I finally had time to paint today! This is a 12" X 16" gallery stretched canvas in a modern impressionist style. It is loosely created of my daughter Laura in the garden with her kitty. Her kitty doesn't really ever go outside and if she were holding him out there, you can bet fur would be flying and he would be clawing to get away. He does cuddle up in her arms in the house though! I will be listing this on Ebay tonight.
Our yard is teaming with new bird families! There are so many leaving the nest this week that you can barely go outside without one practically falling into your lap! The baby Robin was just sitting in the middle of the road and we were afraid a car was going to hit it so we moved it to the garden. The baby Wren was just lying on its back on our front porch. It seemed a little stunned but soon flew to a tree. A family of Chickadees left the birdhouse on my porch today--boy are they noisy! They still hang around the porch and chatter at me.
I hope everyone out there has a wonderful Mother's Day. I have been so busy the past few weeks--every time I pass by my canvases and paints I yearn to get at them~ Wednesday is the last day of school for me and then I will have the whole summer to do as I please! Yippeee!
I have been busy painting, just not canvases! This is my latest project. I used wood stain in sample size cans of various colors to paint a faux rug for under my outdoor dining set! It took a little math to grid it out and an aching back, but I think it adds a touch of color to the patio! Hopefully, I will get back to canvases next weekend~
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.