I feel like this painting doesn't get many views for some reason so maybe this will help.
The idea for this painting came to me while I was at church. It was during the sermon and I was sketching in the note section of the bulletin. I was listening while sketching :)
I did a similar sketch of this with a baby in it but when I sketched it again at church I left the baby out. I was feeling very peaceful this day and wanted to bring that into the picture. I like putting flowers in the hair because I remember doing that as a kid in the summer. Country girls always plays with flowers or weeds, sometimes mud, lol
Anyways, after church my husband and I got lunch and then went home. I couldn't get the idea out of my head and we had nothing else planned for the day. So I went and got a canvas and my paints and plopped myself outside on our large screened in deck. ( This was when we lived in an apartment) It was a beautiful summer day and was perfect for painting outside.
I really didn't have much planned for the painting other than the quick sketch so I just started painting. I hand drew all of it starting with her face and hair. I chose purple for the flower because that is my favorite color. And for awhile I wasn't sure what to do for the background. I decided on a light blue like the color of the sky that day and added some waves to it for a gentle breeze. I did it all in one afternoon!
The original is 16x20 cotton canvas. $180.00
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I hope you enjoyed this little behind the scenes type blog and now, (because I just added it) you can leave a comment below.
My plan is to have a new blog out every week. Let's see how I do, lol! Until next week!