Now that we’re settled in our new home, I finally have been painting again. For years I had been painting on small pieces of paper from our dining room table — I didn’t feel I had enough space to add an easel and larger canvases into the mix. But now I have the space for a painting area for myself in my home office and have been painting, incessantly, for the past few months — nights, weekends, over winter break — painting, painting, painting.
I am getting a lot of joy from painting my loved ones, imagined people and scenes, and self-portraits too. Trying to get a good likeness, but also working on capturing the spirit of the person. That’s the hardest part really. Some of these paintings I’m very happy with, others I can barely look at and keep hidden away in my closet, but with each new painting that I do, I learn something new and am loving the process so, so much.
This one is a “mixed-media” piece. I used wire for my curls. Pun intended ;)
My daughter, Ida, has been in the mix too, getting her painting in while listening to stand-up comedy! It’s been a great bonding activity for her and I.
And this one of Ida may be my favorite…
Hope ya’ll are enjoying your winter so far!