February 22, 2012

A Few of My Oil Paintings

First of all, I'm no great artist, so don't judge me too harshly, but here are a few paintings I've done.

When I want something for my home, I always just figure I can do it myself. If I wanted truly great art (and if it weren't so darn expensive), I'd just buy it. But, as it is, I make do with the abilities and money I have. I did all of these paintings before I had kids, so it's been a long time since I've done anything new.

I started this last painting right before Ivy was born. I've only worked on it once since. I really want to finish it, but I'm convinced the only way is if I get a babysitter for a couple days. Unlike the subjects of the other paintings, which don't have any special meaning to me, this one will (if I finish it). It's a place in Recife, Brazil, where Jared served his LDS mission. We really hope to go there together one day, so maybe this painting could be a reminder of that goal.

Here's an inspiration photograph of Rua da Aurora
Do you think I'll ever finish it?


  1. Very nice Lisa! I've just about given up on making art (other than for work) while I have young kids. I'm concentrating on just doing art with them and I find it ends up filling some of that creative itch for me. Who knew finger painting could be inspiring?

  2. Your paintings are so great!! You are amazing!!! :)


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