Wow, so I haven’t  posted in over a month. Clearly I’m still getting the hang of this blogging thing, but what I lack in speed here, I make up for with a paint brush. At the end of October, Houston Young Professionals posted an open call for artists to attend a free art event at a newly-converted condo building called Promenade Place. Since I only heard about this art show a few days in advance, I challenged myself to brush up on my painting skills by creating three new pieces of artwork in 3 days.

Murals and Faux Finishes


Hey Cupcake!

HYP Art Show

Each of these are 18″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas, and each took one day to complete. Are they perfect? Of course not. There are a few things I’d like to touch up about each of them (after all, it’s hard to paint a detailed, realistic-looking landscape in 6 hours), but the point was to achieve a goal, not to achieve perfection.

I learned a lot from this exercise and got a lot of great feedback from guests and other artists at the event on 22 Oct. Seeing all the other artists’ work was thoroughly inspiring, and I’m excited to channel that energy into tweaking these paintings and starting a few new paintings, as well.


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