Sunday, June 15, 2014

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Friday, June 13, 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Jackson rework

Have been reworking some pieces lately including this one of my grandson, Jackson.  Reworked with acrylics and oils probably 5 or more times.  There are still some adjustments I will make but for the most part I am at a stopping point.  It will be a very long time before I attempt a beach scene again.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Red balloon

A rocking chair sat beside my fathers recliner.   That rocking chair was mine when I was a little girl.  Hour upon hour were spent in this chair rocking beside my father as he sat in his recliner.  Just my dad and I, enjoying our rocking chairs.  Just my dad and I, bonding.  For years I sat beside my father.  We read together, watched football together, watched Hee-Haw, Dolly Parton, Cher and Billy Graham together. 
This was a good time to ask Daddy any questions about life in general that I had on my mind. 
As I got older, I would sit in Daddys chair and rock.  When he got home from work,  I would politely and gladly move over to my little chair. 
When I was sick I would sit in his chair and rock and miraculously I was better.  This little chair may look like just a chair to some, but to me it was my undivided connection with Daddy growing up and will always have a special place in my heart because of what it represents.
This piece was painted for my Dad which died three years ago.  The little chair which holds such special memories for me and a red balloon for his birthday.
Happy Birthday Daddy.

22x30" acrylic/oils/mixed media on watercolor paper

Friday, June 6, 2014

The tutu

The revision is complete!! Yeah!! 
Acrylics on 22x30" watercolor paper
Inspiration for the tutu was Karen Milstein's beautiful little tutu.    Karen is having a sale in her Etsy shop right now, worth checking out!
Inspiration for the mother/ballerina's pose  was found on Pinterest by Katya Grindneva.  Here is a link to her awesome work.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

WIP - a revision

A couple of days ago I posted "A Mothers Love".  After looking at it awhile I decided I wasnt too happy with it, actually I wasnt happy with most of it.  About the only thing I was happy with was the little girls face. So, today I have been working very hard to revise it.  This is what I have come up with......the only thing that stayed intact was the little girls face, everything else was reworked.  Now, the little girl is in her tutu that mom makes her wear, but she has not given up her red and white stripe tights or her converse shoes.  Mom is not exactly pleased at this very moment.  Hopefully tomorrow I will finish this, but I am intentionally leaving everything kinda rough and muted as to highlight the little girl.

Have a good one!

Monday, June 2, 2014