Thursday, January 14, 2010

More Painting Time

So I'm catching up on projects we started before Christmas and ended after Christmas.

As you know, Bob was in Nunsense A-Men - and reconnected with some actor friends he had when he was in previous plays (before he met me). One such friend was Ian. After meeting Ian, I made him my friend on facebook and learned he was recently engaged to a lovely girl named Laura. I decided since I was a "Theatre Widow" that means Laura would be (GIGGLE). So I added her as a friend and we got chatting through messages on and off and learned she is a big big animal lover. She had LOTS of photo's she had taken and one I fell in love with. Ian and Laura had bought themselves a St. Bernard puppy and named him Beethoven.

As you can see, this photo is awesome - he's just so adorable. I then decided I just HAD to paint this photo. I really enjoy trying to paint animals. The scary part was not knowing how Laura and Ian would react, I didn't know them well. I had only met Ian a couple of times and had not met Laura (Still haven't (GIGGLE) hopefully that will change soon. ;o)
I decided I would work on it in painting class, since I knew I would be able to work on it weekly without interruptions from everyday life situations.
I finished it just before Christmas and I we rushed to where Ian worked and waited over an hour to give it to him as he was busy with customers. He seemed pleased and the message I received from Laura confirmed it that they really really liked it.
May I present to you............ the painting of Beethoven The Puppy.

Another painting I did before Christmas was a mirror for our friend Xander's son Alex. Heather, who is Xander's wife's Mom had requested I paint a Hulk Mirror as a Christmas gift she could give to Alex. I was tickled pink at being asked. She said she really liked the mirror I had painted Xander & Heather as a wedding gift of a pirate map, so I jumped all over at the chance to paint it and again, everyone seemed super happy!


In the new dining room we went from light green to Turquoise, Red, Yellow & Purple.
LOVING the colour!!!!!!! We moved the tiffany lights into this room too. Bob finished up the Yellow Submarine Mural he made out of construction paper and hung it on the wall last night. The Giggle Sign you see, mysteriously appeared one morning this week and for the life of us we couldn't figure out where it came from. It was discovered it was my Uncle -- We were a little freaked at first so we took it down and moved it into the house, but I'm thinking by this coming weekend it will be moved back outside as when spring comes, I really want a whimsical looking yard.

My next painting assignment is another dog, this one is owned by my cousin, his wife & daughter. Hopefully I will do the dog justice. lol Stay tuned!!!