It was time to begin tackling the two remaining painting orders that were requested to be held for after the holidays. The first is for Elaine ...
After setting up a movie for us (you know me & my painting routine ... ), pouring a cup of creamy vanilla coffee and grabbing my painting tools ...When painting the original, my initial thought was "first snow." I have always found the first snowflakes to fall so magical and delicate .... much like wishes that I would send up to the night sky. But when I added the "flakes" to the upper sky, they reminded me more of twinkling stars on a brisk night when the overcast is clearing ... and one's dreams become more formed and possible in her mind.
So, I give you my wishes painting ...
As soon as I pulled out our old plastic table cover to set up at the kitchen counter (you would too, if you saw my studio! LOL), my son immediately recognized the task at hand and grabbed some cardboard and his brushes. :)I just love when my kiddos get bitten by the artsy bug!!
... the canvas began to come alive in hues of green, blue.
This painting was challenging in that it was to duplicate a prior painting that I had sold at the show. Knowing that there may be differences in the sky's light and shadows, because painting a sky always takes on it's own flow of color and personality, I felt it most important that I create the same inspiring feeling overall that the original painting possessed ... that to search your soul with whimsical wonder. :)
Next at hand was to add "the girl."
This girl represents each and every woman who feels that tug on her heartstrings and a flutter in her soul of ideas, promises and dreams of who she is, who she wants to be and what she wants to accomplish in her life. I believe, wholeheartedly, that every woman experiences this during her lifetime. Mine is currently ongoing and really blossomed when I became a mother.
Should this painting speak to you as well ... prints can be ordered on my Etsy :) ... or perhaps you may wish for a painting of your own ... :)
Our deepest wishes are whispers of our authentic selves.
We must learn to respect them.
We must learn to listen.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach