Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Birthday Canvas

This is my sweet cousin Alyssa and her new-ish husband Jesse.  They are an adorable and fun couple and so perfect for each other! Alyssa's sister (another of my adorable cousins!) took this engagement picture of them about a year ago.  She's such a talent and you can see more of Melanie's work here.

It was Alyssa's birthday yesterday and my mom threw an impromptu birthday lunch for her, so I was trying to think of something super-fast to make, but personal.  This is what I came up with below.  I painted a tiny portrait of them on a stretched canvas.  I wish I had a little more time with it, but I kind of like the roughness of it.  Jesse is an artist and he paints BIG paintings.  In his words, "Go big or go home!" ... I guess I'm goin' home!  :D


  1. it looks great liz! and thanks for the shout out :)

  2. What a treasure! Such a beautiful gift (and I looove the size)

  3. What a beautiful and thoughtful gift and I'm sure one they will treasure. So sweet of you to do it for them.

  4. We found the perfect place for this cute little canvas! Picked up a mini easel from Blick and ta-da! More art for our front room :). I love it! Thanks again Liz!


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