My Newest Paintings...3 of my 14-Painting Commission.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Hi Everyone!

This is a layout of what my first three Georgia wildflower paintings look like for the Georgia hospital... they will hang with three solid panels on the creamy-yellow hospital wall on the fifth floor, opposite a panoramic view of the Appalachian Mountains.

I have been completely absorbed by my painting commission so I haven't had even 5 minutes to myself. I've literally painted 15-16 hour days breaking only to sleep, eat and go to the bathroom.

In these economic times, I am VERY grateful for this commission and want to do a spectacular job for this client.

I haven't been able to exercise... and I've gained a little weight back... even though I'm making healthy choices 98% of the time.... I've simply eaten more carbs than I normally would (like choosing rice cakes or fat-free triscuits instead of raw vegies... cause raw vegies take time to prepare and let's face it-- carbs are more satisfying during stressful times.)

I am grateful for my WONDERFUL HUSBAND who is doing ALL of the laundry, dishes, cooking and cleaning during this very focused time... I owe him BIG TIME when this is behind me. He is so wonderful!!! His 50th birthday is in April at the end of this journey so I've got to take some time to plan something very quickly.

Okay, here are the three paintings individually. I'm working on the others, still, and will post them once they are complete. I deliver all on April 1st so I really appreciate prayers to be able to complete them all on time. The fun thing is that I will meet up with a few of my Georgia Spark Buddies at delivery!!! So, if you live near Gainsville, give me a shout!

I love and miss you all!!!! -- Camille

(These are all posted on my Camille Engel Facebook page, too!)

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    Camille your paintings are so beautiful that you can almost smell the flowers they look so real....What a great talent you have.
    4448 days ago
    These are so pretty OIl! You do such great work... they look like a photograph.
    congrats on the big commisson too! YOu'll be able to fill up the gastank now!
    4457 days ago
    I do not want to believe that that's a painting cus it looks so much like the real deal....Magnificent! Keep up the marvelous work. I may have to fly all the way from Trinidad to meet you in person just to shake your hand and to also buy a painting from you. emoticon
    4467 days ago

    i know you haven't posted them yet, but your cherokee roses are my favorite. :)
    4470 days ago
    These are absolutely gorgeous! I have not seen Trillium since I moved from Wisconsin to Alaska in 1981 and this brings back some beautiful memories for me. The Columbine does grow here and looks just like your picture. I adore Magnolia as well (love the song!) and hope to have some when I move south again. Thanks so much for sharing these.
    4471 days ago
  • LDEAN130
    I'm speechless. Beautiful does little to describe your work.
    4478 days ago
  • JONES0333
    Absolutely Breathtaking. You do amazing work and we are all proud of you.
    4478 days ago
    Your work is so beautiful! The flowers seem so real you can almost smell the fragrance. Great job!
    4478 days ago
    GORGEOUS! :)
    4479 days ago
    Absolutely stunning! Be proud!
    4479 days ago
    Fantastic work! Thank you for sharing!
    4479 days ago
    I will never cease to be amazed by your talent, Camille!! We miss you, but you're obviously working magic with that paintbrush while you're away!! Thanks for posting!
    4480 days ago
    Camille these are absolutely gorgeous! If I didn't know they were paintings they look like someone took those pictures! God has blessed you with an awesome talent! I am glad the world is getting to see what you can create! Take care of yourself in this stressful time! I will be praying you meet your deadline with ease!
    Thank you so much for sharing your talent with all of your friends.
    We are here for you! Have a blessed and fantastic weekend!
    4480 days ago
    Camille...Absolutely beautiful. I will pray for you a successful completion of this project and that many more may come from it. Good luck!
    4480 days ago
    girl u are too good! God has truly blessed you with a wonderful talent! I love all the paintings u have done! hopefully u will have some time soon for you. remember u need to come first or ur gonna wear out and be of no use to anyone!!! #1 YOU! take care and blessing!
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    4480 days ago
    Lady, you are SO talented!!!! I am so proud to call you friend!!!! I LOVE these!!!! Hugzz - Jae emoticon
    4480 days ago
    4480 days ago
    Fabulous Work.... You go girl.... emoticon You inspire me....
    4481 days ago
    As always, I'm in awe of your talent.
    4481 days ago
    Those are great paintings!
    4481 days ago
  • BIGGIRL2082010
    Camille, those paintings are unbelievably gorgeous - I keep thinking they're photographs, there's just SO much detail!

    I am certain this commission will be a fabulous success, and you're going to be getting referrals from this one for a looooooooong time to come! :)

    Great work! Now ease back on those carbs - you're worth so much more than temporary "satisfaction" to get rid of stress - go do 20 jumping jacks the next time you feel stressed!! :)


    4481 days ago
    Really beautiful, Camille. I know that being up against that deadline is very draining, but just look at what you are accomplishing!!! These will be spectacular across from a panorama of the mountains . . . one a close-up of the other.
    4481 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/14/2009 1:57:48 PM
    Absolutely beautiful. Keep up the great work - and thanks for sharing!
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    4481 days ago
    Ahhh, divine artist with God's touch ending at your finger tips! I am constantly in awe of the beauty you bring forth for all to enjoy. I am so exctied to be meeting you I would not miss this for the world!!

    4481 days ago

    I've always been impressed with your ability to paint.
    Now I'm impressed also by your arrangement.

    Who would have thought to use the plain colored panels like that?
    Not me! I probably would have just lined up the pictures all in a row.
    4481 days ago
    Camille they are beautiful! I was also going to try to get there but I'm not sure that I can. I am still going to try though.
    4481 days ago
  • EVIE13
    All of these are amazing. It's definately worth the hard work you put into them. It's so great that you get to make a living doing what you love. ^_^ And kudos to your husband for being there for you 100%. Did you paint the picture that's in your background too? It's very beautiful as well.
    4481 days ago
    Camille, you are amazing! These are absolutely beautiful!
    4481 days ago
    I am in awe!

    Your paintings are so life-like they look like fantastic macro photos. Wow!
    They are awesome!


    4481 days ago
    It's a good thing you enjoy your work! You are a remarkable artist! LOVE the flowers!!!!
    WOW! I LOVE YOUR HUSBAND! One day maybe MINE will do things to help out, too!
    Wish I could swing up there to see you and your beautiful paintings, but DH and I will be driving to Oklahoma (schooling for DH for a year) on April 6th! 1,700 miles.
    GOOD LUCK on meeting your painting goals for the 1st!
    4481 days ago
    These are just GORGEOUS, Camille! I know the rest will be just as stunning! --Marsha
    4481 days ago
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