Monday, February 21, 2011

Shoreline Siblings

Shoreline Siblings:11x14, acrylic on canvas board, 2011

Every mothers' heart melts when they see their children love each other. This tender moment of W. and Z. has always been a favorite of their mother. Transforming her favorite photo into a painting was a joy considering that beach photos always yield the most fantastic light that lend themselves to great contrast.  

Monday, February 7, 2011

Villa d'Este

Villa d'Este: 8x10, acrylic on canvas board, 2011
 Villa d'este is a beautiful fountain covered mansion on the outskirts of Rome that was built by a former pope. I experimented with adding more color to this piece, reflecting the mood of the villa. This piece will soon be shipped off to Washington, where it is designated for a waiting room in a dental office. My art in a public place...I am so flattered.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

A Family Affair

A Family Affair: 11x14, acrylic on canvas board, 2011
 This painting was extra special for me. My father-in-law came to me with a request to create a painting of the family in order to surprise my mother-in-law. I loved adding to my family through marriage. I gained the most generous mother, wisest father, and most fun brothers that I could have ever dreamed up. I owe them all a huge thank you for creating the most wonderful man in the world(upper left hand corner), my handsome husband.    

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Behind the Scenes

Photo via Me Oh My
 I have been learning so much since starting out on my business venture that is Light of Life Studios. I am also pleased to announce that I have officially obtained my business license from the sweet little town on Suffolk that I now call home. Creating beautiful things has always been a thrill, and figuring out the packaging for my product was very important. The pink bubble wrap was a fun touch that I stocked up on when it came out in stores during the Breast Cancer Awareness Month of October.

 An extremely vital aspect was the creation of my business cards. I love how their graphic design reflects the aesthetic of my paintings. Jen over at the lovely blog Made by Girl is the source of these beauties. Her shop is filled with beautiful art and cards, that would brighten anyone's day.

The Green Duck

The Green Duck: 8x10, acrylic on canvas board, 2011

It has been awhile since I have painted a piece for my Etsy Store.  I have to admit, that I am flattered by those who have commissioned original pieces lately. I have been staying quite busy and loving every minute of it. This green-on-blue duck is quite playful, as it looks to be taking off in flight.