So I have two works of amish art that I am currently working on. One is something I have never tried before, so I really can’t wait to see how this will turn out. It is a sort of folk art piece done with pastels. It resembles a collage of sorts, and the items I am painting are things I see the most of when visiting Pennsylvania. It almost looks like, or I hope it will look like a poster you would see advertising Pennsylvania. I am actually a little farther ahead of the photo you see here, but I will post the finished piece when I am done.
The reason the other painting is being painted is because when I recently visited Pebbles and Lace in Strasburg (the shop that is selling my amish pieces), the owner, Becky was told (by my daughter, Kelsey, who visited) that I use family members as models a lot of the time. They both realized I never used Kelsey as a model. SOOOOOoooooo….I hadn’t started an autumn painting, and found a cute picture of Kelsey when she was in pre-k with the cutest grin. I figured I would try to use her. The way she’s sitting I could envision the whole painting. She will be holding a pumpkin out in a field of pumpkins…muted in the background. There will be brightly colored, fall trees and maybe a muted white barn in the background…maybe some leaves in the foreground. And there you have it. I had wanted her hair to be more strawberry blonde, and I added her freckles in too. I actually have seen amish with freckles and reddish hair! We will see how it goes. She’s happy now. (wink,wink) I will put up some other pictures very soon!