A commissioned piece by one of the sweetest ladies I have ever met, for a wedding gift recently. This was such a joy and challenge to paint. I was thrilled to hear that the Bride and Groom were pleased.
August is almost here! That means I will be back at my day job full force. I am missing painting. The kids will be back in school soon. 2 in college this year and one in elementary! Summer has been a whirlwind and yet it feels like forever since I have been in the studio.
I have so many ideas and so many pictures that I can't wait to begin. For now, I would like to post a few of my favorites from 2015. Somehow I got quite a few painted that summer. Anyway these are still available.
The colors of the beach at twilight, so tranquil. This is Isla-de Lobos, I believe it is one of the Canary Islands. I was bored with all this rain and had some fun checking out Pixabay a website full of wonderful pictures that are copyright free that I learned from Carol Marine's Daily Challenges on Daily Paintworks. I have to say it was fun and freeing just picking subject matter far from my home.
I thoroughly enjoyed planting annuals last week which led to inspiring a painting. I normally don't paint on the weekends, but I was able to sneak this one in yesterday. Now to get my garden in this week, if the rain lets up.
Yesterday a cityscape today carrots. No reason other than avoiding a rut. Although today's painting is different from yesterday's post it was equally difficult to photograph. Once it is dry I will post a better picture.
Reduce-Reuse-Recycle is today's mantra. I have a stack of paintings that failed miserably and never need to see the light of day. So every once in a while (usually when I run out of primed panels and don't have time to prepare them and just want to paint) I pluck one from this sad pile and just paint over the old painting.
I always feel such relief when I can "rescue"one from the pile :)