Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Farmhouse Decor Pillow Covers

Painting a pillow is the best!!
This is the time of year when everyone thinks about changing the decorations in the old Farm House!
Pillows are an easy and inexpensive way to changes things up with little effort. And really, everyone likes a nice pillow, functional and beautiful. Hide the old ones away until the next change of season and Voila! instant mood uplifting. Different styles are easy to accommodate with a variety of images available.
Here is a little example of some fun painting a truck with summer flowers.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Cows on the Walls

Springtime seems to be a great time to add some new cows to you decor.

Or maybe an animal painting!
Contact me at petsbyhollis@gmail.com
Or at Bowsers Emporium Unlimited on FB

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Spring Decor Loves a Good Cow Painting.

Spring is here-no matter if it doesn't FEEL like spring! Some years we have skipped right to summer--and really I am not ready for that.
I haven't blogged in a while mainly because I am still teaching school half a day, doing commission work, and just recently moved.
I do have some things to talk about so I will include three projects with some photos.
There is an old buffet that I revamped, two paintings, and two night tables repainted.

First of all, here is a photograph of the buffet sitting in my living room with my beautiful Main Coon Cat reclining luxuriously in front of a recent painting (sometimes I just have to paint for me) of a barn that lives close to me in the country. It was inspired by Cheryl Tarrant's Distressed Textures app. I love the isolation and solitude the atmosphere portrays.

Secondly, are the two tables bought at two different times at two different thrift shops. They are just what I wanted to go beside my bed made from two old doors. A coat of chalk paint and some new old hardware for the drawers and a protective coat of polyacrylic sealant and they are good to go.

 The inside of the two cupboard areas I painted a nice teal. I reworked the drawers and doors so that they would shut nicely and sanded and varnished the top with several coats of the same polyacrylic finish. I even greased the stuck wheels so I could move it if I needed to later.
 Above are the two tables as they were unloaded from the truck. Along with Miss Kitty checking out the new stuff.
 Finishing the top of the buffet and the antique white of the side tables.
 Below is a photo of another old place in the countyside around my home. I used the Distressed Textures app to enhance the solitary look of the place--almost abandoned but not quite. I think this will be the subject of my next painting--something to use when we return to fall--my very favorite time of year.


This is the full view of the painting in the first photo.


















Here is a painting-one of my favorites, that I did of a cow selected from the above farm for her beautiful face.


My paintings are available for sale if you contact me at petsbyhollis@gmail.com
Call me a 573.392.9011 or 573.280.9382
Facebook at Bowsers Emporium Unlimited

This is a 20x20 oil on canvas
$175.00
The Lonesome Barn is $36x56 and is $550.00
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Monday, January 1, 2018

Aussie on canvas

Australian Shepherd dogs are one of my personal favorites (although I love them all!)
This is a photo of Ashes and her owner on Christmas day. You can see Ashes is a dog with a lot of personality!
Below is the painting I completed from the photo sent to me in October. This commission was great fun to do and a wonderful addition to Bowser's Emporium Unlimited's portfolio.
Ashes with her human and her portrait.

Bowser's Emporium Unlimited is my business that specializes in vintage collectibles, upcycled items, repurposed furniture-including game tables, and my paintings of farm animals, barns, ball jars, and custom trade signs. Commissioned portraits of pets are available in watercolor and oil and a variety of sizes.
Ashes is oil on canvas. Bentley, shown below is watercolor.
Painting is my life's passion and pets are some of my greatest joy. This new year of 2018 will be the best ever!
Please leave a comment about your furry friends--I love a good story!



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Bowser’s Emporium Unlimited

Bowser’s Emporium Unlimited can be found on Facebook! Shares and likes appreciated. Merry Christmas!

 

Christmas Paintings

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Bowser’s!

It’s almost Christmas!
Well, not really but it’s almost time to start thinking about Christmas!
Next Friday is the traditional Black Friday of the shopping season. But, I have never been much of a Black Friday Shopper (BFS)—not much of a shopper at all, really. Because whether they like it or are indifferent—most people in my world get some kind of art-related gifts. My new and experimental art, my old artwork that caught someone’s eye, art from fellow artists, art supplies, art lessons, trips to art museums, and occasionally advice on where and how to hang their artwork.
Several people have ordered pallet and canvas paintings in the last few weeks because they liked something I have posted on FB.
So I thought why not put together a post showing some of my paintings from classes we have had in the last year. Plus a few Santas because really, who doesn’t love Santa!
There is even a deer head for the guys.
So if you want a hand painted, unique, piece of artwork for someone special on your Christmas list just PM me and I will give you to prices and contact information.
Prices are reasonable, 
Likes and shares appreciated, And a Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Adorable Pet Portraits


A couple of adorable puppy portraits ready for Christmas

Someone will unwrap a special present from under the tree come Christmas morning! Good memories and sweet friendships.

King Charles Spaniel mix.
Here is a sketch of a terrier I started last summer.

And a sweet pug with soulful eyes!
I have had such a good time doing these portraits commissioned in the summer. They are acrylic on canvas.
Back to the easel for four more commissions for Christmas. 
If you are interested in unique portrait of you furry friend contact my me by email or my FB page and together we will make a special memory.
Follow me on Facebook at Bowsers Emporium Unlimited-likes are always welcome!
or petsbyhollis@gmail.com