Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Love Birds

One of the good things about being friends with someone just getting into a new hobby means you're gonna get tons of free samples of their work. Conversely, the downside is that you're going to be bombarded by all of their work.

I've already hit up both the parents with paintings and now I'm branching out to my friends and coworkers.

I'm currently in the middle of a very large Canadian lake painting for my best friend and I just got asked to take on an impressionist field of flowers for a coworker.

But my most recent finished work is a little pink something for a friend of mine who loves pink and black (I am not a pink fan, black gets allowed though) and thinking of that lead to this painting.
I planned the branches to create a sort of heart around the two love birds and have most of the branches leaning into the couple and though they're supporting them.

When I first started painting I promised my husband that I wouldn't turn into one of those annoying people that think they're really good at something but aren't and try to give all their failures away as presents.

Well the only excuse I can make is this isn't actually a present, it's just, um, something I'm giving away. So yeah.

Consider this a word of warning, if you do know my in real life (and even some of you in blog land) there is a very good chance one day you could find an orphaned painting on your doorstep. I just ask that you give it as much love as you would that strange knitted toilet paper cozy you got from your Aunt last Christmas.

Thank you.

7 comments:

Linda said...

I like pink so I like this painting. I think it would be great for note cards too.

Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

Hey, pretty painting...

as for soft shell crab... i can't get into it so long as there is a lobster nearby...

don't forget to enter my contest (it's for married ladies too, you know!!!)

http://myislandwedding.blogspot.com/2009/05/inspiration-board-contest.html

Chesney said...

Another winner! This looks like one of those red bud trees! You captured spring brilliantly!!

Lindsey said...

LOVE it!! SO pretty!

Rachel said...

I like it! I think it turned out well.

Yes, we actually just got a present in the mail last week!! I was shocked! It said "Hope you can use this now", and was a gift card to one of the stores we registered at. Well #1 - we pooled all the gift cards from that store to buy our coffee table, so thanks for being late and not contributing to that. #2 - we already used our "discount" that we were able to get to purchase things off our registry.

Grrrrr......

I guess I could go up there and see if there's anything that tickles my fancy, but I hate shopping and buying just for shopping/buying's sake. And there's nothing that I can think of that we need or want from there.

I have thought of keeping it until Christmastime and using it towards gifts....

AnnieMcPhee said...

I love it and would happily put it on my wall. I have other homepainted things by my artist in-law; one of which I even paid for. I like original art :)

AmyJean said...

you are getting better and better! I'm so impressed!
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