Capturing a Memory

Whenever we travel I always hope to get one good picture from which will be an inspiration for a painting. It doesn’t always turn out to be the case. Sometimes I think I have the perfect photo and then when I get ready to paint it…let’s just say the picture in my head is much better then what my eyes are seeing when I look at the canvas.

This year we went to St. Louis for our anniversary. Every anniversary is special and we always try to do something fun. My husband wanted to go to the botanical gardens. Which we did and I truly enjoyed it.

It was a warm and sunny day. There were kids on field trips, artists painting in the garden and there were people on private tours. It was a very busy place. We also had an amazing chowder soup and sour dough bread at the cafeteria. Excellent service and very attentive. Who knew a place like this could serve this kind of fabulous food. We skipped the wine but it was nice to have that option.

So here is my memory of our visit. The butterfly was a very cooperative subject and I took many photos until I got the right one.

”Morning Feast”. 8”x10” acrylic

Bunny Love

When someone asks you to paint a painting and that someone is a 9 year with big blue eyes how can I say no. My grandchildren think I can paint and draw anything. This last week I drew foxes, monsters, Halloween pumpkins and storm troopers all in one setting. No matter how awful I think some of these drawings are I am always highly praised for my work.

So I say to all my fellow artist when you feel you are in a slump and everything you paint turns out all wrong find a child. A child will make you feel like a Artist Goddess. You will get hugs, kisses and requests for even more paintings. They will tell you how awesome and amazing you are and how one day they hope to be an artist just like you.

So onto my next artist project!!

Love my Bunny. 9”x9” acrylic

Crazy About Sheep

I love sheep and I love painting sheep. I’m following a woman on Instagram from Pulaski, Tennessee. She raises sheep and takes amazing sheep pictures. Her name is Julie Refer. She has given me permission to paint her animals which has put me over the moon in happiness. ❤️❤️❤️

This is my first painting from her photo gallery. I hope I’ve done her photo justice. It is a 12″x12″ acrylic that I call it “Need to be Seen”.