Friday, April 24, 2015

Birds of a feather....

I wanted to share with you all, a little bit of my art inspiration. I love birds, and of course my favorite, is the majestic peacock. I did a painting a while back of a girl with a peacock dress and after seeing so many "peacock" inspired things this month, I decided to add another peacock dress to my collection. Today, I wanted to let you in on what inspires me daily. I never really know what I'm going to paint, but sometimes I will see something unique and want to use the color or concept myself. Here is one example of how I develop my concept or just get an idea. I came across this photo on my facebook feed..... A fabulous inspiration find- A GORGEOUS re- created dresser. This beauty is from one of my favorite facebook friends Jennifer Wyatt. She loves to share her artistic designs and this one took my breathe away.... 



From there, I gather colors and sketch..... With this design, I wanted to stay with more blues and teal. I put my  focus on her hat and hair, rather than the dress. I'm in Kentucky, its derby time, why not focus on hats?? 



I added the text and twinkle to my finished image. 

"Why be ordinary when you can be EXTRAORDINARY"



Also, all purchases this week will get a FREE gift! Set of three no snag pony tail holders! I made big batch for myself and thought I would share them with you! 


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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Like me please:)

Please take a minute and visit my new facebook page SouthEnd Girl Art

I am listing all new art this week and I have launched a new website. I am super busy! You will see my new designs, and find coupon codes there!




Inspired by the violet eyes of Elizabeth Taylor and those fabulous turban hats from the 60's, I created this gal and added a French proverb. We are binge watching Mad Men, so don't be surprised if more hats show up in my work this month! 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Happy spring!

Whenever I feel a bit of a creative block, I always draw Frida, somehow she will push me out of my art funk and into something new. Here is my Frida muse- and what followed her visit....




This week I feel the sun and sand calling my name.... I have two new prints. Perfect for summer, or your beach house decor. The originals are going to be framed and hung in my new beach house....I'm dreaming, but maybe one day.  I will save them until then, but as always I have them in print and ready for your summer home or even a beachy themed bathroom????






Both of these are availble in a 5x7 card or a 8x10 print. They were created in ink, watercolor, chalk and acrylic. Super fun! Frida will be listed later this week.


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