Happy Easter! The below painting is very fitting for the day.
The Lost Paintings….
As an artist I love looking back on work I’ve done to see how my style has changed and progressed over the years. I’ve always been diligent about taking pictures and documenting paintings and projects but there are a few that got away. I refer to them as my “lost paintings.” I know other artists probably go through the same thing. My friend Shari sold her first painting at age 19 and in her exact words it was her “absolute favorite painting” that she ever painted and she doesn’t have a picture of it.
All things girly….
Just finished framing this new painting for a little baby girl named Riley. Girls are so easy to paint for…..pinks and greens plus a birdie and some polka dots. I love all things girly. There are lots of little goodies in the painting if you look closely: Flower-shaped buttons, rhinestones, butterfly buttons with hand-stitched bodies and antennae. The mother I made this for received the painting as a gift at a baby shower. The bedding in her nursery is white with pink, brown, green polka dots and has some stripes in the same colors. Take a look at the Katie Bedding Collection from Pottery Barn Kids. Every time I paint one of these little nursery paintings I realize just how much I love to make things that I hope will make others feel happy.