Six Abstract, Ikat-inspired Paintings from Me to You.

July 2, 2012

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The day has come–All six paintings are done, photographed and officially live for sale in our Etsy shop!!
 Click here to view a lot more photos of each and snatch one up if you would like.
Special thanks to Chris, for encouraging me to do what I love and for being so patient and supportive and loving and hilarious.  Oh and for taking a hundred pictures of me holding all these paintings.  And, of course, thanks to all of you for checking in with us every day and for keeping me motivated.  Can I get a group hug?!
We’re off celebrating the paintings being finished, Chris being off work, the 4th of July, Mondays, Greta being a cutie, my new nephew being born this morning…we’re loving it all today!

What do you think?

  1. Stacey Millett says:

    These are fantastic! Do you create only on one size canvas?

    Have a great weekend

  2. Congrats on your new studio – saw it on Design Sponge. I am an artist too and working to create a space where art, play, workouts and blogging can live together in peaceful unity! I plan on selling my art via Etsy soon. Love your art, it is beautiful.

  3. Our Humble A{Bowe}d says:

    Umm, love! Seriously, each one is completely awesome. :)

  4. Caitlin Ketcham says:

    They’re gorgeous! It’s hard to pick a favorite but I love the Tangerine Tango one :)

  5. Kristinecmetcalf says:

    wow. i am in love. i think the tangerine is my favorite! and congrats on the new baby nephew.

  6. I couldn’t agree more, it’s a beautiful day in lots of ways! Your paintings are beyond exquisette. Love, love, love them. I, too, found a wonderful creative outlet today beginning to teach flute lessons. Maybe I’ll save up enough soon to afford an official Julia painting—that’s motivation to save!!! CONGRATS to you, and here’s to creating things that bring joy : )

  7. Heather G. says:

    These are amazing! Wish I had the spare funds to purchase some, but I am sure you will sell these quickly! Great work :)

  8. Joseph Blair Poulsen or “Joey” arrived just before 8:30 this morning! So exciting.

    And, thanks!

  9. meaganbriggs3 says:

    Baby is here?? How exciting! Go Patty!!!

    LOOOOVE the paintings. You are a genius with those paints!

  10. Thanks Morgan! You are so sweet. Good luck to you!

  11. These are are 24×36, but in the future I hope to do lots of different sizes! Stay tuned!

  12. Erin says:

    Ooooo, they’re gorgeous! Congrats on getting them done. May they sell out quickly and have you right back at the easel :)

  13. Love those! They are absolutely gorgeous! :)

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