May 28, 2008

A Bee's Eye View - Iris Painting

I'm back after a wonderful holiday weekend. With the excitement of having a daughter get married, my other daughter home for the festivities, visiting new in-laws and the threat of tornados on Sunday it was a fun and exciting weekend and things have settled
back into a routine.

Painting-wise, I have to admit lately it's been one of those slumps where nothing really seems to inspire me. It happens, I know it will pass and in the meantime I always scratch my head and go "Huh?" It might be time to explore new directions or maybe I've just had a few distractions lately.

In the meantime I did this from a photo I took in the gardens at Loring Park after my daughter's wedding. (Which was really wonderful and proof that it doesn't take a large ceremony for a memorable wedding - just a lot of love and joy)...back to the painting...I think this really almost has an abstract quality to it. I can't say it's my favorite but I did have fun painting it and I do love the process of pushing and pulling that paint around getting that thick juicy paint texture.
Hope your weekend was as exciting as mine.

A Bee's Eye View
6x8 oil on canvas panel
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Neda said...

Distractions? *big smile*

Heartfelt congratulations for your family's happy events. Love the new banner too..

Best regards (and I owe you an email too)

Rhonda Hurwitz said...

this is very lovely...I like the impressionistic quality

Deb Kirkeeide said...

Thank you so much, both of you.