Friday, July 30, 2021

Quiet Summer Resting Place

Because I'm the artist, I get to decide...  
I didn't paint any ants or spiders or other creepy-crawlies. I certainly painted no snakes, nor are there any hiding behind the rocks. Yes, I did paint a bit of poison ivy, but there are no thorn bushes or burrs anywhere in sight.  You can't see them, but I'm sure there are butterflies and frogs and probably lizards with blue tails. There's also plenty of birdsong and cicada noise in the air.  It's about 76 degrees with a very light wind. 

If this scene looks at all familiar...
... it's a smaller version of what's going on behind my house.
Yeah... I know... It looks like I have hardly done a thing in a month. 
I will now list my excuses for that...
* The garden keeps me busy in July.  (That's a good thing!)
* I've been working on other projects. (Good things too!)
* It's hot!  It is not 76 degrees in the real world.
* It's muggy!  The humidity is just ugh.
I will get back to it!  Soon!

If I stand under that window and look behind me, this is what I see. That's the reference for both this painting and the mural. 
No need to look for the stream.  That would be a bad place for a stream as it would flow directly into our back door. Remember that I have and artistic license, and I'm not afraid to use it.
A pretty healthy crop of poison ivy grows up there where I had to stand to take the photo of the mural.  I really should get up there and clean that out... (*See list of excuses above.)
Original Oil Painting on 12"x 24" Wrapped Canvas
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  1. I'm really liking this. It must just make you happy whenever you look at it. Well done!

    1. It does make me happy. I've got to get back to work on it!

  2. I could gaze at that mural all day. I also like the artistic license to remove the creepy crawlies even though I constantly tell myself they are necessary and part of this glorious planet. PS It actually WAS 76 (well 24C) here with very low humidity and blue skies yesterday with a light breeze! Heavenly after the sweltering temps and humidity of the past many days. Looks like a duplicate for today too ahh.

    1. Aw, I'm so glad you like it!
      I'm okay with some of those creepy crawlies, but ticks? mosquitoes? Really, do we need those?

  3. Haha... "I have an artistic license, and I'm not afraid to use it." Good for you! The mural looks great!

    1. Thanks!
      I hope you have one of those licenses too. They're meant to be used!