Runner in Pink

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I’ve had this big 2’x4′ canvas sitting around for a while. It had a light pink splatter on it and was screaming for something fun.
So this morning, I had some downtime during my conference, so I painted this runner girl.


I’ve got an entire series in mind now… wouldn’t it be fun to do silhouettes of a girl hurdling or a girl kicking a soccer ball… yeah, lots of ideas, not much time.

An Acrylic Adventure


A few weeks ago I was asked to paint DURING a church service as part of a celebration of a woman who had served the church more than 30 years in our children’s preschool program. I was excited for the painting adventure, but since I really like working in oils, and oils don’t travel, I knew I would have to adapt to the environment and situation!

So, after a bit of trial and error and a few practices paintings. This is what I ended up with. I am happy with the painting. It is in acrylic, and acrylic is HARD to blend on a canvas as it dries so quickly when you are palette knife painting. The painting has lots and lots of layers in order to get a little depth to it. I worked with the painting some after the service as I wanted it to be a little more finished, but I didn’t do too much so that it would be true to the worship experience.

I really enjoyed the challenge, but I think if I do this again, I’ll find a way to transport the oils!Image