Hello again. I promised I would bring you sketches and here they are. There are 4 here that I am currently working on….and I want to paint them all NOW! I am excited about painting each of them, envisioning what I want the finished pieces to look like, and actually seeing what they will become. So exciting!
The one I am working on presently, and actually have more done than what is shown here, is the little Amish boy with the calf. The background is going to be tricky, as I want color and interest, but don’t want to take away interest from the connection between the boy and the calf. We will see.
I also have a little girl peeking from behind..hmmm…something. A fence post outside? Around a barn door? The door to her house? So many decisions…and I just want to paint!
Another one here is an older girl in thought…in a kitchen after baking? In a field of flowers? By a buggy, maybe?
And lastly, the little amish girl with the butterfly that rests near her feet. What is the background? On a haystack…on a rock in the garden? The colors…I have to make sure the colors all go together! This is what takes the time…but it is all worth it in the end. Let’s see what happens with each of these. If you have any ideas, please give some insight. Thank you!
Anyway, I will try and share what I have done in several days with the Amish boy and the calf. Please check back. Take care!
P.s. On a sad note…several days ago I heard that N.A. Noel, an artist and beautiful painter of many subjects, especially Amish and angels, passed away. I was so saddened by this news as she had been an inspiration for my paintings since I saw an amish painting my mother placed above the mantle in our living room years ago. Just to think how much that made such an impression on me back then! She was a beautiful person and exceptional artist. Please check out her paintings when you can. Thank you.
The amish boy and the calf…the beginning
little amish girl peeking
Amish girl in thought
Little amish girl with butterfly