After an amazing long weekend… I’m back. It’s so refreshing to take a little time off. I love painting. I love the flood of creativity I force upon myself each day (whether I feel like it or not….), but, let me be honest, I needed a break. So, thank you so much for understanding! While I was out, I met several great artists in Charleston and Savannah, went to countless incredible design shops, enjoyed several incredible meals (I think if I weren’t an artist, I would be a foodie), soaked up a little bit too much sun, and had such a wonderful time with my husband, Dan, and daughter Annalisa. This is our first real vacation since her birth 9 months ago, so, yeah, we enjoyed ourselves!
Before I left, I worked on three paintings; here are two of them!
The first (#85) is a lovely, moody, seasonal landscape of our very own NC mountains. I love the warm tones, the soft shades, and the huge amount of contrast. I have to be honest; I fought with this painting. I think I actually painted it three times before it felt right. It is painted on a block of lovely wood from my grandfather’s wood shop.
The second (#86) is a romantic portrait of a peony. This was painted just in time because it rained and all of the beautiful peony blooms fell right off the plant… it was very sad. But. All is well because I have a painting of the last, and loveliest, peony bloom! This is an oil painting on wood. Both of these paintings are for sale in my etsy shop starting tomorrow! I have many lovely photos of Savannah, GA, as well as a couple more paintings coming tomorrow! So be sure to check back!