|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!