Sunday, June 21, 2009

It took me a little longer to finish . . .

. . . than I had expected! For some reason, sleep has taken over my body the past 2 nights! I finally finished the sneak peek from Thursday. This is the 3rd time that I've been asked to create a painting to match the Pottery Barn Kids - Cherry Blossoms. And all 3 are completely different! Just to remind you, here is the first one and the second {and second & a half.} With each order, I've been given different descriptions as to what each want or are looking for. Different wall colors, furniture color, etc . . . play a huge part in what the final look is as well.

This time I was sent a picture of the sheet . . . .


Here is what I do most times - blow it up and paint in front of the computer!!!

I also had a pillow case in hand {for color matching purposes! - Thanks Womble!} I kept it draped across an easel - and here is what the other table looked like . . .


I'm soooo glad I was sent an email with the sheet picture attached! The favorite scene that was wanted on the canvas was CUT OFF of the pillow case!!! That was the sneaky peeky that I gave you last time!

I have so many favorites about this painting . . . .


This bird for one - is so cute! But I have an obsession with birds {caged birds I should add!}


These blue flowers - I love how they turned out {hence the reason there are so many on the canvas!!}


And as cheesy as this sounds, my absolute favorite thing on this canvas - this "bush" - and more specifically, check out the very top of it - in the middle - see how the brown outline kinda swishes, then fades, then loops again?? I LOVE THAT!! Uhmmm, yeah - that is my absolute favorite thing! {I said it was cheesy!}


You've seen the "Carolina Stripe" from the first one.


And the "Cherry Blossoms" from the second one.


I've learned over the past couple of years, that all of my canvases should tell a story - of that family.


And although there is absolutely no butterfly in the bedding - there is for this family. And it was incredibly important for that single butterfly to be encompassed in the frame that "Julia" is in. Because it tells of their story . . .

What does your walls read?

20 comments:

Debbie said...

I'm a lurker, but this is one of my favs. Can't wait until I get to get one for a grandchild...whenever that will be.

Hillcrest Acres said...

Out of the three paintings, this one is my favorite. I love all the details. Way to go!!!

Kodi said...

This is my favorite of the three! I love it! Great job (again)! ;)

Jennifer said...

Love it! Love the detail!

Paige said...

Love it! You never cease to amaze me with your creativity and work on each painting, making them all unique!!

Whitney Lee said...

Your talent is impressive, as is your desire to make each piece particularly special to the family.

How early should someone get in touch with you about creating a piece?

Holly said...

Great job Kim!

Julie said...

Kim I love this. You are doing so great with these and such a blessing to the one receiving them. Love it!

Terri said...

I follow your blog, and i lurk. I love all of your paintings but you really out did your self with this one and had i known you had this in you i would have asked you to make it for my family. I am very sad that a family other than mine will get this beautiful painting. ha ha ha i dont have any children named Julia but to me it doesnt matter the rest of the painting makes the name unimportant. lol! Amazing and im speechless!

Living With Purpose said...

Alright chickie, this one and Ella Faith's are at the top of my list...my all time fav's. Absolutely breathtaking. LOVE THEM!!

Schafran Family said...

You are so talented! I love this one!

Maggie said...

Easily my favorite piece I've seen... Great job Kim!

Holli said...

LOVE file!

Pam said...

I'm a lurker too and admire your art. However, I had to come out and say this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I have the perfect spot for some Small Word Art love. Just trying to figure out what word to use. Thanks for sharing!

Deb said...

Thanks for responding to my question last week! This is the first time I've noticed your paints! LOL

Your work is amazing!

Micah Wolf said...

wow, one of your best ones yet!! love it, very creative. you inspire me.

Tutta la Storia said...

How is it possible that I like each one more, and more, and more? This one is exquisite! You are such a talent!

Lauren said...

Amazing detail! I think this is my favorite yet!

Mrs. J Manny said...

oh heavens that is incredible. how DO you do it???

Karen said...

wow. this one is your best one yet! SO TALENTED!