Acrylic on Canvas panel
You may look at this painting and think that there isn’t much going on and it seems a little boring. But I look at this painting and I see peace and relaxation. I can imagine myself just beyond the borders of this canvas taking a nap in a hammock under a couple of palm trees. Ahhh…doesn’t that sound nice?
There have been a lot of moments this summer where I would have loved being on a tropical island somewhere. As you know, the first part of the summer was spent getting the house ready to sell so we could move back home. But as time passed, it was just one obstacle after another preventing us from making that leap. So we called off the move and we are going to stay put in Newport News. I was a little sad at first, but I learned a long time ago not to ignore God’s signals and these were impossible to ignore. Life is slowly getting back to normal, David is home and we as happy as three peas in a pod. ok, enough already with the personal stuff….
I’ve been trying my hand at pastels. I’m a little scared of working in pastel, because they are pretty toxic. I wear a mask and open a windows and all that good stuff, so I guess it’s a respectable fear..kinda like fire. Annnnnnnnnnyway, I’m not very good with this medium and my color falls of the paper. I’m just playing so it’s no big whoop, but I don’t see how artists get that fine detail unless they are working on a large-scale. If any of you have any suggestions, I accept all help.. I’ve been using Derwent, Gioconda from Koh-i-noor, and chalk pastels if this is useful.
Gosh, I forgot to mention that the painting above is from a photo and not a tutorial…Yepper…I painted this one all by myself:)
Be Well and Happy!