Monday, November 05, 2012

Art & Babies

With extra time sitting on my backside with this darn knee I have found that sitting at the easel eases my pain.    We also had time in town this weekend away from the cabin babysitting little Rio.  More about that in a bit.  

This is an amaryllis that I loved.  The photo when blown up is not too clear so as I was contemplating painting it I decided to try my hand at abstract.
I grabbed the palette knife and started with some color and scraping around.  I have to say that I am NOT an abstract fan but I actually loved doing this and it was kind of freeing.  I ended up loving it too.   

That was Sunday, but on Saturday I sat down to my prepped easel and wanted to paint this sunflower.  I seem to have a love for painting sunflowers as this is the third one I've painted.  I love the vibrant yellow.  To me it is sunshine. 
My canvas size of choice in this line of flower paintings is a 16x16 gallery wrap canvas.

This picture does not do the color justice and at this point was not finished but I think it will be today with a signature.  I've got to get some pricing on these things as so many have asked which gives me hope of selling all of them! 

On the babysitting thing, well...

We kept her on Tuesday night while they went to dinner for a trial run at the babysitting a 5 week old and it went well.  The plan was for Saturday night.  They had a Halloween party to go to and we "were" going to keep her all night.  I can do this, I've raised two girls from birth, I can do this.  I can't do this.  I feel I failed but in reality she was terribly tired and fussy and really just needed her Momma.  That is fine because she is only weeks old.  We will have many more chances to keep that precious little girl for years to come.  It was good though as B&B2 got to have a couple of nights out with friends and time to themselves.  It's a start.  

6 comments:

donna baker said...

I've always wanted to try a pallet knife painting. I had a 3 and 5 year old for the weekend and let me say a half of a tab of Xanax did wonders.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Very nice job of Pallet knife painting.

I enjoyed the rest of your pictures.

Beryl said...

I can't believe your granddaughter is already 5 weeks old. (I know I couldn't have taken care of a 5 week old overnight.) Glad you have your painting to keep you off your knee.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh my goodness what an awesome job you did on the paintings!!

S. Franklin said...

Sorry to read about your knee but you've filled your time well it seems. The paintings look amazing!! I started experimenting with canvas painting and I LOVE IT! It is so relaxing and as you said very freeing. My blog's background and main logo are from a pic I snapped of my painting. Take care of yourself and keep painting!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You definitely have talent.