I have been reading a book about impressionism and love to experiment with the different techniques. Of course, you can't actually paint in the impressionist style without oils, but you can still use kind of the blobs and patches of paint with acrylic.
The first one, "Girl with a Cat" is a new style for me. I like the old fashioned look of it. It's a bit more realistic and I used more patches of paint rather than blending on the skin.
The next painting, "Cat with a Blue Vest", is based on a childhood memory. I really didn't play with dolls very much at all, but that didn't stop me from dressing up my pets in baby doll clothes. My poor kitties seemed to tolerate the clothes pretty well. They almost became hypnotized when they had clothes on. Maybe it was partially because they couldn't move very well. I guess it wasn't very nice of me, but I loved it. Am I the only crazy kid who did this?
Both of these paintings will be on Ebay tonight. The link is on the top of this page.
I am a self taught artist who has always enjoyed creating anything from a flower garden to the perfect meal. Now that my children, (ages 23, 26, and 27) are all grown up, I have more time to create! I also work 4 days a week during the school year with special needs preschoolers--which I dearly love! The children in my life inspire many of my paintings.