Thursday, March 31, 2016

Commission Work, Small Paintings and What's Next on Finding Faith

Commission painting
mixed media on 9 x 12 inch canvas

A friend of mine has this wonderful and faded photo from 1926 of her grandparents and her grandmother's two sisters jumping rope in the middle of a field in Kansas.  She asked me to paint them in my style and this is how it turned out.  She loved it, which is always a relief!



Bedroom in Gold and Sky Blue
mixed media on wood block 4 x 6 inch

 Last week seven of my tiny paintings (4 x 6 to 6 x 8 inch sizes) sold from Tessera Gallery, so I painted several more to fill the empty spots.  I really enjoyed doing the interior paintings that were inspired by some old decorating books I bought from a used bookstore last year.

Dining with Cobalt and Paisley
mixed media on wood block 4 x 6 inch

And of course my favorite subject...figures.  These are all imagined or from my "sketchbook sweetie" sketchbooks.


Peggy and Patty in Pigtails
mixeed media on wood block
4 x 6 inch

Grace With a Good Luck Cat
mixed media on panel 5 x 7 inch


Liliana and the Sleepy Cat
mixed media on panel 5 x 7 inch

Bike Ride in Spring
mixed media on panel 5 x 7 inch
(SOLD)


 And look what I found!  A red flannel shirt for my next Finding Faith project.  It cost $3.49, so does that make my project low budget?  :)  I am happy to tell you that things are well on the way and we are excited about how the video and photos have turned out.  Time for the painting!  Wish me luck!

A million thanks for all your amazing and uplifting comments on this project.  I was truly overwhelmed with all the kind comments, sweet emails, and encouragement to keep at it.  Faith loved reading all the comments too, and that's important because without her, there would be no Finding Faith.  :)

See you soon.
  
♥ Lisa

22 comments:

  1. i love ALL of these paintings, lisa!

    xoxo

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  2. I agree with Lynne - I love ALL these paintings.
    Can't wait for your new video/painting project. Anticipation is good.

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    1. Thank you Julie! Thanks for anticipating. :)

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  3. NICE works! LOVE the figures....so SWEET!

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  4. Peggy and Patty got me when you shared the other day, another set of amazing dresses. Your commission is great, not surprised they loved it. Xox

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    1. Hi Corrine and thank you! Peggy and Patty's dresses are made with cut pieces of scrapbook paper. xoxo

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  5. Your small paintings are delightful! And so happy you are doing another video/painting project! Can't wait.

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    1. Thanks Judy and thanks for the enthusiasm over another art project! I am anxious to start the painting!

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  6. The painting of the women skipping rope captures that moment in time perfectly. Very very nice! And the small piece of Dining with Cobalt and Paisley reminds me of Matisse, one of my favorite painters.

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    1. Thank you Barbara, I love Matisse, so that is such a compliment. :)

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  7. These are all so good Lisa!!! Excellent work!!

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  8. Beautiful paintings. Peggy and Pattie in Pigtails is my favourite. I am drawn to the lovely colour of their dresses.

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    1. Thank you Carol! They just may be my favorite too. :)

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  9. all of these paintings are gorgeous! Congratulations (I love them all, but especially Bedroom in Gold and Blue)!

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  10. Lisa, you have made my heart smile again! I love your art so much! Congrats on the sales! I am so proud of you! How fun! A red flannel shirt! I can't wait to see what you do! Big Hugs!

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    1. Dear Stacy, thank you for your sweetness. Hugs back.

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