Just in time for Christmas, Kaleen and Michael’s cotton and Irish bloom-filled painting is finished!
Talk about a great story behind this one…..
In February of this year, I traveled to Ireland to visit a friend with hopes of creating a photoshoot out there too. Weather was not on our side, and the southern portion of the country where the shoot was planned for was out of commission with flooding, power outages and road closures. Despite our bad luck, I had the joy of connecting via Facebook with a lovely florist in Cork, Ireland…. Carrie O’Connor at The Best of Buds. Her talents are amazing, and her kindness was incredibly generous. Her sweetness lead a client of hers to me……Kaleen and Michael were married in Dingle, Ireland, but unbeknown to them, Kaleen’s mother has purchased a painting for them as a Christmas gift. I love these gifts. The thoughtfulness that has gone into this painting by all parties involved really makes this season bright.
|Photo by Poppies and Me|
Even though their wedding was in May, I think this bouquet has a real winter warmness to it.
Time to catch up on another painting I recently cranked out.
The thoughtfulness that went into this piece is what makes my art so special. The parents of the bride wanted to give their daughter and son-in-law something memorable for their first anniversary, and discovered me through one of my previous clients. I love when that happens! Having gotten married out in Aspen, the bouquet was not transportable to their home in D.C. In comes me to produce a one of a kind anniversary gift!
Check out this pretty….
|Photo by James Christianson|
Wow. I don’t know what to say. Time has flown by. Summer is gone. Labor Day is here. Sister’s wedding is over. Projects are continuing. Painting is done.
With all that I have had going on this summer, I gave myself a little grace and decided to not feel too guilty about not writing for over a month. Everyone deserves a summer break, right? I’m still waiting for one, but the blog definitely got one. Rather than groveling over the busy-ness and trying to double back and catch up with an enormous amount of content, I’m just going to pick up where I left off….Jill and Doug’s painting. Well, it’s finished, and it’s a blue beauty.
I am hoping to share my next painting more regularly too….because it’s due mid-September. EEK! Get ready for me to jump back on the blogging bandwagon! Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!!!
A new painting has begun. I am currently in the process of sketching it out. The sketching process is looking to be a bear because of all the roses, but painting will hopefully go rather quickly…the piece is only 20×16 inches. This is the composition the client has chosen. Stay tuned for lots more updates later this week.