Painting Restoration

This week, I thought I would share some tips on restoring old paintings. My husband's grandmother was a wonderful artist, but after many years of completing pieces, some get neglected. I found some pieces that especially spoke to me but were never really finished. After years of sitting around, they were pretty dirty too. This [...]

Tobago Cays

20 x 24 inch canvas which is framed with a 2 and 1/2 inch wooden frame. The frame's wood is done in a driftwood finish to match the ocean and beach of the painting itself. The painting is done in oil paint medium. This piece was completed on January 31st, 2014. This piece was painted [...]

Aspen Trees

24 x 20 inch canvas which is framed with a 2 and 3/8th inch cherry frame. The painting is done in oil paint medium. This piece was completed on August 7, 2013. This piece was painted from a picture taken of an Aspen Tree forest in Colorado, USA.  My husband and I travel to Colorado [...]

Anguilla

6 3/8 x 10 5/8 inch canvas which is framed with a 1 inch custom made wooden floating frame. The painting is done in an oil paint media. The piece was completed April 19, 2013. This piece was painted from a picture I took while on vacation for my brother and sister in law's wedding [...]

Leaf

20 x 24 inch canvas framed with a three inch brown and golden picture frame. It is a mixed media piece consisting of oil paint and gold leafing. Completed March 29th, 2013. This piece is another experiment with oil paints and gold leafing. It was created by beginning with an oil painted base, then adding [...]

Stroh

Each is a 12 x 12 inch stretched canvas, which is framed with a golden colored floating frames. Each piece sits back into the frame. They are mixed media pieces consisting of oil paint, gold leafing, thin metal wire, and a resin coating. Completed February 28, 2013. These two are a new collection I have [...]

Untitled

36 x 23.5 inch canvas with a 2 3/8 inch black and golden custom painted frame. It is a gesso and acrylic mixed media piece with handmade magazine origami hearts and gold leafing. Completed November 16, 2012. This is another addition to the Paper Hearts collection. It was inspired by another piece I previously made [...]

For Laura

14 x 11 inch canvas with a 3 inch black and white custom painted frame. It is a gesso and acrylic mixed media piece with handmade magazine origami hearts and gold leafing. Completed October 2012. This is another completed piece in the Paper Hearts collection. It was painted specially for my sister's 20th birthday present. She has [...]