Imagination

‘Imagination’ 8×10 oil on stretched canvas.

I named this one ‘Imagination’ because of how excited I used to get when I saw big merry-go-rounds. I would search and search for the best and most beautiful horse to ride — bonus if they went up and down!

There are things that still spark that excitement for me. Yes, and merry-go-rounds.

Big Bear

‘Big Bear’, larger than 10×12, oil on wood. This painting is actually on a piece of furniture for my parents. It is a measure of ‘try, try again’ because I had to sand the first painting down and start over.

Persistence is key! Whenever I find that I have a new obstacle in my artistic journey, I have to slow down and push to get past it. This was one of those projects, but when I did get it right, it was SO fun.

No Bull

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I love this painting just because of the light — who wouldn’t fall in love with ‘No Bull’? I’m tempted to do this again just to play with it, but we’ll see — I have plenty of things that I’m painting lately.

This is a 5×7 oil painting on linen panel.

Fighting a little burnout today. All work and no play means that I took a nap, too. Whenever I lose motivation, I always think ‘nap’. 😉

I’m planning to enter this beautiful little piece in Arts West. No idea if they will accept, of course — and every year they choose a different artist to curate the event, so how can you plan for that? Create art, take great photos and hope for the best.