Saturday, December 27, 2014

new painting

White Tulip Bouquet

Finally finished & I'm happy with the painting.  
It's a commission for a wonderfully patient buyer.
The white tulips are from photos of Longwood Gardens in the spring.
I love their beds of tulips, grouped by color and jammed with flowers.

I started this one 3 times! 
First time I ruined it and started again right away.  The second time I ruined it, 
I had a very hard time starting again.  Third time was the charm for me.

Hope everyone had a lovely holiday.
Wishing all of you a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas card time

 I finished up my cards on Sunday.  Every year I wonder why I don't start earlier.

This year, I used my orchid painting for our cards.

The original is more pink and painted from a photo I took at Longwood Gardens.
I deepened the flowers to a more red shade through PhotoShop.

Now cards and decorating are done.
One more shopping run and a little baking to do!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

new cards

An original pastel painting by Amanda,
printed into glossy blank cards.
Only 3 sets of 3 available

We just got our 600th sale!