Monet’s Blues

Posted by on Oct 17, 2011 in Art Blog | 0 comments

Monet’s Blues

Monet’s Blues © 2011 Amy Hillenbrand   24 x 12 Oil on board $615.00 + shipping I stumbled across these blue rubber boots doing something I love to do. I love looking at decorated show homes. I snapped this picture in the mud room of the $2.8 million house. As I was painting this, I got a little worried about not having any complimentary colors in it. I had this terrible little voice saying well you should use this color and you should use that color.  Yes, I know I shouldn’t should on myself and I almost succumb to my own evil...

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Where does Strength Come From?

Posted by on Sep 15, 2011 in Art Blog | 6 comments

Where does Strength Come From?

Cool Dude Shoes  © 2011 Amy Hillenbrand 8 x 8  oil on board  $135.00 + shipping and handling  “A strong woman knows she has strength enough for the journey, but a woman of strength knows it is the journey where she will become strong.” Wow this makes you think, doesn’t it?  This message popped up on Facebook yesterday and I can’t get it out of my mind. It was posted by the mixed media artist Terry Parvan.   By the way; about a year ago a man sent me an email asking why I never...

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Crayons, Shoes & Shopping

Posted by on Sep 11, 2011 in Art Blog | 0 comments

Crayons, Shoes & Shopping

General Patents  © 2011 Amy Hillenbrand 12 x 12 oil on board  $305.00 + shipping and handling I saw these lovely slingbacks in a store recently.  The stores were buzzing with back-to-school shoppers. It reminded me of when I was a kid and how much I loved going back-to-school shopping. My Mom made most of my clothes, so what we shopped for was new school shoes and my new box of Crayola crayons. Hmmm, shoes and art supplies, that’s a kick! I would get one new pair of shoes in the beginning of each school year. I...

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Something Different

Posted by on Sep 8, 2011 in Art Blog | 5 comments

Something Different

My Mom was recently in the hospital and I wanted to bring her something to cheer her up. I wanted to bring her something from the heart.  I thought of painting something for her, but wasn’t quite sure that was the thing and then… I am currently taking an e-class from an incredible artist Kelly Rae Roberts. I’m sure you have seen her adorable, inspiring work. It is everywhere. I know I have. Well, in her class she had a guest speaker one day, the wonderfully creative Claudine Hellmuth. As I was wandering around her...

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Which Would You Choose?

Posted by on Aug 19, 2011 in Art Blog | 8 comments

Which Would You Choose?

Dig ‘em  © 2011 Amy Hillenbrand 14 x 18 oil on canvas  $650.00 + shipping and handling  I paint from photographs I take. I thought it might be fun for you to see some of the photos I took for this painting. Let me know if there is another photo from this group you would like to see me paint. Really, I really mean it.  I’d love to hear from you.   Here’s the one I chose....

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Boot Cute Booties

Posted by on Aug 14, 2011 in Art Blog | 5 comments

Boot Cute Booties

Boot Cute Booties © 2011 Amy Hillenbrand 8 x 8  Oil on Board  $135.00 + shipping and handling    “Joy is but the sign that creative emotion is fulfilling its purpose“. Charles du...

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Why?

Posted by on Aug 10, 2011 in Art Blog | 7 comments

Why?

Little Pinkies © 2011 Amy Hillenbrand 8 x 10  Oil on Canvas  $170.00 + shipping and handling  I often get the question, why do you paint shoes?  I’m not a huge shoe fanatic, I don’t have dozen and dozens of shoes, I do like pretty shoes, but…so, I then began to ask myself; “why do I paint shoes so often?” The short answer is… God told me to, no I did not get visited by angels, however… The long answer: I can remember painting my first shoe portrait. When I was done, I thought,...

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Attention!

Posted by on Aug 4, 2011 in Art Blog | 8 comments

Attention!

   About Face © 2011 Amy Hillenbrand 8 x 24  Oil on Canvas$405.00 + shipping and handling You know how sometimes when you finish a painting, you get done and you say, “I like it, I really like it.” Well, that’s how I feel about these little baby Ugg boot paintings. I like the size. I like the colors. I like the reflections. I named it About Face because it looks like these little booties all just whirled around after the Sargent yelled, yep you guessed it, “About Face”. Can you just imagine...

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What Did You Have for Breakfast?

Posted by on Aug 1, 2011 in Art Blog | 2 comments

What Did You Have for Breakfast?

Boot  Buddies © 2011 Amy Hillenbrand 8 x 24 Oil on Canvas $405.00 + shipping  I had a breakfast of little green frogs this morning. No, that is not a french delicacy, but a powerful time management tool. I was listening to the fabulous Artists Helping Artist show on blog talk radio the other day hosted by the super fabulous Artists and marketing gals, Leslie Saeta and Dreama Tolle Perry. If you haven’t listened, give it a whirl.  Dreama mentioned the strategy for getting things done, known as eating your green...

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Pay it Forward

Posted by on Jul 26, 2011 in Art Blog | 4 comments

Pay it Forward

Bows on the Open Toes © 2011 Amy Hillenbrand   12 x 12 Oil on Canvas $305.00 + shipping It is amazing the affect a kind word can have on another person. I was at a little backyard cookout this past Saturday night. (Okay, I say backyard, but to be honest, a lot of the time I was indoor because it still 97 blasting degrees at 10 o’clock at night! Gotta love Texas) Okay, back to the point.  As I was leaving, a friend I had not seen in awhile, said the nicest thing to me. She said I love looking at your blog it is so...

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