Shake it Off, oil on canvas, 8 x 10, framing included, available
Painting Notes: This painting is from a photo reference that I took while my kids and I were at the beach in August 2008 - 12 years ago! I did add quite a bit of color to her skin but I think its the contracts of the cool blues that make her skin look even more warm and glowing.
It's a strange season we are in right now, and some day we will look back and realize the impact of the Covid -19 had on everyone's life. We will continue to pray for those who have tested positive and are healing as well as families who have lost loved ones.
But during this season of "shut in" I think more will realize that being at home isn't so bad after all. That this time is a needed break to slow down and re-group.
Things will obvious look quit different when we're finally given the ok, it's safe to socialize again.
I think we'll celebrate but we'll also move cautiously. As each foot steps in front of the other and we feel we're on steady ground we will re-build but in a new way.
So one of the ways to combat this time of high anxiety and fear is to create - and create daily!
I'm so thankful that Alain Picard created a challenge for other artist to join him. The hashtag is #create30challenge - where over 600+ artists have joined in - so far!. It's great to scroll through the feed to see all the beautiful work and find new artists to follow.
I'm looking forward to the next 28 days of creating small works and maybe a few big pieces too.
It's not too late to join - why not give it a try? - head over to Picard Studio. com - to watch an inspiring video and to sign up.
Stay safe, keep creating -
with much love,
Branford, CT 06405
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