I finally finished my Amish painting for fall, and now I think I can complete my calendar! I may just name this one “Pumpkin Time”, I’m not sure still. I hope you like her. I wanted to get so much into this painting and yet not take away from the central figure, the cute, little amish girl with the impish grin. I had actually wanted to make her hair as orange as the pumpkin, but that didn’t happen and maybe I’m glad that it didn’t now. I can really feel that fall breeze just by looking at the stray hairs blowing around her face. This painting actually makes me want to go for a pumpkin ride about now!
Can you believe this all started from a photo of my daughter? Sometimes I can’t believe it myself! Also, I’m sorry these paintings take so long sometimes, but even though I “say”…and even “wish” that I could paint a painting a day, it just never happens. It has to feel right and it just gets done a little at a time as I have other things that come up. It can be frustrating sometimes. You don’t know how I wish that I had that studio somewhere far away and had no chores or anything else to do but paint…but I don’t see that happening anytime soon!
But here she is and I will see if this calendar I’m putting together can be finished now. I will let you know when its ready, hopefully within a week . I will also try and have that collage painting done in a week, too. I’ll be pushing for it!