Monday, May 12, 2014

New artwork and other thoughts

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!


Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

You deserve a few days off mamma! Happy Birthday, Prom, end of ORC and Mother's Day!

Nancy said...

what a sweet picture! happy birthday to her! and happy belated Mother's Day to you!

Vel Criste said...

Awwww, belated happy birthday to your 'mini-me' (I call her that because she looks so much like you when she smiles)! Love "bramble" - another masterpiece for you! Glad you had a great Mothers day kerry!

Kristen @ Pursuing Vintage said...

Beautiful new work!
Great day for the zoo!

Karena Albert said...

A whirlwind indeed Kerry! You are one busy Mommy and Artist!

The Arts by Karena said...

the table looked beautiful. curious about that little brass figure. I've seen a few of them on Portobello Market. I always pick them up and wonder what I could do with them or what their origin is...

That is one precious little smiley baby! Glad you survived it all.

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Tell her happy birthday for me and I hope you had a wonderful celebration! What is normal, anyway? Hope we can catch up soon. Have a great weekend. xo Nancy

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I love your new work. It feels feminine. I know what you are describing, and life is flying by. Happy Birthday to your baby!