Friday, July 30, 2010

Oo-la-la! TheWoodenLetter

I wanted to share this little gem with you all.  The Wooden Letter, an etsy shop run by my friend Amanda that offers beautiful, simple, and cheerful paper goods.  Amanda says in her shop bio:"there is something charming about a handwritten note, don't you think? something nostalgic about it. to give a card that is customized and handwritten will evoke a lot of emotions and will not go unnoticed (in fact, that person will probably want to send you a thank you card for sending them a card):)"  I couldn't agree more!  In fact, I recently got a card from Amanda, and it made my day!  So darling, cheerful, and unexpected! 

The items shown here can all be found on TheWoodenLetter's etsy shop.

card pack -set of 3- pink and orange
paper circle confetti- brown, ivory, and pink
petities in a paper sack - set of 4- black and white polka dot
dandy notecards - set of 4 - black and green
petites in a paper sack -set of 4 - pink houndstooth

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Upcoming Art Classes!

These are the three art classes I'll be teaching this fall.  I would love to teach an art class to adults if there is interest...  let me know if you, or someone you know would like more info!

Painting #134 Under A Big, Blue Sky

Well, we finally got some rain! After days and days of scorching heat the sky decided it had waited long enough, stored up enough little drops, and finally let them fall. It was wonderful. My daughter, Annalisa, and I went outside when the rain was slowing down. I love watching her experience the world, learning about all the amazing things around her. She held out her little, fat hands and danced whenever a drop hit them. So cute…

I painted this oil painting before the rain began, wishing that the earth would look verdant and moist again. I used blue tined greens, hazy light blue for the sky to give the painting that lush feeling, and oranges, pinks, and purples to represent flowering fields, bushes, and trees. This painting is 12x16 inches on a wooden board with bright red edges. The decorative edges allow you to display this painting unframed if you wish. Otherwise, a simple black or brown wood frame would look perfect, as would a decorative gold frame… I’ll leave that to your artistic eye. However, if you would like me to select a frame that I feel fits this painting perfectly, just send me an email!

You can buy this painting in my shop.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Happy Wednesday night to you! 
I just love Wednesday nights...  great conversions with friends, time with family, snacks, and Psych (usa network).  This afternoon I reveled in oil paints once again.  I've missed them!  This is also a wonderful treat for those of us without bottomless pockets.   I'm breaking out of the price system to give you a great deal on a lovely oil painting on a block of wood!  $75!  What a steal!  AND...  it's going to have a coordinating painting sometime very soon (also for $75!)

As usual...  I have no idea what flower this is.  It's not a rose, but it's beautiful!  I just love the lemon and peach hues, contrasted with all the lush dark greens.  I used very defined and intricate brush strokes (very exciting for whomever buys it and lets to feel it in person.)  You can find this (and other lovely paintings) in my shop, so, feel free to head over there! 

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Painting #128 Beautiful On the Insided

And without further ado… I present my latest watercolor painting: Beautiful on the Inside, an 8.5 x 14 painting on fine watercolor paper.

I must admit, this painting took me far longer than any painting has taken so far and it tricked me into biting off way more than I could chew in one day. But the process was so enjoyable, and the subject matter so colorful and charming that I didn’t mind a bit.

As I said before (in the progress post), this is a painting of one of my favorite stores: Anthropologie. I remember the first time I wondered in to Anthropologie. It’s like stepping into a new world where you just never know what lovely thing you might find. It reminds me of a little real-life fairytale world, and I love it…

This painting is not currently framed, but I think it would look stunning with a nice thick white matt, and a modern dark brown or black frame, and, of course, hanging on your wall… Stop by my shop to buy it and to see all the other paintings I have for sale there!

Also, if you would like to commission a painting, please send me an email and we can work out all the details. I love creating pieces that are going to be especially meaningful to you, so bring em’ on!

Monday, July 19, 2010


These lovely pieces will brighten any day!

The Woodlands Series Illustrations by Darling Clementine
vie et mort du rouge gorge, limited edition print by pulsatilla
Marriage Beach, original etching, by kvanvliet
Ballerina Booties by Cazhoffy

Friday, July 16, 2010



I hope to finish this soon-to-be lovely watercolor today. This is a larger watercolor painting (about 11x14 inches). Between frequent hours of comforting my teary-eyed, teething baby, and the many other “necessary” obligation that have been stacking up for weeks, I have been working on this window scene painting from one of my favorite stores… Anthropologie. I just love the shabby chic clothing, and the artsy home items. Lovely. BTW, my birthday is coming up, so feel free to get me as many gift cards to Anthropologie as you could possibly want. I won’t complain.

Check back to see the finished piece!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Painting #123 Late Summer Mornings

Wow, what an adventure these past couple weeks have been! God is good, he gives more grace than I could ever hope for! I am pleased to be back, with my paint brushes in hand, ready to jump back into my paintings once again. Thank you all for your patience with me during this time.
I actually painted this acrylic painting last week during the art camps I taught. It was sort of an example/something for me to work on while the teen group was hard at work on their paintings. I really enjoyed painting this painting. I rarely work with acrylic paints because I have a hard time with the slick, sticky quality of the paint as opposed to oil. But, the speedy draying time and the stickiness of the paint was actually a huge advantage in this landscape. It created some fantastic texture effects along the right side of the painting. This large acrylic painting (16x20 inches) can be found in my shop for a low $123!

Come back tomorrow to see the results of my hours of painting!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Art Camps!

Well, a very, very full week of art camps has come to a close.  I had many wonderful students who all worked hard and had a blast!  We painted, drew, sculpted, illustrated books, talked, laughted, and had a blast!  Here are a few photographs from this past week.

And....  there are many painting coming next week!  A large, lovely acrylic painting will be unvailed on Monday!!!  Check back!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Red, White, and a Touch of Blue

Yes, I am alive and well. I deeply apologize for my horrible blogging practices last week! I had quite the helter-scelter week!
Happy late 4th of July! What a wonderful holiday that is… I have always loved being in America. Living outside of the US for a good part of my childhood has helped me to realize how amazingly wonderful our country is. Be proud to be an American!

This week, I am teaching art camps every day, for most of the day. I’m excited to share our projects with you all! The kids are having a great time so far and I have some fabulous art projects in store for them! Stay tuned for photos!

I am still planning on painting as much as possible, so it you have a commission, please email me with the details! I would love to create a large painting to go over your mantle, or on a bare wall in your home! You can send me a request as general as “I would like a yellow flower to coordinate with the pattern on my black and white couch…” Give me a challenge!

The collage of artwork features:
“Cans” oil painting by Katie Scully
“Dandelion” Acrylic Painting by Modphoric
“Playing with Fireworks” Card by Dandy Lion Press
And, my own watercolor painting “DC, America’s Hometown

Friday, July 2, 2010

Two of my paintings were featured in two Etsy treasuries this past week!  Always an honor...  To learn more about any of the items click on the collection's title.  
curated by OhMyAmpersand
I love the fresh, vintage feel of this collection.  Lovely.
My "Moss" oil painting (day 99) was included!  
Green + gold = Beautiful!
Thanks for including my Greenville, SC Oil Painting!  


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