Thursday, July 30, 2009

Painting Fauna

I've taken up a new hobby this year--acrylic painting. It began as a challenge from my brother. He wanted a piece of artwork from each of his brothers and sisters to hang on the wall in his living room. Not having much experience in visual arts, but willing to give it a try, I went out and bought a canvas, paints, brushes, and invited a date to paint with me.

Now I find that painting is a challenging and engaging hobby and I plan on doing more of it from now on. (Also, I don't buy Hallmark cards anymore; I make my own.) My favorite subjects to paint are wild animals and nature scenes. Here's one I recently did of a bluebird:


  1. Ah ha, that explains the recent card I received. I wondered when/how you became an artist. Is that Isaac that wants art work from siblings? I think he can just pass me over. I color with Cassia on the sidewalk sometimes and sadly I think I might have been a better artist when I was 6.

  2. Hmm...who was the lucky girl? Looks like the painting talent is coming along splendidly! I like the bluebird. Halmark has lost some business. You could become their competition.

  3. I'm so jealous! I want to try painting some day... I've done some work with clay, but painting just seems awesome.