Monday, May 13, 2013

The Backyard Bench

The Backyard Bench
24 x 24 inch mixed media on stretched canvas

Back to a large painting surface again...trying to get some pieces ready for upcoming shows.  On the 1 -10 Happy Scale I give this painting a 9.5.  Not that I am any sort of artistic genius or anything, but I am so thrilled with this one because so many things turned out just as I had hoped without a lot of fight or my usual self doubt.  I used a vintage photo as a loose guide for the composition.  For the colors I initially went to a Camille Pissarro painting that I love to help me get started, but once the foundation of this painting was put in place, I went out entirely on my own and instinctively chose the colors.  

Here are some close-ups so you can see the details better.








I hope all you moms, moms-to-be, and motherly types had a beautiful Mother's Day.  It was a lovely weekend here in Kansas...lots of flower planting,  phone time with my oldest son and a nice walk with my youngest son yesterday.  My mom's birthday dinner was a blast and she just glowed the whole weekend.  Thank you for all your sweet comments and birthday wishes for her.  She has been reading them and you have made her feel really special.  

Have a great start to the week!

♥ Lisa

17 comments:

  1. I KNEW it - I could tell when it was on the easel it would be a winner. LOVE THIS ONE Congratulations dear Lisa. was it the new easel?

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  2. Hadn't finished...
    So many perfect things about this one. Tells a story from my guessing who the women are on the bench... to the birds on the wire and the curtain blowing out of the open window. Must be spring because they are wearing long sleeves and flowers are blooming in the window box and tiny leaves starting to bud on the tree. LOVE IT LOVE IT> Saving for the show is SMART.

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  3. LOVE this one! As Julie said above, so many stories in this one.

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  4. Another brilliant painting. No need to have any doubts about this one!

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  5. Your paintings all have so much personality Lisa! Very good job on this one. I could sit and study it for hours. So well done. I hope you are asking a price that is worthy of the many hours and talent you put into it! :)

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  6. I'm so sorry I missed your mom's birthday yesterday. It was a wonderful day to celebrate, that's for sure.

    I went to the Art Fair and you would have done so much better than some of the pieces I saw there. I'm not familiar with the art scene in Wichita, but I noticed there were several local artists. Your art is far superior to some of the stuff I saw. Of course, I'm a bit opinionated, too!!

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  7. Once again you have me smiling at your wonderful work my friend..
    Sounds like you had a happy Mothers Day..

    Hugs~

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  8. This one is great, Lisa!! I just love their faces....kinda like they were having a juicy conversation and were rudely interrupted to take a snapshot....haha! The birds in back are a nice touch, too!

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  9. I think this one is really successful.

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  10. This is lovely! Your paintings have such atmosphere to them, I love the blog header too. I love paintings with a narrative, it makes me think of the story behind it and the characters. Lovely work Lisa!xx

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  11. Hi Lisa, i love this job! happy week! hugs

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  12. Your style is like no other, Lisa! This is absolutely wonderful!

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  13. Stunning painting! I am so happy your mom had a great day and double happy, that you had a special weekend ;o)

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  14. Bravo! Nice sized canvas too! Lots of creative energy turned into a beautiful piece Lisa!

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  15. Fabulous is right.....the way you capture mood, awesome!

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