I have a college education, times two. Yup, I went twice. And I don’t use any of that education in my job. Yay me, for an awesome use of money!
Before my kids were born I designed wedding invitations, and my plan has always been to go back to it. But last year I got sidetracked… I started painting portraits and pets and it took off. I never considered commissioning my work before, but as I have discovered things tend to work out better for me when I just go with the flow and don’t plan too much.
This is one of the first paintings I did, and it’s hanging in my husband’s office.
I work from photos. Here is the original.
Aren’t we cute? First I sketch the photo in pencil, then I choose my color scheme. I try to stick to two or three colors as that gives the best pop art feel. Too many colors and it gets a bit too busy. This painting gave me some trouble… I tried it in blue first, and I just wasn’t feeling it.
Yuck. One of the reasons I love paint as a medium is because if something sucks, you can just paint over it and nobody will know. Except I just told you. DOH! And here’s the finished product: