Thursday, March 28, 2013

Sister's Weekend and Birthday Party!

Last weekend, I went to MD (right outside DC) to have a birthday weekend for my sister who turned 50. I have 7 sisters, but only 5 of them made it for our first ever sister's weekend! (there are 12 siblings in my family...) I wanted to make something special and as promised, here is the painting I made for the birthday girl, Mary.

I painted us in birth order, and Mary is the 5th sister from the left. I'm the 4th. I loved making this painting so much, and seeing her face was worth all the hard work. Here she is opening the gift:

We had such a fun weekend, that we are already planning our next trip together.
I'm linking with Paint Party Friday and Sunday Sketches. (links on the right) I hope you will join me in seeing what other wonderful artists have been creating!
Happy Easter!!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Trying Something New

Hello and wecome! Once again, I'm linking with Paint Party Friday and Sunday Sketches this week. (links on the right) I hope you will join in the fun!
This week was all about the sunrises here in South Carolina. I saw the prettiest one on Monday, and couldn't wait to come home from work and try painting it, this time in oils. For those who visit my blog, you may remember I tried painting sunsets in almost every medium, but I didn't have a chance to try oils. (you can read about it HERE.) So, here is my first attempt:

I've worked on it each day, so I'm not sure it's finished!
I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone has been making this past week! Happy PPF and SS!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Paint Party Friday and Sunday Sketches

Hello and welcome! I'm still working on my secret project and it's coming along great! I hope to have pictures of the progress and finished piece by March 22nd. (That's when I'm heading to my sisters and taking her secret gift with me!) In the meantime, here are a few things I've been working on:

That's all I have for now! I'm linking with PPF and SS and I hope you will join me. (see links on the right) Have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

A Peek Inside My Watercolor Book

Hello all and happy Sunday! I'm linking to Sunday Sketches today, and hope you will join me in visiting the other artist's blogs to see what they have been creating! I'm working on a secrete project for my sister's upcoming birthday, so this weeks sketches are from my watercolor sketch book:

Have a wonderful week!