Hello! I just wanted to share with you a new painting in the works. It’s another amish garden painting…Amish Garden 2. This is also from a photo taken by me in Lancaster as we were driving on the back roads one day. We came across this plain stone, amish farmhouse, and since it was so pristine, and the colors of the flowers were so striking, I had to take the photo. So, the other day, I tried what I did with the last one I painted. I took out a pastel pencil and didn’t measure or anything. I just kept sketching it freehand and let it happen.
Of course, as always, I come to a point where I think it’s not going to work and then suddenly, it all comes together. I still have much to do on this, but I am figuring out as I go how to do that tree, or that patch of grass, or that small window! It’s fun! I can’t wait to see the end result! I will share it when it’s completed and then probably sell the original on Etsy. I had sold the last Amish Garden painting I did, and the person that bought it mentioned to me how happy she was with it… and that makes “ME” happy. This is the painting, and here is the picture I took it from:
The beginning stages and the photo at the top…we won’t paint the speed sign!
Getting there and I think I like it!
I also thought it would be nice to share some photos of my studio/room where I paint. I know I am always interested in what other artist’s studios look like, and so I decided that this may be a great idea. Someday I may start doing some videos of my paintings, etc…someday. Anyway… here goes…this is my sanctuary…
This used to be my sons bedroom until he moved to Tennessee, so there is a bed in here too. This is one side of the room. My bookcase there is full of supplies and many books on pastels and watercolors…and the Amish..of course!
My desk..ahem…of course I neatened it before I took the picture! Theres more pastels under those pastels you see there. I also like to have quiet music playing when I paint, so I have a small cd player in here as well.
Here is the other side of the room. Yes, you can never have enough shelf space…more books and more supplies!
And there’s the bed..that comfy place when you need to take that break after all that hard work! I forgot to remove my glasses!
So there you have it. It is a comfy, room upstairs and kind of separated from the rest of the rooms in the house, so it is peaceful and nice. I think I will keep it! I hope you enjoyed seeing where this all happens! I will be back to show you the final Amish Garden painting and show you some other items I have sketched out recently to paint. I can’t wait to start them!
Also, since the Country Sampler came out last week with my painting “Katie and the Bunny” in the Simply Sampler section, it has been pretty busy! I am so happy I am able to reach out to more people, and that they are able to enjoy these paintings and know of what I do. Anyway…until next time. :))