April 28, 2010

Mike and Marci have some wonderful family photos

by this photographer

the photos inspired me to paint for Marci's birthday

(the original photos can be seen in my last post)

I tried a simplified version of my usual painting style

with a little added whimsy.



then, I couldn't get this photo out of my head

so I had to paint it too.

I popped the color on the background

and I like the interplay of complimentary colors


At 11" X 14", they are smaller than I usually paint

and I am very pleased with how they turned out.

both were painted with lots of love

of subjects I love lots


Marci said...

I really, really love them! You did an amazing job!!!

Lynnie said...

Beautiful Diane!

kelley said...

They are beautiful...Lucky daughter-in-law to have such a talented mother-in-law.

LaRee said...

Love the paintings...very nice work!

KelleyAnne said...

Diane ~ I LOVE these paintings for Miss Marci! You are amazing♥

Brittany said...

These are gorgeous. I love the colors too

Cheryl Joy said...

Now my blogger page didn't tell me you put these up. I LOVE them though! The added whimsy is perrrfect. :) You really are very talented.. you see things in a way that others cannot.

Good job! :)

Diane said...

Thank you all, for such lovely comments. My art is very personal to me, and posting it always makes me feel a little exposed. I do what I love to do, but validation is very gratifying.

Kayley said...

gorgeous! Love them both.


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I married my high school sweetheart 34 years ago in the LDS Temple. I have 4 children (3 married, and a 14 year old) and 6 grandchildren. I lived my entire life in California, until 6 years ago. I now reside in San Antonio, Texas. The most important thing to me is my family; I have invested the most in them and it has paid great dividends. I love doing anything creative that beautifies my surroundings and I love nature. I minored in Art and majored in Interior Design at BYU, yet, my profession is a Tax Preparer.

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