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Some fun little pieces, what can I say I love craft beer!

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One of my dearest friends that I will ever have in this lifetime is someone that has never judged me no matter what, always standing by my side. I made this piece for her, taking inspiration from a sermon that I heard at her church one cold Sunday morning.

   

  

Every season has it’s struggles, see the end. 

I was asked to do a custom piece, a dragon. I immediately felt out of my comfort zone, something I’ve never done, let alone something that I’ve never really taken interest to.

stepping out of my comfort zone is when some of my best pieces have been created.

Dragon painting accompanied by M83 lyrics. 

   

   

I love to paint, but what I love most about painting is when someone requests a specific piece from me. I love taking their idea and translating it onto a canvas.

The first request I had was from a beautiful young mother who was looking for some art to put into her sons playroom, she told me he was really into dinosaurs so I ran with it.

I made this one first, going with cool colors. It took me some time, I couldn’t get into the groove at first, but once it clicked I had it finished within the day;

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and started on the second warmer piece;

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I went into this one only knowing that I wanted it to be warm, to counteract the very cool piece I created. Then I was struck with the idea of making a sunrise effect, followed by my signature messy-ness and paint speckles.

The second request I got was sent to me in a message on the FB page I recently created, I had never met this young woman before, but absolutely fell in love with her idea. She told me that she loved Disney princesses, and at first I was thinking “utoh.. I’ve never done anything girly and princess like before..” I am always ready, and willing for a new challenge, but then she continued to explain her idea, which was a Disney, female villain. I was hooked! I asked what she wanted exactly, in terms of color scheme and which villain but she told me she loved my style and my sexier paintings, and gave me free rein.

This is what resulted;

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I could not be more happy, and pleased with her reaction of excitement and love for the piece. She truly flattered me.

I look forward to any and all requests, and ideas for paintings that will come to me in the future. Of course I love to paint, just to paint and let my own imagination run wild, but I also love the collaboration and the happiness I can give from taking someones idea and transforming it into art.

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