Children’s Hospital Commission Done (well, almost!)

I finished the final six paintings for the Children’s Hospitals. (whoo-hoo!) This series will hang in St. Paul’s Children’s, 6th floor. (I started the Minneapolis painting sketches on our way to Korea when picking up our son, Benjamin… so 3-1/2 years ago! ) In total, I will have 43 paintings hanging at Minneapolis’ and St. Paul’s Children’s Hospitals. I LOVE that my art is used for healing and smiles!

The “almost done” part is in that I have a newish add-on — one smaller piece that will go with my first series at Minneapolis Children’s neo-natal unit — due in a month. After that, “all done!”

This series’ theme is Sculpture & the Sky. I decided to do my painting application a little differently. Rather than using watercolor as my under painting, I chose to keep it as a more visibie part in the painting and then enhance with acrylic. This was a very fun approach because every brush stroke needed to be thoughtfully placed (because you can’t fix watercolor!) This way my line work also shows up more, and I get the happy mistakes and translucency of the w/c.

See if you can figure out “sculpture” and “they sky” in all of these. Enjoy!

"3...2...1...Blast Off"

“3…2…1…Blast Off”

"Up, Up and Create"

“Up, Up and Create”

"Spontaneous Inspiration"

“Spontaneous Inspiration”

"Little Garden Weavers"

“Little Garden Weavers”

"Man on the Moon Masterpiece"

“Man on the Moon Masterpiece”

"Sky Lighters"

“Sky Lighters”

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One response to “Children’s Hospital Commission Done (well, almost!)

  1. mtiger1979

    Not sure if my other comment posted- these are my favorite so far! Love the combo of themes and you color with light beautifully!

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