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 [...]

A Very Satisfied Customer!

Things have defiantly been busy and hectic around here lately. With our big move from Lake Zurich Illinois to Seffner Florida in March and the exciting soon to be arrival of our son coming in October, my website has been low on the priority list. I recently finished a custom order for a client and [...]

Untitled

36 x 12 inch stretched canvas with a 1 1/2 inch thick wooden frame that the canvas stretches over. It is a mixed media piece consisting of acrylic paint, broken and recycled glass, gold leafing, and a resin top coat. Completed May 8, 2014. This piece was specially created for a client in Tampa Bay, [...]

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 [...]

Broken Illusions

24 x 30 inch stretched canvas with a 1 1/2 inch thick wooden frame that the canvas stretches over. It is a mixed media piece consisting of acrylic paint, broken glass, gold leafing, and a resin top coat. Completed March 11, 2013. This piece has been specially created for my mother-in-law, after she saw a [...]

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 [...]