Donkey Acrylic Painting | Mother's Day Giveaway

 

Who loves Shrek? I was watching this movie on TV the other day and it inspired me to paint this silly, adorable donkey called Mini Cooper. A miniature donkey with lots of spunk. A great paint for beginners, and you can choose to paint on paper or canvas.

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Happy Mother’s Day!

 

Announcing the winner of my Mother’s Day Giveaway!

The blessed mom who gets “Tiny Grace,” this piggy painting and a FREE month of my Online Animal Art Masterclass.

Congratulations to Joanne Edwards! Happy Mothers Day.

Because I’m so grateful for the other moms who participated, they get a 10% OFF Discount on all my paintings and prints with the promo code: HAPPY MOM.

Have a beautiful Mother’s Day everyone!

Husky Painting Tutorial | Mini Painting

 

I’ve prepared another animal painting tutorial, accept this one is for dog/Husky lovers. Based on popular request, I’ll be making the next few painting tutorials of different dog breeds. This tutorial is quick, fun, and easy, using a 6” x 6” mini canvas. It’s a great paint to relax and recharge your batteries with, even if you can’t afford a lot of supplies. This tutorial uses very little paint.

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Piggy Painting Tutorial | NEW Paintings

 

Mr. Piggy is smothered in ice cream! Mint chocolate chip to be exact. This painting is extremely fun, soothing, and bright to help de-stress and get centered again. You’ll also get to see new studio updates and events coming up.

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Dexter The Lion Kitty

Commission. 16” x 20” Acrylic Medium.

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Dole Mansion

In just a few days, on March 1st from 5-8 pm this painting and many of my others from my growing new series “Faith over Fear” will be on display at the Dole Mansion in Crystal Lake.

I would just love to see/meet you. Make sure you RSVP on the Facebook page.

 

Overcoming Perfectionism | Pet Portrait Time-Lapse

 

I can’t wait for you to see this one! A full time-lapse of the making of this commission. I also give helpful tips, encouragement, and advice for those struggling with perfectionism. Something a lot of artists often experience in different seventies thorough out life. And if I can be of any support and hope for you, let me know in the comments section. I would love to help in any way I can.

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Flo & Stagger

Commission. 24” x 30” Acrylic Medium.

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Dole Mansion

On March 1st from 5-8 pm this painting and many of my others from my growing new series “Faith over Fear” will be on display at the Dole Mansion in Crystal Lake.

I would just love to see/meet you. It’s a show I’m so very excited to share with the community!

 

Fish Painting Tutorial | Studio Updates

 

Join me in another relaxing animal painting tutorial! Learn how to paint these two very cheerful, tranquil fish. You’ll also learn how to explore color pallets and helpful products to enhance your acrylic paintings.

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In The Moment

This painting is about half way done and I almost don’t want it to be over. I absolutely love the layout and softness of this painting. It’s almost got a mystical, vintage look to it. And the prayer I’ve done while painting this horse has been so energizing for me. Building my confidence and trust in the Lord and what he’s doing in me and through me.

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Stay tuned for the final reveal of this painting. I know it will be spectacular! One of my favorites I think.

Dole Mansion

On March 1st from 5-8 pm this painting and many of my others from my growing new series “Faith over Fear” will be on display at the Dole Mansion in Crystal Lake.

I would just love to see/meet you. It’s a show I’m so very excited to share with the community!

 

Galaxy Deer | New Tiger Painting

 

I’m going GALAXY crazy if you couldn’t already tell by my recent paintings. And so it’s no surprise that today’s tutorial has brilliant stars and colors. Make sure you check the description box for materials. I’ve got lots of blues and purples for us to explore on canvas!

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New Tiger Painting

I call it, Small but Courageous. “16 x 20”. Acrylic Medium.

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I knew I wanted to have another tiger painting for my solo show at the Dole Mansion, but I wanted to give it a little something, something!

A butterfly came to mind as I compared the two. One fragile, meek, and delicate, compared to a strong, bold, hardy, and dominant feline.

That’s when I thought of the story of David and Galiuth. Two opposites facing one another. For David it “appears” to be hopeless. Everyone assumed he would be trampled on by Galiuth.

In our world, it “seems” like joy and hope and victory is more impossible than possible. We focus on the things that don’t get better and base our future on that “truth”. We put our faith in people or what we can do or what we have.

But for David, even when things appeared hopeless, he knew his giant could be defeated with the help of His Lord. He rested in the immense courage and strength that God can provide us with, even with an ounce of faith.

His focus wasn’t on what he could do, but what God could do through Him. That’s why he had such fierce courage.

And this little butterfly is facing his giant straight on. Courageous but small.

Dole Mansion

On March 1st from 5-8 pm this painting and many of my others from my growing new series “Faith over Fear” will be on display at the Dole Mansion in Crystal Lake.

I would just love to see/meet you. It’s a show I’m so very excited to share with the community!

 

Crab Painting Tutorial | Cook Street Gallery

 

Hello everyone! Happy New Year to ya. To kick off this year I wanted to create a beginner level painting tutorial that encourages my viewers to slow down, relax, and meditate on goals for this year. I share three of my goals which I’ve listed below, but I would love to hear yours! Let me know in the comments section below.

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My 2019 Goals

Last year I focused on developing my style. I was learning and exploring what subjects I enjoyed painting, my favorite mediums, and how others responded to my art. This year, with my specialty being pet and wildlife acrylic paintings, now it’s time to perfect it!

I want to take my paintings to the next level! With brighter, more vibrant colors, I want to invest in higher quality paint. I want to tackle larger paintings with more detail and depth. And most importantly, I want the Lord to shine through my gift for all to see His love and His almighty strength.

For my second goal, I would like to be more methodical. Planning out my time on purpose, not just to get things done. To be patient on purpose. To paint on purpose. To serve on purpose. Cutting out or reducing the time that I spend on less important matters.

And last but not least, I want to learn more about Videography. I want to provide high quality videos that best serves my audience. I want to improve the sound, lighting, and look of my videos, as well as my speaking style. I plan to take classes on Skillshare to grow my knowledge of filming, editing, teaching, and marketing my YouTube videos.

So now that I shared my goals, it’s your turn!

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Cook Street Coffee

Starting the new year my paintings have made their way to Barrington, Illinois. Make sure you check out Cook Street Coffee to view my recent pet and wildlife paintings. Pieces will be on display all of January.

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Floral Cow Tutorial | 2019 Announcement

 

Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a fantastic start to your year. In this vlog style painting tutorial I teach you how to paint Miss Daisy the floral cow. Artists of all levels can paint this cow, no experience necessary! I’ve also made two exciting announcements which I’ve detailed below.

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Two Exciting Announcements

My solo gallery show is being held at the Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole in Crystal Lake, IL on March 1st from 5pm - 8pm.

I will have an entirely NEW animal painting series on display at this show! Make sure you add this date to your calendar.

Also, I’m now a partner of Chewy.com to do pet portraits. I will still accept commissions year round until the little one comes in May, then I will place commissions on hold for a little while.

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Pet Portrait Commissions

For pet portrait commission requests, contact me HERE for a free quote. Pet portraits are completed in the order that they are received. I require a minimum of 3-photos per pet and for you to answer a few questions specifying background, colors, deadline, etc View Custom Pet Portraits for more details.

 

Paint Your Pet Tutorial | Video

 

Want to paint your pets on a large canvas? It’s not as hard as it looks. Yes, I did run into a few bumps, but this video shows you the mistakes I made to hopefully help prepare you for painting your own.

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Last Minute Christmas Present

Very, very last minute, as I’m finishing my last commission, I decided to make my husband this pet portrait as his Christmas present.

I knew it would be quite the challenge, but still, I had a feeling something this special of his babies would be well worth it.

30 + hours of later, with lots of filming, editing, and one peskie cat trying to paw at my paint brush, I was able to create this.

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I call it, “Challenging Triumph,” 4 ft x 3 ft.

Zeus is on the far right, Rosie is in the middle, and the “Meow” is on the far left. And yes Meow does have a heart on her feet. It makes her even more adorable I think.

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