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    and the soil and sky as canvas.
  • Final Scan : Red Rose


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    spotty texture is light reflecting on the canvas.

    Custom Red Rose Painting
    4? x 6? Oil Painting
    Canvas sheet
    © 2007 Leanne Wildermuth
    All Rights Reserved

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    Red Rose Completed


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    The red rose painting is complete and drying – I’ll show you the final scan of course when it’s dry and varnished and ready to go. This little 4×6 oil painting is on a canvas sheet, so it can be rolled and framed in an open frame just like this.

    View work in progress

    Red Rose : WIP #1


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    About those roses I showed you yesterday, we’re going with #6. This is the underpainting, and I’ll further enhance the rose (the background will stay as is, and it’s pretty close to accurate) on the next layer. It’s a little bitty thing, 4×6 on a canvas sheet, that’s why there’s a bit of a border around it. Pictured with a quarter so you can get perspective on the size of the bud.

    Yellow Rose Original Oil Painting


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    This yellow rose painting is sitting on my desk, and it’s for sale. I completed this painting last fall from a yellow rose in my own garden. It’s 5×7 on a canvas panel (so it’ll need a frame or a plate holder), and it’s really just a cheerful little oil painting.

    Buy this painting!

    Gallery Updates Galore!


    I didn’t realize that I was 13 projects behind in updating my Gallery! Yikes! I just finished getting everything uploaded, categorized, prettied up and all that, so I’d love for you to have a browse through my newest additions. You can find the thumb view here, and just pick a category from my gallery there. I’ve added blog designs, custom illustrations, two custom cat portraits, a custom dog portrait, the flowerbed mural, and other paintings and projects on my completed project list for 2006.


    Now I need to show you the final scans of Mick, Maude and Cheeky. (You can find these in my gallery as well!) Scroll on down, they each get their own entry.

    Sunburn On The Job


    This is the dress.

    This is the strapless (keyword: strapless) dress that I’ll be wearing in the very important role of Maid-of-Honor for my dear friend Lisa in her wedding – next month.

    This is the sunburn.

    The sunburn with straps – bright white straps  from my spaghetti strap tank that are going to look really, really stupid with the strapless dress I’ll be wearing – next month.

    Send tube tops. Or something. Oh yes, and aloe. Tubs of it.

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    This is the flowerbed that once was. Critters adorned this cute little “front floral thingie” as I’ve lovingly referred to it over the past few years, and it was getting old. I was tired of seeing the same thing, and considering we’re looking to put our home on the market, I thought a facelift was in order.

    This is the painting that caused the sunburn with the strap lines that will look stupid with the strapless gown. Sortof a Mary Engelbreit sort of feel to it, swirled flowers, vines, leaves, ladybugs & butterflies.

    It’s definitely different, and I think it will look nice against the snow in the winter, too. A lil touch of spring all year round is a good thing in the midwest!

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    Then, to top off this lovely weekend of continued demolition and general household prettifying, I had another funky dream. It’s no wonder I’m a little odd, with dreams like that who wouldn’t be? I’d pay someone to analyze them professionally, I’d even let someone pay me to record my brainwaves while I’m sleeping and study how vivid they are. I wouldn’t want to stop having them though, they’re pretty interesting although very wierd. I mean really, boiled grapefruit? Blech.

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    How was your weekend? Are you burnt to a crisp, too?

    Yellow Rose Final Scan


    Yellow Rose
    5″ x 7″ Oil Painting
    Canvas Panel

    © 2005 Leanne Wildermuth
    All Rights Reserved

    Yellow Rose


    Here’s my newest painting, this nice yellow rose (Helmut Schmidt is the official name) is just blooming here at my house. I photographed it yesterday morning and voila, it’s now an original oil painting.

    So I have a couple of questions. If this yellow rose (the painting) were yours to give to someone, who would you give it to? If you were the recipient of this yellow rose painting, where would you put it?

    Dewdrop Daisy WIP #4


    I’ve been painting a good chunk of the day today and my hand is about ready to fall off. I started working on this peice a few months ago, and in all honesty it scares the he** out of me. Dang dewdrops. I’ll get to those. (Sorry it’s so grainy, I just realized I had too high of a compression setting!)

    Anyhoo, here’s the last work in progress shot of this painting (it’s a biggun’ at 18″ x 18″), and with that I am going to go put my hand in a bucket-o-ice.

    Have a good weekend!

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