Right, I've actually decided to set up shop and sell my paintings, to see if anyone does actually like them that aren't my friends or friends parents! Haha... My mother has had her last painting and is hung on the wall now, so she no longer has any wall space for more of my creations, so I thought the best way to do it was the flog them to other people! This is the painting that I did for my mother, it's one of my favourites so far!
One of my friends showed her mother my paintings and now she wants 5! YEY! I love that someone can look at my work and be inspired/excited enough to pay money for it! The paintings in question are to be hung in their newly built house in Sierra Leone... Victoria Richards is going international! Ha. Now I'm panicking if I'm going to get them right and to the standard that they want, which is always a bit daunting, but never the less, a challenge!
Also, another friends mother wants a painting, but this one really is a challenge, she wants my version of the 'Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe'... being a child minder, she feels like this and wants to be the childminder who lived in the shoe. So I've begun research and its going to be a toughy! I'm not used to fine art/illustration and the one ones I really have done were the pictures for my little cousin (who is subsequently due today!) so I really need to practice those sort of skills a bit more and then have a go. You shall see the finished result on here, and you can judge for yourself if I have it right, which will be probably not!
Decided to post on Facebook that I had finished doing some paintings, and while I was in the mood did anyone want any? I said it sort of joking, but a little serious, and two of my friends wanted paintings, so they've bought the canvas and I did the painting! These are what I came up with...
This one was for Laura, it says Laura Jayne in the same style as the one I posted previously... This one was a lot neater than my previous though, so I think my painting skills have improved somewhat!
This little turquoise number is for Zoe. She loves bright colours, and these three in particular, so this is going to be hung in her Uni house bedroom to bring a little colour into the room. I love this one, and love to stroke it because of all the texture I put on it... if only you could feel it!
If any of you who have been to my house know how colour co-ordinated it is! Ha....So I've done a burn orange abstract painting for the living room and a block type teal-ish colour one for the kitchen. Matching everything, of course!