Saturday, July 22, 2017
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Half time check-in…
Remember that 70-day Van Gogh art challenge I started back in May?
Well, I’m 38 days in, and going strong! Here’s an update on my progress.
|#31 "Stick" (assemblage)|
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Hello Chalk Paint, My Old Friend…
A lot of my painting jobs involve re-inventing old furniture, and chalk paint is one of my favorite ways to do it.
Curated Home and Lifestyle commissioned me to do this furniture makeover to freshen up a dining room.
All it took was a couple coats of chalk paint to completely transform the look!
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Saturday, June 10, 2017
It’s all Relative
Occasionally a client will ask me to paint a portrait of a special family member, and they’re usually really hairy with bad breath and four-legs. Luckily, some of my best friends fit that description!
As it happens, I’m working on pet portrait commissions for two different clients right now.
My sister Pia Ledy, also a lifelong creative professional, is an accomplished oil painter too. Pet portraits are one of her specialties.
Though we didn’t start out doing art together, she and I have each been painting for years, and we came to pet portraiture completely independently of one another. It must be in our blood. (You didn’t know there was a gene for painting dogs?)
Look how two artists with very different styles can paint the same subject matter with wildly divergent results!
The black Lab on the left is Arrow, painted by me.
The Lab on the right is Genny, painted by Pia.
My style is quick and loose, with visible brush strokes.
Her style is photo-realist, precise, and rich in detail.