So even though I havn’t been blogging , I have still been painting… not so much once little G was born, but slowly and staggerinly more and more. Now it’s like I can’t turn it off. I have a lot I’m working on…. a lot of ideas. I was working on this piece:
and was posting my progress on facebook, just messing around, and a friend saw it and snatched it up! I’m thinking FB isn’t that bad after all…. so i have a little page dedicated to the Sheri the artist. I’ve missed painting, and I think I had a lot stored up , ready to just poor out into this world. I know its been missing me.
With this piece I actually started out with a totally abtract background idea in my head…. I mean it needed to get put down on a canvas. Literally I stopped homeschool so I could play for 30 min. on my canvas. Then I LOVED the background and couldn’t think of what to put in the foreground…. it bugged me pretty bad.
Then for some reason, which is a long rabbit trail you don’t want to indulge in, I thought of tulips. They’re one of my favorite flowers, especially after seeing so many beautiful ones at the Kukenhof in Amsterdam, Holland. The two types I painted came from these loverly slightly blurry shots my hubby took on one of our trips there a couple years ago:
I tell you what…. that awsome bright yellow is HARD to capture! I mean really, God is a master artist, everything in His creation is a sight to behold. I loved these the most , and thought I’d attempt them first. I have a few canvas left in that size and I have many tulip pictures, so I think the next couple weeks are going to be full of flower posts.
Like I said I’ve missed blogging and plan to be here much more often!
“I perhaps owe having become a painter to FLOWERS.” ~ Claude Monet