Saturday, November 22, 2014
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 email@example.com. Thanks for visiting my blog today! Hope you can make it by tomorrow!
Friday, November 21, 2014
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!
This was another kitty cat I used to have. She was very shy but very sweet and very pretty.
Doing the sketch was a great way for me to find her fur and her tabby markings. I have heard it said and I believe it is true, drawing is the basis for all good art. I always do
Thanks for visiting again. I appreciate you coming back even though I didn't manage a post yesterday. If you would like to purchase the watercolor of this kitty cat, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is 5 x 7 and for sale for $25. Hope to have a new painting up tomorrow so hope you can come back then!
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
I was thinking of Chinese brush art when I began to apply the black lines. Something different. I like the looseness of the lines. It feels sketchy and freer than some of my more detailed paintings. It was relaxing to try something a bit new.
This little ferret is painted on 5 x 7 watercolor paper and available for sale for $25. If you would like to purchase him, please email me at email@example.com. Thanks for coming by to see my art. Hope you can come by again tomorrow!
Monday, November 17, 2014
Wow, I didn't expect to feel that so deeply! But that is what having a portrait of him causes! Something about focusing on all the little detail that make him who he was brings back all the sweet memories I have tangled up with him.
I am currently taking orders for pet portraits and would love to help you make something precious that you can keep forever that will remind you of how much you love your pet. We don't get to keep them as long as we'd like and something that preserves those memories is priceless.
This is my 71st painting in my 100 paintings project. I think I am going to have to hang on to this one so it is not available. But I still have other paintings available for sale yet. If there is one you are interested in, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd also love to hear from you if you would like a pet portrait done. This was done from a photo and I can do the same for you.
Thanks for following my art. I would love to know what you think in the comments below!
Sunday, November 16, 2014
This painting feels like it has a story. Something has gotten this fox's attention and the darkness behind him is mysterious. He is on his way to somewhere but will he make it? Most of the paintings I have done for this project have not really had stories. Usually they are my attempt at capturing something beautiful. This time, a story feels like it is forming. I may have to revisit this picture when the project is completed.
Like all the paintings in my 100 days of painting, this red fox is for sale. It is 5 x 7 and available for $25. I think it would make a nice gift for a wildlife lover or a story teller. If you would like to buy it please email me at email@example.com. Thanks for visiting today.
Saturday, November 15, 2014
It has been a week with ups and downs. Unfortunately the downs have been rough enough to cancel out the ups.
Relationships can give us such comfort and other times they can cause such inner turmoil. And I am realizing I am not so great at friendships sometimes. I am self centered and thoughtless.
When I feel stressed or uncertain, I withdraw and I am sure I leave people who were counting on me wondering what became of me.
It is hard to face my short comings. I feel embarrassed and upset. I feel guilty for letting people down who had had expected more of me.
I want to do better. I want there to be a greater quiet in me so that I don't withdraw. I wish I could explain to those I let down. But maybe my explanation is lame. On the outside I look like I am strong but inside I am fragile and weak. On the outside I look like I want to be there for others. On the inside it is all about me. I worry so much about pleasing other people I set myself up for a big let down because I can't live up to the image I present.
I should be more grateful and more patient. I should be wiser and more sensible. I want to be the kind of friend who says all the right things and appears at the right moment. Instead I miss opportunities to comfort and support because I am intimidated by the situation or there is a conflict between helping one person and being there for another.
I don't want to offend anyone. But somehow I manage it. Somehow I have to let this go and accept that I make mistakes. Apologies are all I have. I wish they were enough. Not much more I can do except pray. Pray a lot. I'm praying right now. And I am waiting to be peaceful.
As always my paintings are available for sale. Each one is $25 a piece. If you would like to own one, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for coming by to see my art. Thanks for listening to my emotional