I am back from a beautiful short trip to NYC to visit my daughter.
I have been neglecting my painting lately with my two recent holidays. I have also been spending a lot of my energy thinking about my life at work: my organization is going through a reorganization, and I am trying to decide if I will resign from my full-time job and retire in December. These thoughts are not conducive to creativity:-)
To get my brushes wet again, I have started a new painting with fruit and lace. The approach is a lot less realistic than my previous lace work. It will eventually represent 6 small cherry tomatoes from my garden on another beautiful lace piece that I have borrowed from my mother. I have tried to increase the effect of shadows across the battenburg lace and those created by the tomatoes: I am not sure that it will work, but it's a nice way to get back into painting after the short hiatus.
On another note, my strawberry painting, "Let's Talk"was featured this week on Red Bubble:
ARTALEE: this one is about our blogging friend Deb Ward who, among other artistic achievements, is a true master at painting lace! I hope that Deb will approve of the paintings that I have selected for the post about her beautiful work.
As always, I am looking forward to your comments.