Often my latest painting is my favorite and this couldn’t be more true than with this painting. I adore these lilies that look like downward pointing tiger lilies, but they actually are called Turks Cap lilies. I may not be able to sell this one as I am very attached to it. I think it has a softness and a ‘fairy tale’ feel to it that reminds me of some of Jean O’Neill’s illustrations in a Fairy Tale book that my father used to read to me when I was a child.
Everything around us and from our past influences our work and our creativity. I certainly was not thinking about fairy tales when I painted this!
Please hop over to my art blog and see the painting tutorial piece to find out how I created this soft effect.
harvesting and freezing lots of beans from the garden
freezing local blueberries
visiting oxen at our little country fair in Bear River
visits from Larry’s Ontario cousins
2 live events including a fabulous performance by local ‘seniors’ called Dancing in the Third Act. Here is a clip of the show. It was only after reading in the media and from the director that the dance is performed by ‘seniors’, some who are personal friends, that it dawned on us that we too are seniors. No one told us before. THANKS Randy Glynn (the director who ALSO is a senior). I kind of liked my ignorant state. 😉
Also, I’ve been getting up early (for me) and going on serious walks (for me) with my friend Pat. It’s all part of a strategy to make this Third Act as good as I can. These are some photos from the route we’ve been walking. How hard can this be?