Sunday, February 22, 2009

LONGING

I guess I have been feeling melancholy this weekend, maybe because I have been sick. On this painting I was playing with light and shadow. This young lady is gazing longingly out the window. Is she longing for spring or a lost love? You decide.

Is everyone getting kind of sick of winter out there? In a way I am, but then again, spring around here is SO much work. I have lots of landscaping and gardens to take care of, tons of outdoor furniture and a pool to deal with. Once it is all done, I love it! It's a good thing that I am off of work in the summers to take care of everything, otherwise I would never be able to keep up. I don't mind "hibernating" a little longer!

14 comments:

Flor Larios Art said...

I like your new painting...I like sad faces...nicely done!

Lemongrass Studio said...

I love it..I love that your self-taught like me, keep up the good work!

MyBlueHeaven said...

How sad. Maybe she's waiting for her teenager to come home from driving.

Once Upon A Blue Crow said...

Oh, I love it. I think she is longing for a lost lost and is hoping for some news from Mr. birdie!

crow productions said...

Come on! She says. Let it be spring already! The crocuses I planted last fall are starting to come up. Here in Denver, it really has not been that bad. It feels like a long spring which is my favorite season. Don't be sad. Something tells me I'm in for something good!

Micki said...

Great painting, I want spring to come soooo bad!! I've totally had enough of winter!

Micki x

Jenny said...

Your new painting is awesome. It will be warm here all week....maybe I can send you some!!

Denise said...

I think she's longing for springtime....I know I am! Beautiful painting!

suziart said...

I love your work! And I am ready for spring, too!

Pearle said...

Hi Cris! My neighbor and fellow Missourian! I just followed you here from my blog.

I'm enjoying exploring your blog and all the pretty pretty paintings!

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Cris! I love both of your latest paintings. Their expressions of longing is beautiful. I say this young beauty is longing for a lost love.

Thanks for coming to visit! To answer your question: Gesso does in fact give a nice texture. Depending on the thickness you apply, the gesso gives you a great surprise when it dries. Have fun using it.

Hugs,
Lisa

Terri said...

I know how she feels! :) She wants spring to come!

Diane Duda said...

I agree...just a bit more hibernating. Not ready to put shorts on again yet. :(
Thanks for taking the time to watch my son's band video. (he's the lead singer).
Love the new painting. She looks extra sad so I'm thinking it's lost love.
xo
Di

Amy Sullivan said...

~See you just talked yourself into enjoying winter~just a little longer~
;)
Love your new painting~
~Amy~