|Bramble 2 second in a pair|
My Mother's day is being spent leisurely unwinding from the big birthday shindig we had on Saturday that fell closely on the heels of the One Room Challenge link up.
I feel like the train has just pulled away from Crazytown and is headed back to Normalville.
Prom was also Saturday and my 17 year-old whisked in and out in her dress in the space of 5 minutes while my house was jammed with party guests. So much for that special moment.
At this moment my studio is barely accessible from all of the paintings in the works or completed. Good problem to have in my opinion.
|Bramble 1 first of a pair|
I finished a pair of 24 x 30 canvases entitled "Bramble" that are meant to go together but also stand on their own.
|Rapunzel 48 x 60 oil on canvas|
"Rapunzel" is a 48 x 60 oil on canvas and was more of a challenge than smaller canvases because it is hard to back far enough away to see the composition and color balance while painting. It goes more like:choose area to paint, paint, pray that it looks right, back up 6 feet to see if it looks right, correct if necessary, repeat.
It also presents challenges to photograph but I am happy enough with it to have it on my mantel.
The party was for my daughter's 5th birthday.
We basically rent a bounce house for the kids and throw a party for the adults with fancy food. Its always a big hit. It is also an incredible amount of work and little got done in advance this time. As I hit "publish" for the ORC, I was surrounded by a sea of "Frozen" themed party supplies.
This little darling is growing up too fast. We are having a family trip to the zoo today to celebrate.
See you all back in Normalville!