Monday, October 25, 2010

"Victoria sweet sixteen"


"Victoria sweet sixteen"
24x48 oil on canvas, 2010, display.
This is my first three quarter length portrait of someone and I will be using this for a display at the Pike Road arts and crafts festival in pike road Alabama on November 6, 2010.

"Ginger Giraffe"


"Ginger Giraffe"
20x20 oil on canvas, 2010, print available, 75.00.
This is the baby giraffe at the rescue park in Africa that I used to paint "Abstract Annie"
I used a different style, one with bolder strokes and uneven patterns.

"Grady"


"Grady"
16x20 charcoal graphite, 2010, private commission
The picture is a portrait of the same man in different times of his life. To the left he is in his 20's and on the right he is in his 70's. He recently passed and we miss him very much.

"Cathy's Dogs"

"Cathy's Dogs"
18x24 oil on Canvas, 2010, private commission

"Tulips"


"Tulips"
12x24 acrylic ink on gesso board, Framed, sold.

"Burgandy rose garden"


"Burgundy Rose Garden"
12x24 acrylic ink on gesso board. Framed, sold.

"Fall flower garden"


"Fall flower garden"
12x24 acrylic ink on gesso board. Framed, sold.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

"Japanese Magnolias"


"Japanese Magnolias" 30x40 oil on canvas, 2010, sold.
Looking out my grandmothers window, there was a Japanese magnolia tree that was the first to bloom each spring and it has become one of my favorite flowers.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

"Dear God..."



"Dear God..." 18x24 oil on gesso board, 2010
This is Karley. In the original snapshot she is putting on mr. potato head sunglasses but I took the outline and made a prayer portrait of her.

"Carson"


"Carson" 8x8 oil on canvas, 2010, sold.
He is #6 in my mini-portrait series although I ventured away from sepia and black and white and I did a blue value series. I also kept him in the nursery at church and I love those eyes.

"Hadley"


"Hadley" 8x8 Oil on canvas, 2010, sold.
She is #5 in my mini-portrait series. She is in my sunday school class and always has that sweet smile when she comes in the door.

"Josie"


"Josie" 8x8 Oil on canvas, 2010, nfs.
This is #4 of my mini-portrait series, I though I would give black and white a try but I am not that crazy about it, I think I am going to lighten the background to make it look better but I though Josie came out cute. She is one the babies that I keep in the nursery at church. This is the look she gives me when I pick her up and speak to her, very funny.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

"Sam"


"Sam" 8x8 Oil on Canvas, 2010, sold.
This is #2 in my mini portrait series, Sam is the son of Scott and Emily Dudley. When I saw this picture, I had to paint it because of the look on his face and that hat! My mini portraits are no bigger than 8x8 or 8x10. Black and White or Sepia colors are $100.00 and full color portraits are $150.00.

Monday, May 31, 2010

"Ava"


"Ava" 8x8 Oil on Canvas in Sepia, 2010, sold.

Ava is the granddaughter of a classmate of mine, Susanne Hill Davis. I chose this little girl to practice my small paintings with because she is super photogenic and she has striking eyes. This came from a photo that susanne had posted on facebook of her playing in the sand and I cropped it as a closeup. This was my first practice piece and I did it in about 4 hours. I am trying to get better at smaller paintings and forcing myself to paint faster. This painting also wraps around the 1.5"edges so you don't need a frame if you don't want one. I hope you like it Susanne

"Rudy the Rooster"


"Rudy the Rooster"
8x8 Acrylic on 1.5 box Canvas, 2010, sold.

Rudy is my sisters pet rooster. This little guy showed up on her patio one day with a brother who has met his demise thanks to the neighborhood hawk. So Rudy stands alone hanging out in the garage waking them up at 5 am every morning but they love him. I took this shot of him while he was still in the garage up near the ceiling. This painting is on a 1.5 boxed canvas and it wraps around the edges so that you do not need a frame if you don"t want one.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

" A Hidden Beauty"


30x40 acrylic/oil on canvas, 2010

I took a picture of this flower the same year I took all my animal pictures at the Montgomery Zoo. Sometimes the most beautiful things are hidden at your feet, as was this flower as you walked along the zoo path. I was looking down at my camera to change the settings when I saw her, as if she was begging me to take her picture. Also, the background is acrylic and the flower is oil. Why? you ask? My original intention was for the whole picture to be acrylic, however, I could not get the realistic look I wanted for the flower with acrylic. I still can't blend acrylic to well, so I used oil over the acrylic that I had already painted on just the flower. The background is intentionally not as realistic as the flower so that the focal point of the painting is the flower.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

"Noah's Ark Mural"



"Noah's Ark Mural"
I painted this mural for my church, Morningview Baptist in Montgomery, in the preschool/nursery hall. This was my first large scale mural and it took almost 40 hours to complete. It wraps around to a third wall to the left of this picture but I could not get it all in the picture. I learned alot and hope I get a chance to do this again sometime.

"Sunflower"

"Sunflower"
8x10 ink and acrylic on gesso board. $68.00. 2010
Go to my website to purchase this painting, artgalleryoftinaquave.com. I did this painting months ago but somehow missed getting it on this site. I love sunflowers and will be doing more in the future.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

"Zeus"


"Zeus"
20x24 oil on canvas, 2010
This big guy is one of the 2 white tigers that currently reside at the zoo in Montgomery, AL.
I took this photo of him 2 years ago when I took "Daniels" picture (refer to animal section to see daniel) and finally finished him today. It took about 3 months but I was doing about 4 other painting along with him. 

Thursday, January 28, 2010

"Petunia"


"Petunia"
9x12 mixed media on gesso board, 2010, nfs
I did this little piggy for a friend of mine for her birthday. She like pigs and I used ink and acrylic paint. Happy Birthday Debby!!


Friday, January 1, 2010

"Granny"


"Granny"
18x24 oil on canvas, 2009, commission
This is my husband's great grandmother and I painted this for his mom for Christmas. It is a black and white oil on canvas and is my first experience painting wrinkles.

"Abstract Annie"


"Abstract Annie"
20x20 oil on canvas, 2009, sold.
This is the abstract version of "Little Orphan Annie" below. She is a baby giraffe in a rescue park in Kenya, Africa.

"Little Orphan Annie"


"Little Orphan Annie"
18x24 oil on canvas, commission, 2009
This is a painting of a baby giraffe in a rescue park in Kenya, Africa. A friend of mine took this great picture while she was on a mission trip there and I fell in love with her. I also did an abstract of her called "Abstract Annie"

"Victoria Hudson"


"Victoria Hudson"
16x20 oil on mixed media gesso board, nfs, 2009
This was my last painting in 2009 and this was an experiment of several different media. I took a gesso board and covered it in modeling paste and then used ink to get the brownish/yellow background. I sprayed it with acrylic sealer and then used purple oil paint to accomplish the see-through look of her face.