Thursday, August 29, 2013

Refuge from the Storm - Brigham City Temple

It's been a long time since I have painted a "Refuge from the Storm" temple painting!
This is a watercolor painting of the Brigham City Temple.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Lunch and Learn at Deseret Book Flagship Store

I had the great opportunity to participate in a "Lunch and Learn" at the Deseret Book Flagship store.  I chose to demonstrate painting with both watercolor and oil paint.  I painted the same subject matter (hollyhocks), and switched back and forth between the two. 
This was a great way to show the differences between the two kinds of paint, and it was really interesting to me to see which kind of paint I preferred using.  I was actually more drawn to the oils.  When I was finishing up, I was able to sell the watercolor painting to a kind lady from Australia.  The reason she picked the watercolor was because she was leaving on a flight home the next morning, and the oil painting would have still been wet.  I was happy with how both of them turned out, and I think I'll have to try that experiment again another time.


Lilacs for Mom

It's definitely time to get back into a routine of posting somewhat regularly. 
I have had a good summer of mainly being busy with my kids. 
Now that they are in school, I can focus a little more time on art.
I actually painted this oil painting, "Lilacs for Mom," a couple of months ago. 
It is one that I did of my daughter carrying lilacs. 
I was working on painting quick and spontaneous.