Finally finished this oil painting as my 10th anniversary gift to Blaine. It took me 3 months, which is longer than I anticipated. Our anniversary was back in April. It's now June. Anyway, I'm just glad it's done. It's not how we usually look, but when Imogen grows up, I want her to look at this and be like, "Dang, my mom was a classy broad." #art #painting #oilpainting #portraits #artoninstagram

Blaine sent me a beautiful bouquet of roses for Valentine's Day, and I conjured up this very quick oil painting to preserve the memory. It's my first left-handed painting. I very much enjoyed the carefree abandon of painting this way, and the expressionistic result it produces. It's a nice change from getting caught up in the perfectionism of painting right-handed. It's also a nice way of de-stressing, and I even finished before the baby woke up from her afternoon nap! #painting #oilpaint #sketch #flowers #roses #art #artoninstagram