a couple from their wedding. I think she made the right choice, deciding on a timeless painting that captures a sense of a natural, loving ease in their relationship.
|Photo by Matthew Morgan|
Friday, May 6, 2011
|Long Beach Love:11x14, acrylic on canvas board, 2011|
|Photo by Chad Cress|
Weddings are always wonderful, but weddings with people you love are always even more momentous. J. has been my husband's best friend since they were kids. He is amazing and always full of live. I couldn't have chosen a better man to help shape such a huge part of my husband's life. J. finally found his other half in A. and joyously tied the knot back in January. Painting this piece made me think back to all the wonderful memories we all had together in Long Beach.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
|Tutu in Pink: 8x10, acrylic on canvas board, 2011|
T. contacted me in order to create the perfect Mother's Day gift for both her mother and mother in law. She commissioned three paintings in total, since her daughter is so adorable, she needed one for herself as well. I love that the pink color scheme was maintained, but customized to suit the individuals' home. Being my first year personally celebrating Mother's Day, I am quite sentimental to the fact that people enjoy celebrating family on this day!
|Tutu in Rose: 8x10, acrylic on canvas board, 2011|
Friday, April 1, 2011
|Twice as Nice: 11x14, acrylic on canvas board, 2011|
Cute little boys in their matching bear hats was the subject of this cute painting. From a friend on the opposite side of the United States, this was a surprise birthday present of her two precious sons.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
|VF-51: 11x14, acrylic on canvas board, 2011|
As an upcoming birthday present S. decided to gift her father, P. with a painting that paid tribute to his noteworthy career. The colors from the Navy were used, gray and blue, with a dark red accent for the tail numbers.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
|Married Bliss: 12x12, acrylic on canvas, 2011|
One of my stunning roommates from college is about to have her first baby! Even though we are now across the country from each other, I love hearing the updates of her life and visiting whenever possible. A. is honestly, the most put-together person I know. She is always so organized and thoughtful, and I learned a lot from her during our college days. As a baby gift, I decided to do a slight variation on the traditional animal themed artwork. The origins of their new little family started from their wedding day, and it will be a fun little reminder to little baby O. that his parents are still smitten with each other.
|Photo by Laurie Ann Martin Photography|