Friday, April 29, 2016


oil on canvas
16 x 20 inch

When I first began painting, I painted a work called "Purple Ladies" which was a hideously executed acrylic painting about gossiping.  There were three that was talking, the other with her head up to the sky laughing and the one in the middle standing with a look of distaste on her face.  I've always hated it when I hear someone being talked about. It's one thing to speak one on one to a trusted friend about things, but it's quite another to blab in front of a group that may or may not have had the chance to make their own judgments about the person being talked about.  So in my opinion, it's best to just keep the mouth shut.  

So anyways, I decided it was time to cover up my ugly painting and paint something more positive.  Now these ladies have the right idea...compassion.  That is how it should be.  Don't you agree?

frame detail

I had this frame that I believe came from a thrift shop and it worked perfectly.

I took it to Tessera Gallery.  Final Friday is tonight, but this piece is not on display yet because I was too late delivering it there.  Life is keeping me busy...working in the yard, working on the next Finding Faith painting, creating new pieces for the gallery and most exciting of all was our youngest son's master piano recital last weekend.  We traveled to Texas to see him play and WOW.  He has really grown in his music the last two years he has studied at UT Arlington.  We were in tears.  If you are interested in seeing video from his recital click HERE. If you are short of time, you can forward to the last minute and a half or so.

I hope to finish the second Finding Faith painting in a week or so, but until then, here is a another peek.  As you can see, there was a reason for that red flannel shirt.  :)

sneak peek detail of next Finding Faith painting
Have a beautiful weekend everyone!

♥ Lisa

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Small Paintings and a How the Finding Faith Project is Going

Wendy With a Watering Can
oil on panel 6 x 6 inch
 You can probably tell from my color palette that I am excited Spring has arrived.  I've been very busy in the flowerbeds cleaning them out, digging and planting.  Mud on my shoes makes me happy.  I was outside from 10 am to 9 pm yesterday, so obviously the progress on my next Finding Faith painting is moving along VERY slowly.  I did these small paintings over the last three weeks or so.  I am loving oil paints right now and vibrant colors.  I am working on new ways to paint flowers...always a challenge for me.

Flower Pitcher
oil on panel 5 x 7 inch

oil on panel 5 x 7 inch

Striped Pitcher
oil on panel 5 x 7 inch

Here's a little teaser from the next Finding Faith video (the music you hear in this snippet will not be a part of it).  The photos and video turned out great and the 30 x 24 inch painting is coming along.  It might be another couple of weeks before I am done.  If you have no idea what the Finding Faith project is click HERE.

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I wish you all a joyful end of the week!