Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Trompe L'Oeil Painting of Money with Stamps and a Pencil

Acrylic Trompe L'Oeil painting of money , pencil and stamps
"It Takes Two," acrylic on panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD

At first I was just going to paint the $2 bill, but I struggled to figure out how to partially cover up the serial number, as I don't like to show it in its entirety when I paint money. The number "2" wasn't really a conscious thing in assembling the pieces, but it all came together, and I think the painting ended up being a pretty convincing illusion. Thanks for looking!
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Daily Painting Study of a Vanilla Ice Cream Cone with a Cherry

Small realist acrylic painting of vanilla ice cream cone with a cherry
"Two Scoops with a Cherry," acrylic on panel, 7" x 5".
Continuing with my studies of ice cream, here's one with just a cherry. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Behind the Scenes Photos of Ice Cream Cone with Chocolate and a Cherry Acrylic Daily Painting

Small realist acrylic painting of vanilla ice cream cone with chocolate and a cherry
"Standing Tall," acrylic on panel, 7" x 5".
I just thought I'd share a few progress photos I took of this daily acrylic painting. The secret to working realistically in acrylic is, as I've shared before, thin layers and a medium mix made of 70% medium (my preference is matte) and 30% water.

You can also see here that I originally included the surface the cone was sitting on, but boldly decided to cut it out in the end! Enjoy!







Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Video Slideshow Behind the Scenes Painting Old Money Trompe L'Oeil in Acrylic

Acrylic trompe l'oeil painting of old money
"Old Money," acrylic on panel, 10" x 8". Commission (SOLD).

For this commission, the client sent me a couple of monetary notes from the 1800s - definitely the oldest things I've painted to date - and asked for a trompe l'oeil piece similar to some historical paintings he'd seen. It was a fun project, and I loved painting the yarn especially!

Here's a little slideshow my husband put together for me showing some of the steps of this painting as it progressed. Enjoy!
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Monday, February 13, 2017

Daily Painting of Ice Cream Cone with Chocolate and a Cherry

Small acrylic painting of vanilla ice cream cone with chocolate and a cherry
"Standing Tall," acrylic on panel, 7" x 5".
SOLD

I opted to leave out the surface the cone was sitting on, leaving it float in the space, so it's got a more illustrated look that I think is kind of fun. Thanks for looking!


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Daily Painting of a Single Red Hershey Kiss

Realist acrylic painting of a red hershey's chocolate kiss
"Just a Kiss," acrylic on panel, 5" x 5".






My husband saw these "kisses" at the store and suggested I try painting a few. 
This one is painted at several times life size.

SOLD
 
Thanks for looking!
 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Daily Painting of Three Hershey Kisses

Realistic acrylic painting of three hershey chococolate kisses
"Small Victories," acrylic on panel, 6" x 6".

SOLD

My husband saw these "kisses" at the store and suggested I try painting a few. Thanks for looking! ***Please note that despite my best efforts to photograph my paintings accurately, colors will vary from screen to screen. The painting features a light pink background.



Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Daily Painting of One Scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream

Small realist daily painting of a vanilla ice cream cone
"One Scoop of Vanilla," acrylic on panel, 6" x 6".
SOLD

Two Daily Paintings of Fallen Vanilla Ice Cream Cones

Small realist daily painting of a vanilla ice cream cone that's fallen
"Soft Fall," acrylic on panel, 6" x 6".

SOLD
Small realist daily painting of a vanilla ice cream cone that's fallen
"Cone Down," acrylic on panel, 6" x 6".

$89.00 + $10.00 shipping

I painted this same cone, fallen and melting, from two different angles, with slightly different lighting in each. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Daily Painting of Vanilla Ice Cream Cone Melting

Small realist daily painting of a vanilla ice cream cone melting
"I'm Melting," acrylic on panel, 7" x 5".
SOLD


I picked up a half gallon of vanilla ice cream for this small series of ice cream paintings.

Fun fact: I painted these pieces mostly upside down (the paintings, not me!). Why? Because it helps me to see the shapes more objectively.

Thanks for looking!