Announcement Small, original watercolor paintings, oil paintings, original colored pencil drawings, and ink or pencil sketches, of people, animals, and everyday scenes and objects.My number one goal is to evoke an emotional response in the viewers of my work. I paint with vivid, intense colors and love to paint close-ups to capture expression and detail. I paint pieces that make you feel the emotions of your heart. Thank you so much for stopping by. Limited amount of custom work is accepted.
Small, original watercolor paintings, oil paintings, original colored pencil drawings, and ink or pencil sketches, of people, animals, and everyday scenes and objects.My number one goal is to evoke an emotional response in the viewers of my work. I paint with vivid, intense colors and love to paint close-ups to capture expression and detail. I paint pieces that make you feel the emotions of your heart. Thank you so much for stopping by. Limited amount of custom work is accepted.
DeathBecomesMe on Dec 11, 20185 out of 5 stars
This painting means so very much to me, it looks like my beloved cat Hannah that passed away in August...the painting is displayed in my hallway and every morning I talk to my Hannah painting...its almost like she never left...thank you so very much Crystal
Joseph on Oct 11, 20145 out of 5 stars
Happily Overwhelmed! Thank you Chrystal!!
Vanessa on Jan 27, 20145 out of 5 stars
It's wonderful. I absolutely love it. Thank you!
Serena on Aug 31, 20135 out of 5 stars
Even better in person! Love it and very talented artist.
Anonymous on Jul 14, 20135 out of 5 stars
Beautiful artwork, Crystal is amazing at what she does.
Anonymous on Apr 11, 20135 out of 5 stars
We have a lovely treasure in the portrait of our precious year old grandson that Crystal painted. Crystal is as delightful as she is talented. I plan to have her do this often with each grandchild we have. Thank you, Crystal.
Anonymous on Mar 14, 20135 out of 5 stars
Wonderful painting, fast shipping, thank you!
Anonymous on Feb 22, 20135 out of 5 stars
Love this artist! My painting is even more beautiful in person and I received it so quickly. Love, love, LOVE!!!
Anonymous on Feb 15, 20135 out of 5 stars
amazing, the website photo does not do it justice! I love this painting, very soulful!
Anonymous on Jan 21, 20135 out of 5 stars
Gorgeous Painting. Absolutely love it!
Painting with Feeling
Painting, to me, is more than brushing pigment onto paper. It's more than a beautiful picture (although that is what I strive for too). It's about trying to express an emotion with colors and shapes into something people can see and feel.
"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way. . . Things I had no words for."
When I was a girl I stood at the feet of a huge horse with kind, gentle eyes. I was awed and humbled at the incredible beauty and strength I saw in front of me. When I reached out my hand and felt the rush of my horse's warm breath in my palm, and watched her eyes close, lulled to sleep by my touch, I was moved to tears. My fingers itched to hold a pencil, to try and capture what I felt. I spent days and days following my horse around and drawing her from every angle.
When I became a mother and held my infant son for the first time, and brushed my finger next to his I felt him wrap his tiny hand around mine, clinging to me. My heart filled with a stronger and more powerful emotion than I had ever felt before. I needed a way to express that and every time I tried to explain it, or write it in a journal, I felt like I just couldn't do it. So I picked up a paintbrush again and by painting I could finally say what my heart needed to.
That was over ten years ago, and I've never stopped painting. Though the subject and media may change, my ultimate goal will always be striving to paint with feeling.
I'm an independent artist who loves painting people, animals, and every day objects. I'm also a full time mom to three little boys. They help me see the beauty in the every day and have been a source of unending inspiration in my work.
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