Thursday, September 20, 2012

Sailing Away on Something Different

Oil paintings on 8"x8" Gallery-Wrap Canvases

Here is another commission that came my way from a Sunfish sailboat enthusist from Texas.  These small, 8"x8" canvases were fun to paint.  They have 2 inch gallery-wrap sides, so they are hefty little guys.  The woman wanting the commission really wanted the sunset and reflections to say color!  I can't wait to see a photo of them hanging on her navy blue walls in Texas!  It will be interesting to see how she decides to arrnage them.  Sail-on!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Commissions - Something Different

Oil commission from black and white wedding photograph
Logo design

I have been working on several different commissions this summer.  Some of them have been very different from what I am normally working on.  I am posting two of them here, more to come.  The top painting is done in oils, and was done as an anniversary gift.  I painted it from a 1950's black and white wedding photograph.  Very different, in that it is more representational than much of my work, and of course centers around the figures.  Fun to do!  The second one here, is a logo design that I created for a natural horsemanship equestrian center in Sweden.  I met the wonderful owners at a Parelli course one of our daughters was taking a couple years ago, in Florida.  The bottom one is the final design they chose.   Check out the lovely Swedish scenes, and what Lina and her mother, Åsa, are up to, Dalpraktken Sweden