Wednesday, June 24, 2009

"Number Please"

24"x 36"
Oil on cardboard

I keep mentioning my vintage photo shoot, which is happening this Saturday. I have been busy gathering up props, finalizing clothing, hair, talking with models, and even interviewing with G Magazine. A friend lent me this 50's rotary phone, and I couldn't resist painting it. It is just like one that was at my grandparents' house when I was little. I love the sound of the dial going around. If these phones would still work, I would so have one at my house!
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Monday, June 22, 2009

I recently finished this commission for my cousin. It is such a pretty picture, and I was so happy with how it turned out that I had to go ahead and post it. It is also the first horse painting I have ever done. Enjoy Kristi!
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Thursday, June 18, 2009

"Sitting and Waiting"

4 1/4"x 5 1/2"
Oil on Mat board

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I haven't done one of my daily paintings in a while, but I finished everything I needed to get done today before lunch. I was looking around for something to work on, and saw this photo of dad on top of a pile on my desk. He looked so sweet that I just had to paint it!
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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

"Climb On Board"

20"x 24"
Oil on Canvas

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A big thanks to the friends, and strangers, who stopped by my demonstration on Saturday. This is the piece that I was working on. I feel like I say this a lot, but this was done from one of my favorite photos of my family. My grandmother is turning towards the camera, her dress blowing a bit in the wind, with my dad and aunt in front of her. She just looks so glamorous. In my own wardrobe, this is the look that I have been trying to replicate. This piece was fun because I painted the canvas a dark blue first and then painted in the entire thing in white. I finished by adding in a few very dark details, which I hope show up in the photograph.
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The Mysterious Life of the Metropolitan Housewife: Give Away! Give Away!#links

The Mysterious Life of the Metropolitan Housewife: Give Away! Give Away!#links

In my constant search for inspiration for my paintings, not to mention inspiration for my wardrobe, I read a number of vintage sytle blogs. These ladies are so fun and stylish, and I find myself wishing we were friends so that I could raid their closets!

Currently The Mysterious Life of the Metropolitan Housewife is having a fantastic give away. Click on the link above, enter the give away, and check out her amazing style!

Friday, June 12, 2009


Yes, I know this is just a big canvas painted blue, but it is in preparation for my painting demonstration this Saturday, from 11am-noon at my studio at Art Crossing on the riverfront, Suite 111. Come watch me start to fill it up with a beautiful vintage image of my Grandmother, father and aunt. Let me know if you are planning to come so I know how many to prepare for. Hope to see you there!
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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Congratulations Joy and Jeff!

Joy commissioned this piece for Jeff for their one year anniversary. It was a surprise for him, and his reaction was great when she brought him to pick it up. Congrats guys!
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Monday, June 8, 2009

Congratulations Amy and Josh!

I got through my crazy week last week, and spent much of this weekend celebrating my cousin's wedding in Asheville. Congrats Amy and Josh!

Preparations are well under way for my vintage photo shoot. The models are lined up, all the clothes are being provided by Threads in Time Vintage on Stone Avenue, jewelry by Blue Moss, and make-up by the amazing Shantel Lowe. I will post some behind the scenes photos after the shoot in a few weeks.

And, if you have ever wondered about the process I go through to create my paintings, you will get a chance to see it firsthand this Saturday from 11am-noon at my studio at Art Crossing on the river front. Come see some of my newest work and see the steps I go through to create my vintage oil paintings.
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Tuesday, June 2, 2009


I am sitting in the studio looking around at all the work to be done, and feeling a bit overwhelmed. I have a list of commissions to be finished, none of which I can post at the moment for fear of ruining the surprises. I also have a stack of blank canvases just begging for some vintage ladies to grace their surfaces. And, preparations are coming together for my vintage photo shoot at the end of the month. On top of all that, I am a spotlight operator for the Greenville Little Theater's production of Carousel, opening on Friday. All that to say, painting posts may be a little slim this week! Thanks for continuing to come back to the blog!
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