TenMile from Copper

Tenmile from Copper. 2016. Acrylic on canvass. 24x36

Tenmile from Copper. 2016. Acrylic on canvass. 24×36

This view of the ten mile range is one of my favorite views from Copper Mountain ski resort. Every time I go to Copper, I take at least one picture of this view so it only makes sense to do a painting of it.

I started this piece in April 2015 and by June 2015, I hit a major painter’s block.  Unable to decide how I wanted to complete this piece and unmotivated to figure it out I then let it sit, half completed, for an entire year until mid June 2016.  After moving into a bigger home more conducive for painting, I was finally motivated to put my brush to canvass and once I made those initial strokes, the rest quickly fell into place.

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Saturday Omelette Deconstructed

saturday breakfast deconstructed

Saturday Omelette Deconstructed. 2016

With our new “grown up” home, I’ve really been motivated to paint new pieces to hang in our kitchen and the breakfast nook. One Saturday morning I walked to the Michaels and picked up 6 little 4×4 inch stretched canvasses. (buy one get one free. yippee!).

When I’m not out in the mountains, I love to make big breakfasts on the weekends (which usually consist of breakfast burritos or omelettes). So I took the ingredients we tend to use the most and highlighted each one singularly on its own canvass.  I’m particularly proud of the mushroom in this series because it best captures the brush strokes and movement I was going for.

These were so much fun to do that I think if I can keep finding these little canvasses for cheap, I’ll branch out into a bunch of different foods/kitchen objects.