Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Sea Scape Paintings, and can I have some feedback, please?

Good morning friends!

I wanted to share with you some new Seascape paintings I finished, for a grand total of 5 in my little series so far.  Not sure if I will add to it yet, since this past weekend I've had a Major Brain Wave on a new product to carry in the shop.  More on that later!

So here they all are, in order that I painted them!

Seascape #1
This one is on 8x8 super gorgeous textured paper

Seascape #2
This one is on 6x6 paper, a bit smoother type.  More muted colors.

Seascape #3
This is a bigger one, on 12x12 paper.

Seascape #4
Another small one, on 6x6 paper, I really like how the kelp/seaweed came out on this one.

Seascape #5
This is another one on 12x12 paper.  This time I did a little snail.  See him?

Hope you like these!  They would be very cute in a child's room, for some cute and colorful original art.  I am going to get them listed in my shop today, so you can even have one of these original paintings for your very own!  I will let you know when they are listed so you can check it out.

Now, as for my Major Brain Wave I mentioned earlier.  Do you want the long version or the short version?  Oh good, me too.  Long version it is!

When I first started my Etsy shop (I'm using this term loosely, since I never actually made any product to sell...) I wanted to create personalized wall hangings, like mini quilts.  Made for a child's room, with an appliqued picture and an applique of the child's name.  I had just made a beautiful one for my youngest niece and I LOVED how it turned out.  But...it was a lot of work!  And fiddly, fussy work, which I kinda hate.  So I said "never mind!" and never did anything with the shop.

Well, my Major Brain Wave over the weekend was to do this type of personalized wall art, but as a personalized watercolor painting!  Duh!  How cute would it be to have a painting of a little bird, boat, or flower, whatever, and have your new baby's name written on the painting, too?  You could have their birth date, too, or just their name.  This could be for an older child, too, of course.  And how special and personal for a wedding or anniversary gift, to have the couple's names and maybe their wedding date?  All original paintings, personalized with hand lettering.  All bright, colorful images, which is what I like to paint.

I love this idea!  So I am hoping for some feedback form my readers:  What do you think?  Good idea?  Terrible?  Let me know in the comments below!


  1. I love the idea! But, I also like the idea of the quilted wall hangings, but know where you're coming from. If it's too much work sometimes it's not fun anymore. Have you ever considered having your artwork printed onto fabric and making "mock" quilted wall hangings? That could be a fun idea too.

  2. It's certainly worth trying in my opinion, maybe have some examples posted in the store and outline the parameters for custom work? Speaking as person who has a piece of your custom work ��

  3. Um, I love that idea! I can see that as a cute thing in a kids room.