Monday, November 23, 2015

Clearing My Mind

Just thought I'd post a little painting I'm getting close to finishing. Still have details, several on the left side,  and varnishing to do.  I have really been enjoying it.  I'm calling it 'Clearing My Mind.'  This painting actually inspired me to start a new little series of paintings on board that I will start after completing my current Triptych commission.  Hope you all have a wonderful and cozy Thanksgiving holiday! xo Misty

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Letting Go

One of the most important and hardest things to learn in life is the letting go of things and people that  are no longer serving our highest good. The way I see it is it's just not fair to try to hang on to things that we aren't meant to have. This painting was an attempt to get in touch with a younger version of myself and let her express herself on canvas the process of letting go.  I really love the result.  The finished product is layered, textured, colorful, simple and complex.  When the light hits the painting, it changes, just like all things can change with a little space and perspective.


Friday, August 28, 2015

Love

I will love you so much and wish nothing but your happiness. I will be quiet and listen to you when you need to be heard. I will forgive you even when you have done something you may or may not realize was not a good decision. I will drive miles to be there for something that is important to you. I will cheer you on and be supportive of your successes. I will keep your secrets. I will tell you how important and wonderful you are. I will not leave you when you have been angry or sad. I will comfort you when you feel alone. I will nurture your interests and make sure you are reminded that no one in the world is like you, and no one else has your vision. I will always have your back. I will give you time to relax, to breathe, to have space when you need it. I will make sure that your friends and family know how much they matter to you. I will care for your pets and treat them like my own children. I will make one change. I will make sure that it is myself, that I am focusing this love on now, and not someone who never really appreciated it. 

Today, I am setting myself a goal to finish and post pics of pins I finish today for ATown and work on the self-portrait I started months ago.  I think I know how to finish it now.
Here's to caring for your own health and happiness first and to creating.
Have a great weekend, everyone.  Mine started today.  :-)



Sunday, August 16, 2015

New Ground

I've been painting a lot. I'm working on some quick painting sketches and some more complicated paintings. I am experimenting with whether a complicated plan with many layers more clearly expresses my idea or thought or if quick a representation does a better job. So far the jury is still out.



Sunday, July 26, 2015

Five Things I Wish Today

1) I could talk to you, laugh with you, because you were actually who I hoped you were
2) I get VTO so I can go home early, put on comfy clothes and draw dog fairies
3) I was never told all of the awful things you've done behind my back, but I know it's better to know
4) I get to go swimming this afternoon and relax in the water and look up at the clouds
5) You'll stop being the voice in my head soon


Sunday, July 19, 2015

To Whom it may concern

I don't really think many people read my blog and that is ok. I use it as an occasional outlet to post the latest thing I have made or my general thoughts. -

No matter how many times I post a piece of my work, whether completed or in progress like the one below, I always enjoy hearing the response others have to it.  For me it's just my brain trying to communicate without words.  My latest series may seem a little all over the place, but that is exactly my intention. I'm calling it the Communication Series. I am working through a visual representation of what it feels like to try to communicate with someone that is not able to respond in a way the average person would think to be normal, rational or moral. This series is my way of expressing myself constructively about this subject in the only way I will ever be able to. I am SO thankful to have this ability and hope that my heart and soul will bleed into these paintings.


Friday, June 26, 2015

June 2015 paintings

Here are some paintings I've been working on this month.


8 x 10 portrait of Annie

8 x 10 portrait of Maggie

New abstracted floral 30 x 30 on canvas 'Listen' - The colors look a little dull in the full shot, but they are very vibrant.  The details show the colors better.

'Listen' detail

'Listen' detail





Sunday, June 7, 2015

Paintings still available June 2015

Thank you so much to all who have contacted me to purchase paintings.  I have cut the prices fairly dramatically so that I can raise money quickly to get my dog Tigerlily testing and whatever treatment the veterinarian recommends.  Please take a look and message me if you are interested in any.  Here is an updated list of what has sold and what is still available:

SOLD

SOLD

SOLD

SOLD

30x40

8x10

8x10

8x10

8x10

30x40

30x30

30x30

24x24

30x30 with floating black frame

Friday, April 10, 2015

My latest group of pet portrait cuties











Paintings Currently Available for Purchase

Here are the paintings that I currently having a available for sale.  Please email me if interested. I will be happy to arrange a time for you to see them.  


30 x 30


30 x 40


24 x 24


30 x 30


30 x 30


30 x 40


24 x 24


30 x 30 

Monday, February 9, 2015