Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Finally, A New Painting ...

I finally completed a painting! Woo hoo! After two consecutive large snow events I was not only home with one of my rays of sunshine but both. It has been very difficult to fit in time to paint. I have a little studio in our basement, there is a play area and art area for the kiddies and it is a fun place to be on a hot summer afternoon. It is not a fun place to be when it is 20 degrees outside I have to wear my winter gear if I want to paint down there. I have been painting at the kitchen table for the last few months, there are positives and negatives to the switch but when there is a full house it is just an inconvenience. Acrylic dries super fast and when you are interrupted every five minutes it is tough to get anything accomplished. Noah finally went back to school yesterday and my in-laws came home early from a trip and wanted to spend time with Abbey. I was home all alone it was so weird, I was able to paint for four uninterrupted hours. I had a glimpse of what it will be like in three years when Abbey is in school fulltime. I am not looking forward to my baby going to kindergarten or preschool for that matter, I will miss her so, but I will enjoy getting to paint everyday uninterrupted. I finished the painting after the kiddies went to bed; it only took two weeks to finish.

These are a few of my favorite images from my newest creation. I am having a blast painting the things that I love. I love old colanders, I have one that in the summer I use as a planter and in the winter I fill with Christmas lights and seasonal greens. They are so simple and pretty. I modeled this particular colander after one I saw on Etsy, it’s featured in my favorites. The colander has been decorated with Christmas ornaments, Easter d├ęcor, and spring accents.

Thank you for visiting and I wanted to say hi to all of my new followers and a big thank you to everyone for all their great comments.


  1. Wooohooo! I love the feeling of a perfectly finished painting! I can see why it took you so long to finish - it is incredibly detailed. I especially like the wee house.

    Isn't it strange how an empty house can be wonderful and horrible at the same time?

  2. Heather, this painting is wonderful. I love the colors, and I love all the neat things that you've put into this painting, especially the little turquoise house. The pink tree is cool too.

  3. Great painting to lift the spirits during these cold months. I love it! :-)

  4. Oh, and you've been photo tagged:


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