Thursday, July 22, 2021

Ellis's Animals


Somebody new will be joining our family in a few weeks!  She'll need something to go on her walls, of course!



We love her already!

Original Acrylic Triptych on 16"x20, 16"x20, 16"x20
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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Clothes on the Line


An image like this makes me want to slow down, see if there's a porch on the front side of this cabin, and listen to some stories about way back when.


Sometimes I have to wait for the painting muse to give me an idea or some inspiration.  
Sometimes the painting muse has to wait for me to pay attention when she's handing me the idea or inspiration.

A few years ago I fell in love with a simple painting of some girls' dresses hanging on the clothes line.  It may be my favorite painting of my art mentor, Cheri.  It hangs in her Inspire Studio in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
I thought, "It would be fun to paint clothes on a line."

A few months ago (after vaccinations but still wearing masks), we went to Dollywood while spending some days in the Smoky Mountains.  This little scene reminded me, "I really should paint clothes on a line some time."




A few weeks ago, the new Inspiration Image, Laundry Dance, was posted on Inspiration Collaboration.
Then I knew, "It's time to paint clothes on a line now."









Original Oil Painting on 11"x 14" Wrapped Canvas
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Friday, July 9, 2021

Garden Harvests

I thought it would be fun to document my garden harvests with a daily photo.  (Keep scrolling down!  It just gets better and better!)

























 

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

The Mural on the Back of the Shed - Work in Progress

 A few weeks ago I shared the building of our new shed.  (You can click Do You See a Mural in My Future? for a reminder of that.)

That mural is happening! Who knows when it will be finished, but it's coming along.  How about a peek into the process!
























Fun fact #1
I stood right under that window, faced our forest, and took a picture.  That's the reference I'm using for the mural.. the mirror image of what's behind me as I paint. (I know, the path turned into a river at some point, but you know... artistic license...)
Fun fact #2
I had a three little helpers this weekend who painted some pretty special hand-print flowers and feet-print butterflies.
Fun fact #3
The hens are my constant companions as I paint.