This one's still a little wet when I took the photo of it yesterday but I too excited to wait another day to share it here on my blog. The actual bouquet of flowers was sent to me on my birthday from my daughter! At first I thought they were from my mom because the card read "Happy Birthday Mom" but when I picked my daughter up after her lacrosse game that day she ask "Did you get the flowers I sent you?" I was amazed! How sweet of my teenage daughter to send me such a lovely gift.. So I just had to paint it.
The bouquet is still sitting next to me near my computer but the flowers are all wilting and look very droopy. I'm so glad I had the time last weekend to paint this colorful arrangement in full bloom!
Note: Two things missing from the picture are 1) the box of chocolates my son gave me... humm wonder where those went? and 2.) the nibbles out of leaves that our cat Jac has been munching on all week!
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Chester Winter Carnivale, oil, 11 x 14" $225 unframed, email me if you are interested in purchasing
3" gold leaf frame available for additional $75
So happy to be back posting on my blog. I've been very busy these days with the Corks and Canvas Painting Parties. I love teaching and the parties are the perfect combination of sharing my knowledge with offering a night of fun and relaxation for those who want to paint but not sure where to begin.
However, It also feels good to balance out the teaching and parties with time in my studio working on my own pieces. This painting was started and almost (95%) completed back in February.
I joined a couple of my fellow artists at Maple and Main Gallery on an all day paint out during the town wide Chester Winter Carnivale. Although the sun was shining, it was still very cold outside. Cold enough for the ice sculptures not to melt. Lot's of people, great food and even a tractor pull right down Main Street!
I was able to put the finishing touches on this painting today and so happy to share it here on my blog. I thought today would be a great day to post this snowy winter scene since we actually had snow on the ground this morning when I woke up! Yes, snow on April 16th! How crazy is that! It didn't last long and I doubt we'll get any more... but those poor crocuses in my garden must be so confused!
Here's a few photos from the Winter Carnivale
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