New Amish Painting and more

Hello! I didn’t know if you saw my last post…if not, please read it. I am now in a gift shop in Bird-in-Hand, Pa. I am so excited since this is a real tourist area and I always have loved the  village of Bird-in-Hand. Please check out the post to find out more.

Right now, I am working on some new paintings and one is an Amish painting, of course.  I’m really excited how it’s coming out so far. I can’t wait until its finished to see the result. In this painting, the little Amish girl is taking a break at her fruit stand and can’t resist one of her own apples. I want the basket crates of apples and peaches by her side to look as realistic and colorful as possible,  like they are coming off the page….if I can do it! I will share as this gets further along.  The other two will be a Princess Diana painting (that I have wanted to do since forever) and a watercolor painting of a fashionable woman buying fruits and veggies. I have wanted to do a line of these types of paintings of women doing healthy things with positive quotes about health for awhile now. We’ll see how this turns out too!

Anyway, Princess Diana has been my idol for so long, and I kept searching for the perfect pic to paint that showed her beauty, but her inner peace at the same time. I really liked this photo so I hope it comes out pretty good!

Well, I will keep you updated so check back.  All good things! Until next time.

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Just a sketch

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Im really liking it!

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The watercolor

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Princess Diana

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My Artwork is Now Being Sold in Bird-In-Hand, Pa.!

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I am so happy to tell you that my prints are now being sold in a shop in Bird-In-Hand, Pa., (my favorite place) in a store called “Calkins’ Vine and the Branches”. It’s a lovely shop that sits right next to the Bird-In-Hand bakery and across the street from the infamous Farmer’s Market on Old Philadelphia Pike. They have 2 shops, one in Lititz and the other in Bird-In-Hand.  My prints are in the store at Bird-in-Hand.

The woman who owns “Pebbles and Lace”, the store I was in before (and that has since moved to Lititz), had given this woman my name and showed her my artwork when she found out she was opening another store in Bird-in-Hand…She had also told me to contact this woman and I did…. and here we are! I am so excited! This is the place I always wanted to sell my artwork, but couldn’t find the right place for it. I am so thankful for this opportunity.

So, if you don’t like to place orders online, and you happen to be in Bird-In-Hand, you can just buy a print there. They are signed and have a mat frame on every print.

You can read about the shop here:  Calkins Vine and the Branches

The shop is also on Facebook. Thank you for your interest.

(**Also to see my newest painting in the works click “home” in the menu.)

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some of the matted prints available at the shop

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Amish Girl With Lamb Painting Completed

Wow, this may be a record!  I finished a painting in just a couple of days! I was diligent!

I hope you like how this one turned out.  I left some space on the right hand side so I could possibly place a quote there at some point. I do like how she turned out.

I find for me it is always harder to paint in watercolors then it is in pastel. With watercolor, you really have to make decisions on color choices very carefully, because once it’s on paper, it’s stays there.  You can’t erase or go back and change something last minute….so there’s a little tension there in the experience, but I do love the transparency of colors you can get with this medium. It was still fun.

And of course, on to the next one! Thanks!

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Amish Girl With Lamb Watercolor

 

 

Amish Girl With Lamb Painting

Hello everyone.  Im so sorry (as always) that I haven’t written on my blog in such a long while.  I am in like this “artist’s block” where I can’t seem to even find time to sit and paint, and when I do, I can’t get my ideas down on paper. It is so frustrating! The other day,  I just grabbed this drawing that I had half done already…inked it and started painting it, just to get in the mood again! This is tough! At least it’s in the works now.  This little, amish girl walking with her lamb is a watercolor painting …which I haven’t done in awhile, so it’s been fun!

I should just paint something daily…anything…just to get the flow going, and the practice! I am going to be in Country Sampler again soon, and this edition comes out the end of May, so I better be prepared for that. I am also going on a much needed trip to Tennessee to see my son just before the ad comes out, so I better get myself going!

But anyway, it’s another start.Hope you like her so far.

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Amish Girl with Lamb

Lady Mary Crawley/Michelle Dockery Portrait from Downton Abbey

Being a fan of the drama series Downton Abbey, I just had to try a portrait of Lady Mary Crawley portrayed by Michelle Dockery.  I just love the pose! Hope you like her.

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The first stages of the painting

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The finished portrait with digital frame

New Amish Pastel Painting Completed, Eva and the Piglet

Well, she’s finally completed! I’m calling this one “Eva and the Piglet”.

She’s just finished her chores and is enjoying a peaceful moment with the new addition to the family, this little piglet. The serene look on Eva’s face says it all.

I am happy with the way this has come out.  Originally, I  had wanted to put more in the background like a muted farmhouse, or fence, but realized I didn’t want to take away focus from the two of them at all. So I just left the colors to look like the trees in the background, thereby just focusing on the special bond taking place between the two.

I may just  want to add a beautiful quote if I can find one that fits perfectly. If you have any suggestions, I may use it! Thank you for your interest and support.

Annnnnd…..on to the next one!

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New pastel painting, Eva and the Piglet

 

Newest Amish Pastel Painting Progression

Here is the progression so far on my newest Amish painting. I think she is coming out so sweet and I am so surprised how well the background looks so far. Still taking my time…step by step.  The next one I show you will be the finished piece and hopefully I have a name for it then as well. Come back in a few! Thanks so much for your interest in my work!

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The color of her dress and the pig are getting there

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Background coming along

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The yellow accents and grass blades on the bottom adding to the piece

Thank you and check back!