Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Good Morning!

New piece fresh out of the studio! Lots of texture in this "Good Morning" bouquet measuring 30x30" acrylic on canvas. Contact me for purchase details at: kirstenreed@yahoo.com.

Hope you have good morning!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Come Pick Daisies with Me!

Today I show you how to make two small canvases featuring the unassuming daisy. Come over and join me on StencilGirl Talk blog!

Hope to see you there! :)

Saturday, April 18, 2015

When Things Go Wrong on Your Canvas

When you are sitting at your art table, do you ever just think..."this is NOT where I want this painting to go" or "this is crap"? Well, some days are just like that.  I put paint down but don't like the direction.

I had a vision for this painting, it was going to be so spring-like in color and form with lots of abstract flowers and layers.  I kept putting paint down, but honestly just hated what I was seeing.  I didn't like the composition at all.  I didn't like the way the colors tied together. It just wasn't my vision.

I pulled out an old hotel room key and spread the wet paint all over the canvas in different directions.

I was actually please with the result. I briefly thought of leaving it like this but once it dried, I was back at work and came up with a very loose, not completely abstract bouquet of spring goodness.

 Here is a second picture.  The above is outdoor lighting.  The one below is indoor lighting. It's amazing how much they change.

This piece will be available for purchase soon!

Share in the comments below what you do when a piece isn't going your way.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Making It Last

After a spring break visit to Florida, I was inspired to paint several "beachy" pieces.  The weather on the gulf coast was spectacular, beautiful scenery and SUNSHINE.  ahhhh...such a reprieve from winter! I wanted to make it last and painting was one way to do that.

I thought I would share with you a few of the pieces... one of which has already sold and been moved to a beach cottage on the Florida Gulf Coast!

What is your favorite place to regroup? :)