Tuesday, May 13, 2014


This is an oil painting of my son, Mason.  The picture that I used as reference 
was taken when he was about 8 yrs. old.  He was playing with the puppies of our dog, Tootsie.
This moment could not have been more perfectly captured!
The first thing that I painted was the puppy that he is holding.  
I kept telling my family to come and see how cute it was!  
I am continually becoming more comfortable with oil paint, and am enjoying it!
I figure I might as well paint things that I want to keep while I am practicing.
This painting is the first of a project to "redecorate" my front room.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Oil Painting of Marty and Cortney as Kids with the Trail 90 Motorcycle

This is an oil painting of myself and my husband as children.
We didn't really know each other back then, but I thought it was 
a fun way of painting us together.  I was very pleased when I found
a picture of my husband standing by his dad's Trail 90, because we
actually have the motorcycle now.  I had a picture of myself leaning against 
a snowman, which I was able to manipulate and use.  I actually used five or six
photos for this painting, like putting different faces on the bodies, etc.
I am happy with how it turned out!