Monday, December 13, 2010

Decorative Painting ~ A Trip Down Memory Lane

So I was straightening up my basement which doubles as my art studio. I know I should really be wrapping. I started taking painting classes several years ago, 7 to be exact. Loved the friendships I made with women who had the same interest as me. I had recently been divorced and I was fortunate to continue to stay home, pursue my interests and be home for my kiddos. Once they were in school full time I signed up for painting classes. Best thing I ever did next to divorcing my ex, kidding of course, ok be nice, Susie :)

So while the rest of my blogging buddies are getting nostalgic with  Christmas ornaments, music, and reminiscing of Christmas' past. I was reminiscing about how my love of painting has completely evolved and how it has become a huge part of who I am and what makes me happy. And I would like to share it with you...
My very first piece and I still have it. Well who the heck else would want it??

I love this because it was the first piece I did by myself at my kitchen table with no instructions but the book.

I love Ros Stallcup! She is an artist who just goes with it, no patterns and I loved doing her stuff for a LONG time and still do! Did this for my sister using her technique.

Then I got into murals and it just wasn't my calling.

I really love this although not my style. It was one of those I can't believe I painted this kinda pieces.

I so loved doing this. I painted it for the school auction along with 2 matching chairs. Definitely one of my faves!

And lastly, crazy detailed but love her stuff, Betty Caithness design. So much time but so worth it!

Hope you enjoyed my trip down memory lane! I know I did :)

6 comments:

Elle {SWITCHEROOm} said...

You are extremely talented! Too bad you're not into murals, because that one is really nice!

Looking forward in seeing more paintings from you :)

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Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

Very fun! You are a great artist! I always wanted to be able to paint and draw like that!

Lady Chris said...

Love your paintings...especially the last one by Betty Caithness. Do you do anything that you sell? Chris at Dreamgrdn dot com.

Tammy said...

you are seriously talented. i love the last one, so Americana. ;)

decorating diva {aka deanna} said...

VERY TALENTED! YOU COULD BE MURALIST IF YOU WANTED TO! IT'S JUST SO TIME CONSUMING THOUGH! I PREFER TO DO MY DECORATIVE PAINTING ON FURNITURE, IT'S A SMALLER CANVAS THAN GREAT BIG WALLS! ANYWAY, YOU'RE GREAT!