Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Sadie and Mark--Adam and Eve Contemporary Dance

Ok...so those of you who know me KNOW that I love my Duck Dynasty.
 
Some of you may or may not know of Sadie Robertson. She is the daughter of the CEO of Duck Commander, and she is one of the stars of Duck Dynasty. She is awesome. She is gorgeous, funny, and is now on this season of Dancing With The Stars.
 
Those of you who know me also know that I am not shy about my faith. I am a follower of God, and my love for Jesus Christ is stronger than anything that I have love for in this world. That being said, I was so proud of Sadie for choosing a biblical theme for her dance this week on DWTS. Not only did this dance, and interpretation of "The Garden of Eden" give me goosebumps, but this girl has made a vow to keep her dancing classy, and tasteful during this show--something a lot of 17 year olds would not do these days.
 
This was brilliant. It made me look at this story like I have never before. It also made me reflect on the fall of man, and the intensity/impact thereof.
 
Love. Love. Love.
 


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

ISLAND HIBISCUS: Original Painting by Artist Whitney Madison

 
 
A few weeks ago, I finished a hibiscus painting that was navy blue and white, and really wanted to focus on the structure and beauty of the hibiscus flower. This week, still riding the hibiscus vibe, I decided to go a little wild with some fun primary colors to CeLeBrAtE the gorgeous colors the hibiscus bring.
 

 
 
This painting is on an 18"X24"X2" stretched canvas, and it includes my signature handcrafted frame in vivid green, has clear glass beads embedded that have splashes of bright greens and yellows in the bead centers, bright acrylics, my signature texturization that stands off the canvas, and it sealed in a high gloss glaze for protection. Perfect to add color to any room!
 

This painting is ready to mount directly onto nails. No metal picture hangers are necessary.

Perfect for an island home, or if your home reflects your dreams of the islands!
 
 
 
To view this, and my other paintings, please visit my online art gallery at
 
Custom orders always welcome.
 
(: Cheers! :)


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

**NEW PAINTING**: SUN and SURF Original painting by artist, Whitney Madison


 
This painting was inspired by two of my favorite things--Sun, and Surf! I adore the ocean, and the dynamic movement of the waves. I also love how the sun interacts with the water throughout the day. There is nothing like feeling the sun on my face while you rest on my surfboard...

 
This piece is on a 18"X24"X0.5" stretched canvas. It is done in an acrylic medium, in both matte and metallic paints. Orange glass beads bring fun texture to my signature handcrafted frame that reflects the vivid color of the sunset. The painting is fully texturized in my signature style that literally makes it pop off the canvas. The wave has mirrored blue glass embellishments that make it pop with vibrant color.The whole painting is glazed in high gloss, and perfect for any room.
 
 
 
 

This painting may be mounted directly onto nails. There is no need to add metal picture hangers.
 
This will definitely bring color, and a fun to your home! The painting is also very fun to touch.
I hope you all enjoy the sun and the surf as much as I do! However, don't forget to wear your 45 SPF! ;)
 
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Custom orders always welcome.

Cheers!
 


Friday, May 16, 2014

**NEW PAINTING**: FLEUR DES ILES "Flower of the Islands", Original Painting by Artist, Whitney Madison

 
 
I am intrigued by the beauty of the hibiscus flower, and always enjoy taking time out on my trip to the islands to look at them, touch them, enjoy their beauty, and photograph them. This painting was inspired by just that.
 

 

Fleur Des Iles is an acrylic painting, on a 24"X12"X0.5" stretched canvas. It includes my signature, handcrafted frame in white pearl, and has pink/mauve glass beads embedded. The painting has three hibiscus flowers that have my signature, texturized style.
 
 
 
Each flower is partitioned off with a pearl white frame, and the flowers literally stand off the canvas. The acrylic paint is sealed in a high gloss glaze.
 

 

Perfect for any room! There is no need to add metal picture hangers--the frame mounts directly onto nails.
 
 
To view this painting, or to place a custom order, please visit my online art gallery at
 
 
(: CHEERS! :)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

**NEW PAINTING**: HIBISCUS Original Artwork By Artist, Whitney Madison

 
 
This painting was inspired by my love for the hibiscus flowers that pepper the islands of Hawaii with amazing color, and beauty. I love the shape, and unique characteristics of the hibiscus flower, and always seem to end up taking multiple photographs of them while I am on the islands.
 
 
 
 
 
This painting has my signature handcrafted frame, on a 18"X24"X2" stretched canvas, with clear glass beads embedded. It has acrylic pearl white paint, and is sealed in a high gloss glaze. The background is in a midnight navy blue acrylic, and the hibiscus flowers are white acrylic, with pearl white, and midnight blue highlights. The anther and stigma coming from the center style (biological names for the center of the flower) are embellished with clear Swarovski crystals, as are both letter "i" on the writing, "Hibiscus". The entire painting is sealed in a high gloss glaze, and perfect to hang in any room.
 
The wood frame mounts directly onto nails. There is no need to add picture hangers! This painting pops off the canvas in my signature texturized style, and is fun to touch!

 

I am usually so enamored with the beauty and color of the hibiscus, but wanted this painting to focus on the beauty of the actual structure of the hibiscus flower.

(: CHEERS! :)
 
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If you do not see color/content you would like, custom orders are always welcome. Please leave a message on my website.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

**NEW PAINTING**: Mosaic Art "SURF": Original Painting by Artist, Whitney Madison

 
 
 
 
I just returned from yet another FABULOUS surf trip to the North Shore, on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. It is so amazing to literally take a vacation where the only obligation is to paddle into, and catch as many waves as possible. Hanalei Bay is my favorite surf location. Not only is the surfing amazing, but the town, the people, and the spirit of ALOHA abounds there. There are so many little art galleries that showcase the local artisans' pieces there. I am always inspired when I pop into the little shops, and have a chance to admire some of the new pieces that have come about (since my last trip there).
 


SURF is a piece that was inspired out of my love for the sport of surfing. To me, surfing is beautiful, and powerful. It is such a challenging sport, and I love that every wave I catch has its own character, and thrill that comes with the ride.


 

This piece is on a 24"X20"X1.5" stretched canvas. My signature, handcrafted frame has mosaic glass pieces embedded, and is sealed with a high gloss/sparkle glaze. The surfboard, and writing are in my classic, texturized style, and the surfboard has mosaic glass embedded in the texturization as well. I use acrylic as my medium, and then seal my painting with a high gloss glaze. This painting is ready to hang. The wooden frame mounts directly onto nails--there is no need to add picture hangers. Ready to mount on any wall, and fun to touch!
 
 

I love the sparkle of the glass, and I had a lot of fun coupling mosaic intrigue with the sport I love.
 
 
 
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(: Custom orders alway welcome. :)


Cheers! :) 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

**New Blog Post**: OVERCOME: by Jeremy Camp--THE Song For Easter :)

 
I love this song. It is such a powerful anthem for the resurrection. Jesus is by far my favorite dude in the bible. Selfless. Loving. Sarcastic. Point blank with some of the things he says. Willing to make the ultimate sacrifice.
 
Literally, the LOVE of my life.
 
Thank you, Jesus.