A Lulie Wallace Study

As a kid I was always fascinated by the painters who would set up in museums, right next to the most famous paintings, and replicate them color by color. I thought why is this famous painting so famous if it’s easy to replicate.

I laugh now at my younger self.

I’ve grow to learn that famous painting are famous for reason – no matter how hard you try, you can’t replicate the genius. Instead, you learn to paint by trying to replicate a master’s strokes, color choices and style.

IMG_0135

I’ve been following Lulie Wallace for a little while now. Recently, she’s posted a collection called a Southern floral series that I am obsessed with, specially her painting of magnolias. So I took the afternoon to try to learn from a master.

IMG_0137

Again, it’s impossible to replicate the genius, but it was fun to attempt to capture its style. Plus, I get a beautiful painting to hang on my wall.

IMG_0139

Painting Butterflies on a Window

The weather is making me dream of warmer days, so today I decided to pull something out of my craft vault. This summer, everyday on the way to work I passed Dave’s Goody Barn (pause for the weirdness of the name), a place that sells used construction materials as well as a bunch of random, cheap stuff. One day I decided to stop by and look around, and I came home with two old windows.

And with butterflies on my mind, the one window became my canvas!