Wednesday, December 29, 2010

So I've been Thinking....

A few weeks ago when I met with Jann from A Vintage Heart for coffee. She was asking me about what I do for a living. I was going to meet up with a customer later that day and just so happended to have my portfolio in my car. I asked if she wanted to see it. She said "yes" and after seeing what I do she asked me why I don't share photos of my work on my blog.  I didn't think anyone would be interested. So what do you think? Would you like to see my work? I was thinking of starting another blog that shows my fine art and my murals and faux finishes. If I do I'll only post on it once a week since I don't have a lot of free time. Let me know how you feel about it. If I get much of a response I'll do it. If not thats o.k. too.

Here's a couple of Watercolors I did.                             
An old building in Idaho city.
These are a couple of watercolors I painted for my MIL a few years back. not my favorite medium to work in. I tend to do more detailed work in Gouache, acrylics and oils.

I can't take full credit for this one. My MIL was on a cruise and took a snapshot of a painting she fell in love with and asked me to re-create it for her, so I did. Another watercolor.


66 comments:

Robin said...

Hey Lynn! Your paintings are beautiful and I would love to see them posted here on this blog. I wouldn't go to the trouble of setting up another blog just for that purpose, unless of course you want to!

Hugs,
Robin

Tracy Evans said...

Wow wow and wow how talented you are and so many strings to your bow. Of course we would like to see all your work. Tracy Evans x

2amscrapper said...

I've always been amazed at your range of artistic talent, especially the illustrations for children's books. I would be most interested in seeing more of your artwork. Helene

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hello Lynn,
I knew you are a woman with many talents! WOW, yes, please show us more.You are just amazing,GF!
Have a great day.
Hugs,
Marie

Terry said...

Oh baby, post away! I would love to see the other artistic side of you!

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

Oh you should do a blog with this work!!! I am going to start a blog with just my watercolors and acrylics too...go ahead,,,we can keep tabs on each other:)

peggy gatto said...

So glad you shared this side of you!!!
Very lovely "fine art"!!!

Linda Cain said...

Beautiful work! Watercolors are a difficult and rather unforgiving medium to work with...so I really appreciate the hard work here, and fantastic talent.

TFS!

Linda

Angie in AZ said...

OK, so even though I don't know you, I'd like to slap you silly. Girl, what are you doing keeping all this a secret and not showing the rest of us out here? Your work is stunning! So start showing it!

Zoechaos said...

I for one would love to see more of your work your talent is wonderful and to see it WOW love these especially the cruise 'copy' so gentle and dreamy. XOXO Zoe

PetraB said...

I entirely agree with Jann. I definitely would like to see far more of your work, it is so beautiful and outstanding. It would not only be a showcase for you but also an inspiration for other crafters and artists.
Looking forward to seeing more of your pieces! x

sonya said...

Are you kidding? Of course you need to post this stuff! My goodness girl! Show it off! It is beautiful work! Lucky MIL! Thanks for sharing your talent!
Have a great week.
Blessings,
Sonya

Daniele said...

what a talented lady you are.
Happy New Year to you and your family
hugs

Createology said...

Oh My Goodness Lynn...Of course we want to see ALL of your art. The talent you possess is amazing. I for one am green with envy as I do not paint with any medium. Your creativity is inspirational and thank you for sharing...all of it!

Jo said...

oh finally!!!! I've kinda been hoping you would do this ... I would love love love to see more! and wow, those paintings are gorgeous ... I love the old house and its flowers ... you have wonderful talents my friend!

Kim Ross said...

Jann was right, Lynn! These are stunning! You always do such wonderful work. :)

Netty said...

Well hang me.....is there nothing you cannot do brilliantly......oh wow Lynn please show us some more... Annette x

agypsyangel said...

LYNN,
WOW, I had no idea. These are wonderful!!! I would love to see them. You are toooooooooooo talented. Hugs, Kim

Oxana said...

WOW Lynn!!!!! You are so talented! AMAZING!!!!

Krisha said...

Oh Yes Lynn, post your work here. I love what you have given us a taste of. I admire anyone who can use water paints and create something rather than a muddy canvas (that would be me) I usually stick to oils or acrylics, oils being the favorite. Can't wait to see what else you have in that portfolio of yours!!!!!

Dragonlady said...

WOW!....your art is amazing, I would love to see more of it and if you start another blog, I would be sure to follow..you are very talented..
hugs
Brenda

Sarah said...

Yes, yes, show us more!! Here or on another blog...doesn't matter to me...I'd follow you anywhere!!!

misteejay said...

Lynn your work is beautiful - I would love to see you post a few pics on here now & then (when you can find the time) as it would show more of your wonderful creativity.

Toni :o)

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Lynn,
Oh yeah, I want to see more~these are fabulous.
Uh, I can't believe you have more hidden talent!
Hugs,
Anna

Cheryl said...

wow hun these are just amazing,would love to see more of these wow you are so clever hun,hugs cheryl xxx

——>Katie Bolinger said...

They are beautiful. I would love to see them here.

Sandy Davis said...

These are beautiful! You are women of many talents!

Susan said...

Lynn your art is your light. You are not suppose to hide your light under a bushel!! You are amazingly talented!! I am so glad you shared what you do!

Vada said...

Oh My Goodness, why have you kept this from us??????????
It's toatly Outstanding... Put me now for a "Over the sofa painting"!!!
Love it.
Hugs V

Jocelyn said...

Oh My Goodness....look at these...they are stunning!!!!! I want to see more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Healthy New Year!!!! :-)

Vic said...

Beautiful! Share more, please.

Beth said...

OMG Lynn you keep amazing me with your talent what gorgeous paintings and yes I would definitely like to see more.
Hugs
Beth

joy said...

Lynn, I totally agree with all of the comments made here - your artwork is simply gorgeous! Sharing it on this blog once a week would be great for all of us.

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

Wow Lynn, you are awesome!!! I had no idea you did this!!! yes, you should have a blog with your fine art - it's lovelY!
Wanted to stop by and thank you for referring Shelly!!! I really appreciate it!!! Retro Cafe and Coffee Break Design is my FT gig now, didn't know if you heard. I actually filled my second Coffee Break Design order to Alphastamps this week :).
xoxo,
Kristin

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

oh your work is beautiful! i would love to see it.

Carolyn said...

ABSOLUTELY! It would be a treat for all of your followers, me included.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Evelyn S. said...

You are just totally amazing, Lynn!!! For some reason, I didn't know you do watercolors! I LOVE that medium...probably my favorite. Our two sons took watercolor lessons for about 7 years and we have everything they did. Neither one stuck with it, though. The one with the most talent picked up pastels in high school, but he hasn't done much as an adult. Beautiful work! I'm glad you're sharing.

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous paintings, Lynn. I keep thinking certainly now that is the extent of this woman's talent -- and then you show us another side! Amazing. And, yes, I think another blog for your fine art projects is a grand idea!

Michele said...

easy answer Lynn. YES. your work is gorgeous, lumimous. i love seeing it and no question i would follow your second blog, or would enjoy seeing it here on this one. either way, go for it! xo

Jana said...

WOW. These are fantastic. You are so very talented. I think it is harder to copy someone else's work sometimes. I think you could easily share your talent here if you wanted to.
Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

Sandy said...

Wow wow wow Lynn your painting work rock. So wonderful. You are a talented Lady. Love them.

I wish you and yours a Happy and Healthy 2011. *Hugs*

Nancy Maxwell James said...

your paintings are GORGEOUS! you are one talented lady! :) I hope you have a wonderful New Year and many blessings in 2011!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

jaw dropping...

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(pin dropping....)


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(wow!!)
soooooo miss secret painty artist!!!!

Whyyyyy have you been hiding THESE away!!!

Would LOVE to see more of your paintings, most definitely!!

A Vintage Chic said...

Beautiful, Lynn! Of course you should post them! I'm so amazed at all the beautiful work you do--and how accomplished you are in so many mediums! What an inspiration you are, my friend!

Wishing you a most wonderful, happy, healthy & creative New Year!

Julie

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Oh my, how much talent can 1 lady have!!! You are just amazing, these are so beautiful....I can't draw a straight line! lol, that's what stamps are for!! Yes yes yes, either way, please post. Happy New Year hugs

Gaby Bee said...

Wow, how talented you are, Lynn! Seems you can do everything! These paintings are absolutely stunning!

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Healthy New Year!

Hugs, Gaby

funkycrafter said...

exquisite! i would like it if you posted these on this blog. splitting them up will be more work, which means we might see less. that would be a shame because all of your art is so great.

pat said...

Yes, yes, I want to see more. I too struggle with watercolor, but I keep going back for more torture.
I feel a kindred spirit with you, because I too have varied interest, and sometimes have a hard time deciding what i should concentrate on. You obviously have been hiding a great talent.

Minxy said...

Oh WOW, i never realized you were a full on proper amazing fine artist, your work is beautiful :)

Terri said...

Yes, definitely yes! Show us your gorgeous fine art please!
Hugs,
Terri

Linda R. said...

Oh MY Goodness... They are beautiful.. You are so talented.

I would love to see your craft where every you post it..

I started a second blog for my photos. I kinda wish I would have just put them on MHP blog. It is a little more work with two blogs. But I would love to see your work either way.

I hope you have a HAPPY NEW YEARS!

Hugs, Linda

Suzanne C said...

Wow! Fabulous artwork and love that you shared it with us!

Cyn said...

what beautiful art..I say post away!! please share..love them
cyn

Lyneen said...

BEAUTIFUL... THESE are fantastic. your should share them!

Jennie said...

Absolutely gorgoeus work!
and wishing you and your family a Happy New Year ! See you in 2011!!
Hugs xx

Martina2801 said...

Astounding! I absolutely adore your paintings, dear Lynn. Excellent work :)
I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful art in 2011.
Happy New Year to you and yours.
Hugs
MARTINA xxoo

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, you're so talented, your paintings are wonderful. Thanks for sharing. I think one blog is enough and I would love to see all your art on this blog ;)
Wish you a happy and creative year 2011.

Christine said...

I love ALL of your artwork and think you should share it all on the blog!!!

Shar said...

I always like to see all your artistic endeavors! I think all your work is amazing...but I may have told you before :)

Lovey said...

Wow Lynn...simply beautiful!

Marva said...

Oh Lynn! These are fabulous! I used to paint in oils but switched to watercolors and love them! Would love to see more of your fine art! You could just put them on this blog, I had 4 blogs going and it was just too much... Marva

Anji Johnston said...

I am so behind on my blogging comments so excuse the delayed comment on this post. Lynn! Why have you not started this new blog already?!!!
I want to see your beautiful work now!! Will you add some of your faux finishes as well? Please do - I am always wanting to ask fellow fauxers about their techniques and any tips they may have. Your fine art needs to be seen by everyone! So come on girl - get moving!
And by the way - Happy New Year!

Becca said...

wow Lynn, I didn't know you could paint! Oh how I wish I could do that. I would love to see more and hear how you started...a class, teaching yourself...etc?

stampdiva said...

Happy New Year Lynn.
I most definitely want to see your artwork (paintings). Although I don't paint anymore I still have an interest in art and having seen your paintings I know I would like to see more. Robin has a good point, if you are considering once a week why not incporate into this Blog. Do whatever is a time saver for you.
Your MIL has good taste, I would most certainly hang this in my home. Lynne x

Dawn said...

I have seen you give us little glimpses of your fine art and they are very beautiful. However that doesn't answer what you do for a livng? do you do commisions?

Love the work, an extra blog would be idea to seperate these two very different forms of media art work. Both definatley have a blace in blog land

Love Dawn xx

Elaine said...

I wish you would post more of your watercolors. They are truly wonderful. I have dabbled in watercolors myself, but finally figured out I didn't have the talent for it. But you certainly do, and I loved looking at yours.
Elaine E

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