Hello! I have been busy painting some rooms in my house that have been in bad need of a makeover for some time now. Unfortunately, I have not been able to finish some paintings and drawings I have sitting on my desk. Since things are winding down now, I think I can get back to the drawing board for a bit before getting back to doing a little more on the house. In the meantime, I have been going through some pretty awesome photos that I have in my collection and posting these on Etsy. They consist of the Amish (of course), nature, animals.etc. If you get a chance, please shoot over to my Etsy shop and check them out. I try posting everyday so there is something to new to look at.
Hi all! I am so sorry for not keeping up on this blog lately. I am now getting ready for my daughter’s graduation from college and I have been busily painting rooms and fixing things around the house like crazy. It actually feels good to see change,I must say. And who can beat the look and smell of fresh paint!
Anyway, I just thought I would share with you this painting which has been sitting unfinished like this awhile now. It’s another Amish Girl and she is supposed to be watching a baby chick on her lap. I really love the face on this little girl and I can’t wait to finish her, but she has to wait just a little bit. Every time I go into my room she is staring at me and I want so badly to just sit there and get down to business. I will…I will !
I will post again when I am finished with her.
Here is also another painting I finished. I have been doing random watercolors just to keep up with my artwork and to put something new in my Etsy shop. These watercolor paintings are less time consuming than the pastels, so I try to fit a few in before I start my fixing and painting of the house. This one is in watercolors and it’s a little girl looking out over the mountains under a beautiful rainbow. Inspired by the very thing I love to do, observe nature! I hope you like them. Be back soon!
Here is a pastel painting that is not like anything in my portfolio. I need more summer and nature pictures for the portfolio and this is what I have down so far. I am pretty happy with the results so far…I just need to add a couple of birds to the post with wildflowers to the background and foreground and I should be all set. I can’t wait to see it completed.
I have included the reference photo I took in my backyard. I just made the colors more vibrant in the quilt for intensity. I will post the completed picture as soon as I am done.
Again, my love for angels made me try another one, and of course, I am running out of titles as I love to place them in the garden many times. I could actually have “Angel In The Garden” several times now,but until I can find another name for this, here is another angel in the garden :). I am also not sure if I am finished with this yet, but I think I may be. Just wanted to get this out there. Hope you like it.
Here is the finished piece of Amish Girl In The Garden. I hope you like it.
I don’t know if it was because I received many reviews on this piece in it’s beginning stages, that I was afraid I would disappoint in it’s finishing stages. I just wanted to keep touching it here and there, until I finally said to myself that I just had to get it out there and leave it alone and go on to the next one!
But anyway…I hope you like it. I blurred the edges on this one a little bit to give it more of a soft appearance.
Hello everyone. The weather here is yucky and so I am blogging and then going upstairs and painting with my pastels! Because it makes me happy! Here is a picture in the works right now. This started to be an angel, but decided to try an amish girl instead. I love the amish culture and the peacefulness and quiet of the country there. The amish girls in their colorful dresses just add to the beautiful landscape.
I can’t wait to see how this looks finished. She will be framed in flowers as if she is in a garden, and a butterfly will be flying toward her. I will update with the finished picture! Hope it is a great pic! We’ll see!
The inspiration for this picture (which I did awhile ago) came from a model in a magazine. I loved her pose and it made me feel like she hadn’t a care in the world. I just gave her a bright dress, surrounded her in nature and used a quote that says it all. Just enjoy each day the best that you can. Oh yes, and stop and smell the flowers too! Hope you like this one. 🙂