Sunday, May 27, 2012

Latest Painting and Hooray for Summer!

Summer is here and that means that I can FINALLY start to focus much more on my art! Every year for about six months our "season" is in full swing. This means that I am working full-time at my day job and am usually so exhausted that I rarely have enough energy to work full-time on my art. My creative energy is usually spent working on commissioned pieces for Christmas, Valentine's Day, etc..  During the summer months things slow down, shifts are cut and I begin to work on my art full-time instead of my day job. This season was particularly hard as I spent a lot  of my time working with a physical therapist on my neck after my accident this past December.
The first order of business? To finally finish my painting of Autumn in my Four Seasons series!

This was the color study that I did for her early on...

And here she is finished....

acrylic on panel
6 x 6

        She's surrounded by mums, chinese lantern flowers and a colorful bounty of fall leaves.
              I love all of the colors and textures in this one!

I have the sketch done for Winter so I should be completing her pretty soon as well.

If you would like to see Summer from this series, click here.
If you would like to see Spring from this series, click here.

Art Prints of Autumn are available here.

Stay tuned to see Winter and have a wonderful week everyone!!



  1. She's beautiful! So vibrant and earthy and refreshing! You have a wonderful way of bringing out the inner beauty of people and things. Your work is so uplifting!

  2. So beautiful! I love all of the brilliant colors. ♥

  3. Autumn is beautiful! I'll look forward to your posts this summer. I'm so glad you have time for your art now!

  4. BEAUTIFUL!!!!! You know I have so many people asking me if they can advertise on my blog. I can do the HTML, but I am not good with this blog sites set up. U know like the sidebar boxes?? Maybe you could email me how to do that...only if you have time!!! I love all of your fave is def the Autumn one. 1-because I am a Libra, born in October, and am a Autumn baby 2- (the most imp reason) Mainly because of your brilliant color usage, and the gorgeous details!!! I love the butterfly, the bright orange Autumn leaves, with the yellow daisy, and purple spider mum. What a powerhouse color combo, they look stunning together!! An did I mention I love the!