Thursday, July 17, 2014

I appreciate everyone's kind words yesterday about my art!  Since so many of you said you'd like to see more of my art I thought y'all might enjoy this post I did back in January which you may have missed.  You can also click on the tab at the top that says "Artwork" and finally, if you do FaceBook then be sure to like my page because I'm a much better FaceBooker than I am a blogger - ha! and I share just about everything on FB.  

I'll shut up now, here's the post from January (for your convenience I just copied it for you so you didn't have to click on a link, and for those who may have seen it before I hope you enjoy it a second time):

So y'all know I paint furniture and do other crafty things, but few of you know that my first love is painting on canvas.  I only began painting about four years ago and with the exception of several workshops and a few classes at our local art center I am pretty much self-taught.  I had always wanted to paint, but because I am so anal/OCD I would never allow myself because I knew I would never be happy with what came out on the canvas. I knew I would never be able to get it to look like what was in my head and that it would drive me crazy.  Then one day a friend called me and said she and a group of her friends had been taking a workshop from a local artist in town and asked me to join them.  I was hesitant at first because I knew I'd probably drive myself crazy, but then decided to just go with a good attitude and just have fun.  Well, I had fun alright.  I cannot tell you what it felt like, like it was something I was always supposed to do.  I was so excited that when I got home I cried while telling my husband about it!  And that's how it started and I've been painting ever since! I do have my funny little rules tho, like you'll notice I mainly paint abstracts or in a whimsical nature.  I will NEVER allow myself to paint something that is supposed to look realistic.!  No.lie! 

Because of my limited experience and lack of formal training I do struggle quite a bit getting what I want on the canvas, but I persevere, sometimes repainting a canvas numerous times.  But when it's right and its flowing there is no better feeling!  That's how it was with this painting.  It just happened. Originally I was painting a corn field.  Yep, you read that right, a corn field. But this is what came out:

Nope, that's not a corn field.  Apparently God had something else in mind because this is what he guided my hands to do.  

It isn't often I am totally and completely happy with a painting.  There is always some little something I wish I had done differently.

But this one, well, I'm pretty happy with it.  

So happy, that when I was done, I cried.

I hope you like it too!  I have named it "Watching" because I feel like they are watching over me.

Best wishes for a new year filled with blessings and lots of angels watching over you!



  1. My mom was an abstract painter and she painted with a lot of emotion just like you. It's very therapeutic. Like you, I'm too OCD to try and do anything realistic and expect it to be up to my standards, so I don't even try. It's wonderful that you found something that gives you joy. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Yes it can be very therapeutic, especially when it flows the way you want. Perhaps you should give it a try sometime, you might be surprised Thanks for the encouragement!