Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A Painting a Day - Days 82 - 87

 Day 82 through 87 I fell off the blogging band wagon! So here are the paintings I have been doing. I have posted them all to Facebook. You can follow me there by following this link.

 


 

Monday, December 1, 2014

A Painting a Day - Day 81

Today's painting is a pet portrait. With the Christmas season approaching, they make very personal gifts. I'm glad I get to help make this year's Christmas special for someone!

Thanks for stopping by to check out my artwork!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

A Painting a Day - Days 78, 79 & 80

Painting #80 Sleeping In
The holiday has completely got me off track! I have been doing some art, but haven't been keeping up with my project schedule.  I feel really bad about it. I know keeping the schedule is not that big of a deal. I am putting the pressure on myself. I want to keep making art everyday. But sometimes... it's just hard to get it done. I can get a sketch off, but a complete painting is another thing. I will be glad when I feel like I can spend a little more time.

On the positive side, I've gotten a lot of sleep over the holiday!

So has this cute little teddy bear. I was going to post it and say I was doing this instead of doing "Black Friday". Well, I didn't get it done. Oh well. This is painting #80.

Painting #79 Thanksgiving Turkey
Paintings #78 and #79:  All of these paintings are available for sale. Each is $25. If you would like to own any of them, please email me at lauraparkhurstillustrator@gmail.com.  Thanks for coming by to see my artwork. Only 20 more paintings to go!



Painting #78 Lamb of God

Monday, November 24, 2014

A Painting a Day - Day 77

Today I am thankful for my home. Not just my house, but my community. I have friends and family here who love me and whom I love. It has been a good place to settle down and raise my children. Home Sweet Home.

This little blue bird illustration is available for sale for $25. If you would like to purchase it, please email me at lauraparkhurstillustrator@gmail.com. Thanks for visiting today!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A Painting a Day - Day 76

With Thanksgiving approaching I am, like so many people, considering what I am thankful for. This has been a year with a lot of unexpected events, twists and turns. I am thankful for all the people who have been so supportive through this en devour to ignite my art career. So many of those people are online, I don't get to see the face to face but I know they are their rooting me on. I am thankful for YOU!

These little chipmunk friends are painted on 5 x 7 watercolor paper and available for sale for $25. If you would like to buy them please email me at lauraparkhurstillustrator@gmail.com. Thanks again for coming by to see my artwork. It means so much to me!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

A Painting a Day - Day 75

I struggled so much with this painting! I did it from a photo because I really wanted to see if  I could capture the likeness of the dog. I had to start the sketch over 3 times!

I am 3/4 of the way to the end of my 100 paintings in 100 days project! Granted I have missed some day and I won't make it 100 but that is okay. I am learning so much and producing more than I ever thought I could. And my paintings have change so much too. I feel like I am also developing in a direction which I did not expect which is exciting and anxiety producing all at the same time! I am really enjoying creating pet portraits and animal art in general.

This 75th painting is 5 x 7 and available for sale for $25. If you would like to purchase it, please email me at lauraparkhurstillustrator@gmail.com. Thanks for visiting my blog today! Hope you can make it by tomorrow!

Friday, November 21, 2014

A Painting a Day - Day 74

Doing this project has allowed me to meet so many people. On my best day I am nervous when I am with strangers. On days that are not so good it is hard to talk at all. I often have to just make myself do it. But having this art work out in the public sphere has helped me make those connections with people and I am really enjoying getting to know those people who are enjoying seeing my daily posts (well nearly daily!)

Tonight I am posting an illustration that is just meant to be fun. I have yet to actually do a portrait of my dog, but this little pup is modeled after her.

Thanks so much for coming by to see my artwork again. If you would like to buy this art work please email me at lauraparkhurstillustrator @gmail.com.  Hope you can come again tomorrow!