As before in the last post, much has changed. This time, it is not really with this website (though I did change it a little bit here and there), but mainly with me personally. I started working on a painting a while ago. And then I needed to pause on it so I could also work on a logo that had to be completed as soon as possible. Some time after finishing the logo, I felt I needed to just take care of myself, inside. I’d been avoiding it for a very long time, because it involved terrible memories for me, and I wished to avoid, accept and move on from it. But it was most always in the back of my mind. I grew tired of fighting back and so I felt I was finally ready to just sit and confront the situation head on, without anyone around for me to wonder “what do they think?” I needed to know how exactly I felt, without influence from others’  thoughts and perceptions. I’ve had a nasty habit in the past of forming how I felt through how others felt, but deep down inside feeling differently. And now, I know. Well, I’m certain at least, how I feel about it all… I am not ready to tell the whole world about it quite yet, though my family and some friends know. But when the time comes,  I may share some personal news and stories with you.

Until then, I share with you some art news. As I mentioned earlier, I was requested to create a logo within about a week. It was for my older brothers’ new insurance company. A lion is the crest symbol for Leone, thus why the lion was chosen. I did the logo entirely in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

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Leone Lion ReEdit 2

You can find more information about this awesome new

and thriving insurance company at: Leone Insurance Agency

Lastly, I have recently completed the biggest commissioned painting I’ve ever done so far. It is framed, but I do not yet have a photo of it in the frame. But as soon as I do, I will post it for all to see.  In the meantime, here is the final result without the frame:

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The Eastern Rising

Pastel Chalk with some pastel pencils on pastel grey board

24 by 36 inches

27 hours of painting

This painting was a great challenge because I do not usually do seascapes. I’m not certain I have really actively and seriously ever done seascapes before. But I enjoyed it, because it was another challenge for me to puzzle out and learn from. It went through a great many changes. I plan on making a video progress of it some time so be on the lookout for that!

I will be selling prints of this. It can be in pretty much any size you want, so just let me know what size prints you would like and I will let you know the prices some time next week.

I am also open to doing more paintings, so feel free to look around my site and email me for more info.

Let me know what you guys think!

8 Responses

  1. This is beautiful Sarah. You are so blessed with the gift of expressing yourself through your artistic ability.

    Our prayer is that you will be able to display your work for a show so more people will see your special gift. I really like your seascape, but there is something special in the animals you paint/draw in their expressions.

    We love you.
    Grandpa & Grandma

  2. Sarah
    Thank you for sharing the finished product. You sure are a wonderful person and have a gift. Keep up the good work.
    Theresa Chaloux

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