Monday, August 22, 2011

Aug 19-26 ACEOs

Here are a few more ACEOs that I painted the last few days. A few of my friends might recognize their children among these...

Aug 19 ACEO

Aug 20 ACEO

Aug 21 ACEO

Aug 22 ACEO

Aug 23 ACEO

Aug 24 ACEO - Surprise Kiss!

Aug 25 ACEO - Looking Up

Aug 26 ACEO

Friday, August 19, 2011

Aug 14-18 ACEOs

I painted this next little set of ACEOs in a bit of a hurry, since I've been busy working on Mark's tree fort... did I mention that I'm building a tree fort?

I enjoy turning children that I know (my friends' kids, my own kids) into little illustrations. Here we go.

August 14 ACEO ...not the height of my artistic ability, but not all paintings can be winners...

August 15 ACEO - my boys in their 4th of July shirts.

August 16 ACEO - my friend's CUTE daughter K.

August 17 ACEO - little S's profile

August 18 ACEO - M's profile

Monday, August 8, 2011

August 1-13 ACEOs

Some of my blog readers may or may not know that our family is in the process of adopting a little girl from Ethiopia. The thought of her is providing so much inspiration to me to paint!

August 1 ACEO - Before Court

August 2 ACEO - Tutu in the Morning (Thank you to Harmony Pyper for letting me use her photo of her darling daughter!)

August 3 ACEO - To Market

August 4 ACEO

August 5 ACEO

August 6 ACEO

August 7 ACEO - This one is one of my all-time favorites. The lines of her face are really simply drawn, but the expression on her face is so sweet. Plus, I think dreads or braids look absolutely wonderful on little girls!
(Thank you to Laura for letting me use a pic of her daughter for inspiration!)

August 8 ACEO

August 9 ACEO

August 10 ACEO - Hold my Hand

August 11 ACEO - "I can't sleep, Mommy."

August 12 ACEO - Good morning, Sunshine!

August 13 ACEO - Swinging her Hair

~Which one of this little set of paintings is YOUR favorite? I would love some feedback!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Custom Art - 8x10 "Zion's Giraffe"

I am having so much fun painting custom nursery illustrations!

I painted this piece for my cousin's daughter Zion. I love drawing children, and it was so much fun to paint those giraffes that I think I may have to paint a series of them for my next set of Everyday Art paintings!

...every little princess needs a side-kick monkey!

Monday, August 1, 2011

July 20-31 ACEOs - Paris!

I haven't been to Paris since I was 16 years old, but I have had several requests from friends to paint some of the sights. Enjoy!

July 20 ACEO - Notre Dame

July 21 ACEO - Louvre

July 22 ACEO - Gargoyle 1

July 23 ACEO - Gargoyle 2

July 24 ACEO - Arc de Triomphe

July 25 ACEO - Gargoyle 3

July 26 ACEO - Venus of Milo

July 27 ACEO - Eiffel Tower

July 28 ACEO - Eiffel Tower sunset

July 29 ACEO - Venus of Milo profile

July 30 ACEO - Gargoyle 4

July 31 ACEO - Pont Neuf

Let me know if you are interested in prints. I can enlarge these up to 5x7 inches.