A couple of days ago it was 80 degrees and we were wearing shorts and flip flops--now look at it!! That is Missouri for you...you just never know. I must say it is beautiful. My only regret is that I didn't pick a huge armload of daffodils before it started.
I just placed a huge order of canvases from Dick Blick. I didn't realize that I only had a couple left! I think I will just settle in and do some sketching near the fire, so I will be ready when they arrive. I guess eventually spring will be here to stay...
The name of this painting is "Calico and Calico". A little girl dressed in calico is enjoying a fresh spring day with her calico cat. It is a big 12"X16" flat canvas and looks nice in this golden frame.
I feel like I am trying to go in so many directions with my art. I have so many things I want to try and not as much time as I would like~ The next painting is another musical one--I plan to do a few musical themed paintings. St. Louis has a very rich music scene and so many great clubs and local bands. Here is a boy hoping to be part of all that!
I hope to list both of these paintings on Ebay tonight.
Music is a big part of my life. Although I, personally, am not musically talented--lots of my family members are. My dad played the trumpet in a band on the weekends as I was growing up. All those old big band songs bring me such memories. All three of my children were involved in band and choir all through high school. My son is an accomplished pianist and plays the guitar. My brother-in-laws, niece and nephew all play guitars too. At our family gatherings you are more likely to witness a jam session than a game of touch football.
This 12"X12"X1.25" (deep sided) stretched canvas is a very "musical" painting! It will be listed on Ebay tonight!
Here is a clip of an impromptu performance by my kids--Tara, Laura, and Jordan at Christmas time.
I am a self taught artist who has always enjoyed creating anything from a flower garden to the perfect meal. Now that my children, (ages 23, 26, and 27) are all grown up, I have more time to create! I also work 4 days a week during the school year with special needs preschoolers--which I dearly love! The children in my life inspire many of my paintings.