Sunday, April 22, 2012

On My Walls

It's been a fantastic weekend that, when not sleeping, I've spent covered in paint watching a ridiculous amount of documentaries on Netflix (Did you know that "price of food included" for cruises doesn't include all the restaurants on board? Who knew!?!).

I am so excited about the painting I'm working on, and can't wait to show you when its finished! It's turning out amazing, I don't think I've ever done one so well!  Since I don't have anything new to show you yet, I 've decided to give you a peek into my lovely home, and see what hangs on my walls. Here are all of the paintings I've done for my humble abode....

The Upstair's Landing

As Walt once said, "It all started with a mouse." In my case, it was Minnie. One day in 2009, I saw a picture of the Minnie painting on a Disney blogsite. Both the Minnie and the Mickey painting can be found in rooms at the Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World. When I saw the picture I knew it was a style I could replicate. And it's gone down hill from there! I became obsessed with replicating Disney paintings and covering my walls with them.

Above the Couch
Donald - based on Tom Rogerson original

Mickey & Minnie - Based on Tom Rogerson original

Goofy - Based on Tom Rogerson original
Of all the pieces I've done for our home, these 3 are my favorites. They are identical to the originals, and really gave me confidence in what I could do.

Posing with the original last year - I told you they were identical!

The Living Room

Venice - Based on James Coleman original
This piece took me foooorever! It's huge, I think its 24" x 24", and it's completely stippled (stippling is shading with tiny dots of paint rather than brushstrokes).

The Dining Room


'Cinderella' is based on an etching found in one of the elevators at, where else, the Contemporary Resort at Disney World (and oddly, I've never even stayed at that hotel!) 'Rainbow', I found a picture of during a random image search on Google and fell in love. It's the only non-Disney painting I have done for the house.

Upstairs Hallway

The Pearl
This was a gift for the Turtle a few years ago, in honor of his huge love of Pirate's of the Caribbean.  It's definitely not one of my favorites, but its one of the first paintings I'd done with acrylic when I was still getting used to the medium...not that I'm a huge expert now!

So there you have it, a glimpse into what I stare at every day. Of course, this doesn't include all the different posters from Disney and Hawaii we've collected on our different trips...but who cares about those, I didn't make them!

In running news, I had a pretty good indoor 9-miler last Wed. We'll see what this week has in store for me!


  1. These are great! Not sure which one is coolest, but I'm thinking it's a toss up between Venice; and of course, my hero, Goofy.

    1. Thanks! Somehow I'm not surprised about the Goofy preference ;-)

  2. wow - you are talented! I love the rainbow too - so pretty! Congrats on the 9 miler!

  3. Hey...Love the Venice one. Reminds me of my vacation trip I took there back in 2006. You've got some serious skills going. Keep it up. Hope you had a good run yesterday. My knee was acting up again so I had to cut it short. Getting old sucks. See ya.


    1. Thank you! It was good seeing you! Hope you manage to get away from the new job more so you can whip that knee into shape..old shmold!

  4. Wow! So many beautiful pieces! I absolutely love the one of Mickey and Minnie.