Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Patrick Project

oil on canvas 8 x 10

Better late than never, right! This week I'm late posting because we were out of town last week. We got the opportunity to go with Brian on a TDY to Charleston. It was a nice excuse to go visit my Mom. We had a great time. I was able to frame a couple of my paintings at my Mom's frame shop. Okay get ready for shameless promotion. My Mom has a terrific frame shop, Imperial Framing in Summerville, South Carolina. She does amazing work and only with the highest quality materials. You can check her out on Facebook, so take a minute and visit and become a fan. Also I thought I would share that the big box stores that do framing send their work out to get it framed and then it is sent back to the individual store. I wouldn't want my original works being mailed back and forth. So support your local frame shops!!!

This week I am starting a gift for Baby Patrick. Ryan, Julie and Rylie are welcoming a baby boy into their family in June, so I wanted to paint them something for their nursery. I decided to paint 6 "still lives" of stuffed animals for the nursery using their color palette. So I'm starting with this cute little puppy. Not only will the paintings be part of the present but the actual stuffed animal will go along with it. This also happened to be my first oil painting. I like it and I don't. I'm used to things drying faster, so that is frustrating, but on the flip-side I can work with it longer. I think this was a good painting to start with.

watercolor 5 x 5

Here is Steven's painting this week. I like his use of color. He was smart and painted several paintings before we left. I think he gets his time management from his Daddy.

See you next week,



  1. That is a great oil painting! And what a fun idea for a nursery, I'm sure they'll love it. I think you did a great job, I never would have guessed it was your first one :)

    Cute painting by your little guy.

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