Friday, December 7, 2012

Two and Three Fourths of a New Series......

Who hoo!  I seem to have finally gotten it all together!  I've been juggling baking and making jams to sell at our local farmer's market (plus my cards ;)) twice a week with teaching and finally, FINALLY, regular painting!  All added together, it almost equals a "real" job, and one that allows me to stay at home to be available to kids and hubby!  It's been really hard, but I think I've found a rhythm that I can do it all! 

Last week I started a new series of mini paintings- I wanted to have a different price point for my original paintings.  Right now, they're featuring pansies- yep, once again, I'm on a flower kick!
These are sweet little 4"x4"x1" deep canvases (these images are almost actual size!) and I've been listing them on Etsy as fast as I can paint them!  They'll be coming in as cards too as soon as I take the time to put some together- maybe even today!
For now, here's "Copperfield"- For more info, I have it listed HERE in my Etsy shop.

 Where I live, we plant pansies in the fall and every time we have warm weather, they will bloom.  I swear there are about a million varieties of pansies, but this series- Skyline Copperfield is my favorite!

Another Copperfield pansy- the title of this one is "Enchanted"- for more info, click HERE 
I like this one on the diagonal, like this:

Lastly, my current WIP- it's almost done, just needs a bit more tweaking here and there 
and a signature and it too too will find a place on Etsy!

That's all for now, for the first time in a very long time, I actually feel like I have time to participate in Paint Party Friday- there are always close to 100 links to visit, but today, I think I can do it!  Hope to see you there!
Happy Friday
xx
Stephanie

30 comments:

Carolyn Dube said...

Wonderful paintings! I love how you've blending the colors- pansy style! Happy PPF!

JKW said...

I haven't seen pansies in awhile. I love this artwork of them. What a fun project, what a busy gal. Wow. Blessings, Janet PPF

Mary Walker Designs said...

Pretty I used to love growing pansies.

Anne Manda said...

Very pretty, love how you use strong contrasts, gives such depth! Happy PPF!

Kim said...

Beautiful flowers on a dreary day, thank you for posting these beauties! Happy PPF!

Netty said...

woo hoo, so glad you are back at the party with your gorgeous paintings. Loving your latest vibrant pansies. Happy PPF, Annette x

Ginny said...

Stephanie your flowers are beautiful. My pansies are not doing too well but every once in awhile one will surprise me and look awesome. Of course the deer think so too so they don't last very long.

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Beautiful pansy. I can see why you love this one.. The colors are amazing. Happy PPF

Rita said...

These are gorgeous! Happy PPF and looking forward to getting to see what you read on GR. :)

Rita

Kat Sloma said...

Oh, I love that one on the diagonal too. Such a great way to present the flower! And congrats on finding your rhythm. That's the most awesome feeling, isn't it? Happy PPF!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Your flowers are so pretty. I love the colors so much and hanging one diagonal - LOVE that. It looks so pretty hung in that direction. Beautiful!

Carol L McKenna said...

Magnificent work ~ done so well ~ (A Creative Harbor) ~ aka ~ 'artmusedog' ^_^

Linda said...

Your pansy paintings are so beautiful!! I'm sure you'll make lots of sales! happy PPF!

Molly said...

absolutely gorgeous. i love it on the diagonal!

Deanna said...

Your pansies are absolutely gorgeous!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

so glad you are back in the swing and finding time to paint again... I have missed you... and love the pansies!!

Anne said...

Happy PPF! Nice that we're both joining the party this week!

Your pansies are so beautiful! Flowers are always my favorite. And congrats on creating a rhythm for yourself! That is wonderful!

craftattack said...

Your flowers are totally gorgeous! Well done on getting your life so planned! Hugs, Valerie

Christine said...

Just beautiful work, I love flowers!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Super mom, super baker, super artist! Lovely pansies, too.

Gloria said...

Wow, awesome paintings. love the blending. You've been a busy little bee.:) Thanks. Happy PPF!

NatashaMay said...

These are just fabulous! Such delicate work! Love it!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love this series of little canvases!!
Your brushwork is beautiful!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Elisa said...

beautiful work! such wonderful brush strokes! Keep it up!

helloitssandra.blogspot.com said...

Your pansies look amazing on a dark background, beautiful work

Cathy Bueti said...

These flowers are beautiful!! What vibrant colors!! Happy PPF!!

Laura Haviland said...

Oh the colours are so powerful with beauty. I love your panies and love hearing you can spend time with your kids.Really fabulous creation,love..
Hugs,Laura.xoxx
Have a great week..Best wishes.

denthe said...

Wow, way to go girl! Your pansies look great, I hope you sell lots!

aimee said...

cool!! congrats on your jams and on finding a way to make everything come together with home and work... it's hard to do it all!!

Nic McLean said...

these are so lovely. I love the little small canvas sizes and am sure they're popular on your etsy shop!