Dog Memorial Painting

After hearing the news of my cousin’s belated beagle, I decided to create a dog memorial painting to ease the pain. I knew that he had a buddy, so I wanted to include him too.

But, how do you paint the subject of life and death in a positive light? After reviewing photos, I realized that a puppy painting would not suffice. Instead, I decided to try to capture the transition of life to the afterlife and include his buddy at the entrance/gate.

To see the final version or to discuss your ideas for a memorial painting for a loved one, please click here.

Golden Retriever Puppy Painting

Golden Retriever Puppy Painting by Teal Tulip Studios

Just off the easel!

Check out my latest custom golden retriever puppy painting on canvas!

Order a custom dog portrait today at Teal Tulip Studios on Etsy.

Click here to see the listing.

Just in! Revealing the Top 10 Pantone Colors for Fall 2016

Top Ten Fall 2016 Pantone Colors by Teal Tulip Studios

Examples of Autumn 2016 Color Trends

As summer comes to a close, I thought I’d share the new Pantone color picks for Fall/Autumn 2016 and examples of how Etsy artists and designers are using these trendy colors. Here are the ten colors in use…

1. Riverside: PMS 17-4028

Blue Geometric Flower Print by Orchard Berry
Blue Geometric Flower Print by Orchard Berry

2. Airy Blue: PMS 14-4122

Navy and Pantone Airy Blue Wedding Reception Invitation by Golden Girl Designz
Navy and Pantone Airy Blue Wedding Reception Invitation by Golden Girl Designz

 

3. Sharkskin: PMS 17-3914

Mars Curiosity Rover Pendant by MarsBling
Mars Curiosity Rover Pendant by MarsBling

4. Aurora Red: PMS 18-1550

Fall Brecciated Jasper Mandala Tote Bag
Fall Brecciated Jasper Mandala Tote Bag

5. Warm Taupe: PMS 16-1318

Woman's Riding Equestrian Stock by Fine Fashions by Linda
Woman’s Riding Equestrian Stock by Fine Fashions by Linda

6. Dusty Cedar: PMS 18-1630

Dusty Cedar Leather Earrings by Brinley & Co.
Dusty Cedar Leather Earrings by Brinley & Co.

7. Lush Meadow: PMS 18-5845

Fall 2016 PANTONE Color Lush Meadow Ombre Tote Bag
Fall 2016 PANTONE Color Lush Meadow Ombre Tote Bag by AURA by MJ

8. Spicy Mustard: PMS 14-0952

Spicy Mustard Yellow Bow Headband by Bella Headbands
Spicy Mustard Yellow Bow Headband by Bella Headbands

9. Potter’s Clay: PMS 18-1340

20x20 Horizon Line Pillow Cover by Jillian Rene Decor
20×20 Horizon Line Pillow Cover by Jillian Rene Decor

10. Bodacious: PMS 17-3240

Lovely Bodacious Flower Earrings by Southern Belle OOAK
Lovely Bodacious Flower Earrings by Southern Belle OOAK

As you can see, there is so much potential in the Fall 2016 Pantone color palette!

What is your favorite Fall 2016 color? Please share below.

Also, don’t forget to subscribe to the Teal Tulip Studios blog on the upper right hand column to see upcoming color trends!

Unique Gifts for Someone Who Already Has Everything

Unique Gifts for People Who Already Have Everything

17 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Women and Men

Do you know someone that seems to have everything that you can think of? Perhaps they are wealthy or just hard to buy for. Whatever the reason is, we understand and want to help you find a present that they will appreciate. Below are 17 gift suggestions for that hard to buy person on your list.

An Experience
If someone has ample financial resources and a house full of belongings, you may want to look beyond purchasing an item. Instead, consider prepaying for an experience that they can enjoy and remember for years to come. Trust me, if they are the adventurous type, they’ll love this present!

Options to consider:

  • Massage/Mani-Pedi (Spafinder or Massage Envy)
  • Wine Tasting at a local winery/Beer Tasting at a brewery
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride, Indoor Skydiving or a Zipline Adventure
  • Concert or Theatre Tickets (Ticketmaster)
  • Restaurant/Cooking Class

A Gift Card or Gift Certificate
Sometimes people who have everything, have a lot of responsibilities and don’t take the time to treat themselves. That’s why a gift certificate is a good option. It gives that hard-worker an excuse to go out and enjoy life, at least for an hour or two. Just make sure the type of gift certificate is appropriate for their personality.

Options to consider:

A Subscription
One of my favorite gifts for that hard to please individual, is a subscription to a service or product. It’s a gift that they can look forward to all year. Make sure that you have figured out their potential interests or habits before purchasing.

Options to consider:

Personalized Gifts
There’s no better way to show that you’ve been paying attention than a personalized gift. A personalized gift can include the recipient’s name, hobby or the use of a favorite photo. This heartfelt gift is sure to please both the recipient and the person giving the gift.

Options to consider:

  • Name engraved/printed on a gift (jewelry, barbecue set, glassware, game or sport set, etc.)
  • A hand-painted canvas painting from photo (Teal Tulip Studios)
  • Other personalized gifts at Etsy or Uncommon Goods

 

Wedding Bells are Ringing

Wedding Painting

Wedding Paintings from Photo

Are you attending a wedding in the near future? Have you considered a personalized wedding gift instead of picking an item off their wedding registry?

Handmade wedding gifts are more likely to be treasured, enjoyed and displayed in a couple’s home for years, longer than a toaster or set of linens ever could.

At Teal Tulip Studios, we cherish special moments by creating custom wedding paintings on gallery quality canvas. Just send us a photo and leave the painting to us. This unique wedding gift for a couple or loved one is sure to be cherished by family for years to come.

Please see above for a sample wedding painting.

Click here for more information or to order a custom wedding painting for a bride and groom today.

San Diego Art Calendar 2016

San Diego Art 2016

Art walks and gallery shows are everywhere in San Diego, you just got to know where to look. To make life simpler, I’ve compiled a list of upcoming events for the remainder of 2016.

If you are traveling to San Diego or live in the area, check out these events to see what the local creatives are up to. Enjoy!

AUGUST

Art Walk at Liberty Station
August 13th from 10-6pm
August 14th from 10-5pm
Click here for more information

The 12th Annual LeucadiaART Walk
August 28th from 10-5pm
Click here for more information

SEPTEMBER

U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge & Dimensional Art Exposition
September 2nd-5th
Click here for more information

OCTOBER

La Jolla Art and Wine Festival
October 8th from 10-7pm
October 9th from 10-6pm
Click here for more information

Fall Walkabout
October 8th
Click here for more information

NOVEMBER

Art San Diego: Contemporary Art Show
November 3rd-6th
Click here for more information

DECEMBER
Holiday Walkabout
December 3rd
Click here for more information

Do you know of another Art Show or Gallery Walk that is not listed? Please comment with a description and it will be added to the list above.

Shhh, Big Brother is here

Custom Brother Sister Painting

Just off the easel!

Do you struggle with taking a good photo of both kids? Do you have individual pictures and wish you had a photo of both together? Consider a custom siblings portrait painting. Just provide me with the photos and I will paint a picture of both siblings together (see the sample above). This unique present is sure to be cherished by family for years to come.

Sibling Painting, 11″x14″, 3″ gallery quality canvas

Click here for more information or to order a custom sibling portrait today.