Friday, June 24, 2011

Hydrangeas and Wine Bucket

12" X 16" oil on stretched canvas

The only painting I have done for the past several weeks is in my weekly art class.  I worked on this painting over three class periods.

I painted the background of hydrangea shrubs first, and while I was painting I experienced that wonderful feeling of joy that is the reason we all paint.  I loved the colors and forms in the background and couldn't wait until the next class to continue on the painting.

Alas, I think my muse deserted me, because the next sessions were nothing but struggle, disappointment and a lot of wiping off.  I'm not pleased with the final result, but it's the best I could do at this point in my painting  journey!

I've really missed painting and visiting your blogs.  Only within the last few days have I begun to recover from the move and spend a little time on the computer.   I told my husband I haven't been this tired since I had a baby!  The garage is still full of boxes, but we can move around inside now.  For me, one of the hardest parts of moving is making the decisions of where to put stuff!

We have had so much company, also--with cookouts and overnight guests.  All our family and friends are excited about our new house and want to come for a visit.   My grandson from Houston has come to  visit for a month, so I've been busy with two little boys this week.  Next week they each will have a day camp, so maybe I can get in some painting!

Thanks to everyone who visited my blog and wished me well in the move.  I think the worst is over!    Now it's time to enjoy the house.