Sunday, January 29, 2012

"Happy New Year Caricature"


"Happy New Year"/Original Caricature Drawing by Eileen
    
Like so many of us who are too busy to send out mailings at Christmas Time, these wise clients elected to do a Happy New Year Card. It is so interesting to create this for clients and learn about their varied interests.

Enjoy, Eileen      
                          
    

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

"Buttonwood Art Space"-GKCAA show


   In addition to commissions, this time of year is busy with bookwork, taxes, framing and exhibitions. Here is one coming up next friday (is it February already? ) I was honored to have one of my paintings (upper right corner) chosen for the announcement. 

  Enjoy, Eileen      
                          
    

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Friday, January 27, 2012

"Painted Trunk"

Hayley's Trunk, Finished product

Hayley's painted trunk before.

Detail of Faux keys on top




"A Daughter Is A Blessing" /Original Custom Painted Cedar Chest Trunk
 
  Client commissions come in many forms other than paintings on canvas. The ocassional mural or painted furniture project can be a refreshing break from the routine. Such was the case of this large antique trunk, which was so enjoyable to transform into a special keepsake-and for such a wonderful person.
This was a birthday gift for the client's daughter, Hayley Mac- a gifted dancer
I'll be back to the regular paintings in February. 


  Enjoy, Eileen      
                          
    

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

CARRIBEAN SUNSET


  
 Daily Painting #138/"Caribbean Sunset"/Original oil painting on panel 8"X6"


Over the holidays, we enjoyed a Caribbean cruise on the Norwegian Dawn which included, at no extra cost  some extraordinary sunsets and ocean vistas (some things still are free). I think this was a view from the port at Antigua-but I shall have to research it. The view there was equally nice of the port city looking westward. 
Look for more "I wish I were there right now" paintings. If you have any vacation landscape photos you would like painted, feel free to send them to me for consideration. 


  Enjoy, Eileen      
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Friday, January 6, 2012

Hawaiian Sunset: Little House at Sea


  
Daily Painting #137/"Hawaiian Sunset: Little House at Sea"/Original oil painting on panel 8"X6"


 Another from the vacation series or the "I wish I were there now" topic. Sunsets provide a colorful, abstract way to experiment with color and value. There is, I find, more freedom to paint abstractly with sunset landscapes.  I used a limited palette along with some wonderful new brushes.
 
    Enjoy, Eileen      
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Thursday, January 5, 2012

"Returning to Port at Sunset"



SOLD

  Daily Painting #136/"Returning to Port At Sunset"/Original oil painting on panel 6"X8"

This month, I am featuring original oil paintings of landscapes and seascapes from our recent holiday in the Southern Carribean as well as from the Hawaiian Islands. Also, I am offering a New Year friends and family rate in celebration...Please share with your facebook friends. 
Look for some exciting changes to come.
Happy New Year! 
    Enjoy, Eileen      
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