Monday, November 21, 2011

What Makes a Good Painitng?

Snugly Cuddly and Warm © 2011 Amy Hillenbrand
6 x 6 oil on board
$100.00 + shipping
Aren't these adorable little baby moccasin slippers? I really love how these turned out.  A little background info on these: my sister and cousin and I were all flying through a store to find something (not shoes) and out of the corner of my eye I saw these cute little slippers.  We quickly found a blue towel in the home-goods section of the store and propped them up for their photo shoot.  My sister and I worked on the photo shoot as my cousin stood guard for us, in case a store employee got their feathers ruffled. 
I often wonder what makes a good painting: the subject, the colors, the composition, the reference photo, the brush strokes? or is it the joy you have in your heart when you are painting it? hmmmm, what do you think?


Monday, November 14, 2011

Juried Show

Saddled and Well Worn © 2011 Amy Hillenbrand
6 x 6 oil on board

I'm so excited to announce (can you hear me squealing?) my above painting was juried into the annual   "6 Inch Squared" exhibition at the Randy Higbee Gallery in Costa Mesa, CA. The show is December 3 - 23.  Okay, bye for now. I am going to go and do my happy dance.