Friday, August 10, 2012

Look What I Found - My Art!

Happy Friday all! Today I will be posting about something a bit different than I normally do - MY ART!! The other day I was looking through some of my old iphoto albums that I haven't even thought about in YEARS! In those pictures I found a TON of all of my old art from college and even a few from after graduation. But before I post about that... I also found some pictures of the hubby and I from our honeymoon!!! Aww, takes me back:)

** Ok side note!! So my hubs is going out of town for the weekend and I'm kind of sad about it and I'm totally going to miss him.... So yes, I'm posting some old pics of us. Lame, I know;)

Wow this is the last vacation we took together, and that was
over TWO years ago! Aw, isn't he just adorable??

 Look at me being "artsy" ;) Or attempting to at least haha

Ok now that I've got that out of my system, back to my REAL post!

While looking through my old photos, it really took me back. Back to a time where I was a lot less stressed and had a lot more time to do things I enjoyed. One of those things was painting. I used to paint all the time! Here I am, claiming to be an artist, and I just now realized I haven't painted in years... So sad, right!!?? While taking my stroll through memory lane, I found a bunch of my old art and thought I would share it with y'all. Lets call it "proof" that I actually am an artist;)

This is me back in college painting for my Oil Painting class at Baylor

And here it is all finished!

 And here it is all framed up and hanging in our guest bedroom!

Here is another oil painting of mine. It's actually called a triptych since there are three different canvases which are meant to hang together. These are hanging in my parents house currently. For this piece, I did an entire study on the form of sculpture. I took TONS of photography of different sculptures and chose these three for the final product.

Here is a sketch I drew for a part of the study:

Below is my favorite piece that I have ever done. It was my first oil painting and also the first time I knew I could paint! After that, I was hooked. 

I actually painted this from a photo I took from when I studied abroad.
Here is the picture I painted from:

Here are a few pieces that I painted right after I graduated:

The below painting is one I did a whiiiilleee ago - I think maybe when I was a freshman in college? I collected a bunch of coffee holders from this little coffee place at Baylor and put them to good use! The coffee "steam" is actually made up of the coffee holders. My dad and I also made the frame as well!

 The sign below is something a bit more practical that I painted. This sign hangs on the Granbury Square (the sign on the bottom) for an old client of mine. The square has certain restrictions when it comes to hanging signage, so my client was wanting a hand painted sign to really match the historic feel of Granbury.

I also found some awesome pictures of some of the past homes Graham and I have lived in since we got married. Man - I realized my style has changed a TON! Too funny! That post will be coming soon! Hope everyone has a happy Friday! 


  1. Happy Friday to you too...and you are crazy talented. What amazing pieces!

  2. I love your art........especially the one above your bed. You are really talented. Im now following you. So, please come visit me at and maybe you'll decide to follow back??? THANKS.

  3. Wow, you are an incredible artist - your paintings are AMAZING!

  4. You are talented! I love that boat painting.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  5. You are so talented. Please pick up your brushes and continue producing these wonderful works of art. I also didn't paint even though it was one thing I loved. Years went by. I used my creativity in other areas. Then when I decided to paint again I was rusty and dissatisfied with the results which led me to putting my paints away for good. Each year I say I will once again get back to it, but life gets in the way. Now that's a sad story. I hear the calling to get them out. Your paintings encourage me. peggy from PA

  6. I'm expecting to see many paintings being sold all over the world with your signature at the bottom, Amy. :) You are an amazing artist, girl! Love that boat painting!!! Keep up the fantastic work!!!

    xoxo laurie

  7. Wow, your art is great! You are very talented! Liz

  8. You are so talented! I think you need to get back to creating even more art!



  9. Your art is really amazing! You need to create more paintings to go in your lovely home!

  10. Amy - You are a great artist!! LOVE the painting in the guest bedroom. I am officially a huge fan! Your talent is inspiring to me :) Keep painting!!

    Blessings - Sara