July 27, 2011


I used to paint when I was in college. I took one class and fell madly in love. There's a painting over our sofa that I did and one over the bed in the guest room that has a saying my dad said at our wedding. I love that one the most I think. So last night I busted out the paints and went to town.

I know you all are loving my outfit here. I wasn't going to wear anything nice while using acrylic paint, it doesn't come out!! Notice the apron...a necessity I think.

Those are 3 of my favorite colors, but I love the ones below too. I know if I have the primaries I can mix any color, but sometimes I just like the pre made color.

The finished product. We live in Virginia and I love it so. Virginia is where we first lived together, where we got engaged, and married. It will hopefully continue to be a place where we start a family and grow old together. See the heart...that is Richmond where we live. Pretty cute huh!?!? It's going to go in our dining room so I see it on my way for coffee every morning.


  1. I had a similar experience in college ... I took an oil painting class and instantly fell in love ... there is something so soothing and relaxing about mixing paints and feeling a brush in your hand.
    Love your painting ... the background wash is my favorite. Hope it finds a happy new home on a wall soon!
    ♥ Cat brideblu

  2. What a great painting, Emily!! I'd have to agree with you-although I'm a California girl, it is here in Va where my 2 lovies were "made". So I guess Virginia really is for lovahhhs!!