Thursday, January 25, 2007

WIP?? ... Tree Painting

I have been working on this for a couple days now. Last night when I went to bed I thought it was done. But now that I set it up behind the couch were it will someday live, I'm not so sure! Maybe they just need to actually be put on the wall and they will look right to me. They seemed large when I was painting them, but now they look kind of small and puny on the wall.

I haven't painted in years, but I got a card from my Grandma the other day. She taught me to paint when I was about 10 and has been a major influence in my life. She had some encouraging words about art and said that her and my great aunt Helen had decided to start painting again (I think she must go through phases of creativity too...maybe this is were I get my short creative attention span!) It got me thinking, so should I! I've had these three canvases sitting in a closet for probably a year, meanwhile I had a very empty spot behind my couch. I have just realized after looking at these pictures how boring this wall really looks. Not to worry, if you could turn around in the picture there would be a red wall and two tons of toys!

Acrylic on canvas

So, anyway, here it is...Painting #1 for 2007, hopefully the first of many.


amandajean said...

I like your tree painting a lot....FANTASTIC job!!! It would match my house perfectly. :) The colors are great.

I'd like to see your painting against your red wall. It would really pop. (But I realize that you do want to hang them over the couch...)

maggiegracecreates said...

FABULOUS - and I love the sofa too.
Wish I could paint. My daughter doea and it's beautiful and I guess that what we will display. Her paintings. Side point - I can afford her work too.

Vallen said...

It will be perfect when it's hung. You'll see.

becki said...

That is awesome! You did such a great job. I like it just the way it is, but am curious to see what you do to finish it off. What a stunning room!!