I have a fabulous, long time collector...Larry, who I've also become friends with over the years. He is an amazing stained glass artist, and I'm beyond honored to have one of his pieces of art recreated from one of my paintings that he purchased. He consistently collects new art and recently purchased the painting "Land of Wonder" when I was having my moving sale. Well, he had also seen my coloring pages, and thought how cool it would be to have a mural sized coloring page with hints of color handpainted by me...I was down for the challenge! I actually started my professional artist career painting murals in the Orlando, FL area, so I was looking forward to revisiting mural size painting.
Larry ended up choosing the coloring page (above) that the original painting "Land of Wonder", was created from, and I also gave him the original drawing itself, so he has a triad of original coordinating art that no one else has.
Larry and I worked together with one of my licensing partners Murals Your Way - you can purchase some of my art as murals from them, link here - to create the perfect black and white reproduction of the original drawing on three canvas panels totaling 9'x8'. The challenge for me was that I didn't have any table space this large, so I had to lay it out on my studio floor, which required moving everything out of the way and practicing my contortionist skills, haha!!
And the final results as shown in Larry's home! This was such a fun and different project for me; I love when my collectors come up with new ideas to challenge me as an artist, and this was one! Larry is the only person on the planet who has a mural like this. So proud to continue to have him as one of my best collector's and inspiring me to always step outside of my comfort zone with my art, thank you Larry!
Larry's description of the art in his home ~ "This canvas art piece draws the viewer into an eclectic mix of whimsy among a wood & glass framework at this, The MoonShadow House. Gotta Love It !!!!"
Every now and then someone will contact me about a painting they saw online and ask if it is still available, and more often than not the painting has already sold. This is true of one of my most popular paintings from 2008, "Aqua Burn", it sold in 2008, but prints are available of it. A recent, new collector, reached out to see if it was possible to similarly recreate it. I was more than happy to do so, since I haven't painted anything from my Circle of Life painting in months! I always enjoy revisiting certain styles and colors, and this is one of my favorite color combinations for any style or painting.
The original "Aqua Burn" was created on an 18"x24" canvas, but the new collector wanted a much larger size and we settled on a 60"x48" Genie Canvas. I always love to paint oversized, it's challenging and the effect of larger paintings is so impressive once hung. Here is a compilation video of the painting in process and finished hanging up in it's new home.
Below are pics of the painting hanging in it's new home in the mountains of Montana ( I lived in Montana for the first 5 years of my life :). The beautiful mountain scene is what the painting sees looking out the window, how magnificent and beautiful is that?!
It's amazing how well such a colorful, contemporary painting can fit in with the wild rustic beauty of the collectors home they describe as "Mountain refined with log accents". It's as though they were made for each other! It is always such a thrill to see my art hanging in it's new home, it's as if a part of me gets to travel around the world through my art.
Life is a never ending cycle of change and growth, and I'm currently going through a lot of that right now! But, it's all for the good of my health and soul and working on living My Best Life.
I have a new, beautiful studio in Miami Beach to enjoy for a little while, who knows when I might move next :) And I finally broke it in with a big, beautiful commissioned recreation of my painting "Aqua Burn". Nothing better than putting paint on canvas...myself and the floor, it means the studio is officially broken in! The painting was created on a fabulous 60"x48" stretched Genie Canvas, the ONLY canvas I paint my oversized paintings on.
Here are some work in progress pics and a quick little time lapse video of the painting process, after almost 3 months of minimal creativity it feels so good to get back to doing what I love!
"At Rest" is an 18"x24" original painting on loose canvas, with limited edition prints available. The painting was created in acrylics with a beautiful and unique metallic gold overlay that really makes the painting come alive and the blue colors just pop against it, so pretty in person!
There are only 15 Limited Edition, Signed prints for this painting, 18"x24" as is the original, available here. It is a first come, first serve basis, as well as a limited time frame. Once the week of purchase time is over any unsold prints will not be sold, and the edition numbers will be limited to the final amount of prints sold. So, if you purchase the first print and only 7 prints are sold you will receive 1 of 7, and so on; your edition number will be determined by the order in which prints are purchased and will be handwritten on the print itself. The prints will be shipped within approximately a weeks time of the end of the weekly listing, as I won't be ordering them until the week is up to know exactly how many to create. There will never be any other prints made from this painting, ever!
These prints will only be available through the evening of December 20th, or until sold out.
NOT AVAILABLE IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS SHIPPING
My newest painting "The Golden Forest"© is now available for one week only as limited edition prints. I will only be offering (10) 16"x20" prints EVER! Once they have sold out, or the week of time is over, there will never be any other prints made from this painting ever! Go Here to purchase your limited edition print.
"The Golden Forest" original is from my Circle of Life Collection and created on loose canvas with acrylics, including my unique technique of textured metallic gold paint as an overlay on the background. This overlay creates such a beautiful shimmer and shine when the light hits it just right, it really makes the painting have so much dimension and life. Visit shop to purchase original.
These prints will only be available through the evening of November 9th, or until sold out.
There are only 10 Limited Edition, Signed prints for this painting, also 16"x20". It is a first come, first serve basis, as well as a limited time frame. Once the week of purchase time is over any unsold prints will not be sold, and the edition numbers will be limited to the final amount of prints sold. So, if you purchase the first print and only 7 prints are sold you will receive 1 of 7, and so on; your edition number will be determined by the order in which prints are purchased and will be handwritten on the print itself. The prints will be shipped within approximately a weeks time of the end of the weekly listing, as I won't be ordering them until the week is up to know exactly how many to create. There will never be any other prints made from this painting, ever!