I am so happy with the changes that I made to my horse mural. I like it much better than before. Loads more still to do but it makes me happy to walk by and see it now. I feel as if I can see the light at the end of tunnel now. And light is what I need most. I think I am going to name my horse Whisper. His nose looks much longer in the photo. It might really be too long but not as much as in the picture.
When I put the base color on the carrots you can see my hand decided to not cooperate with me and decided to just throw the paint brush around. I can’t wait to add all of the little details to make the carrots come to life.
I think I need an orange wall or two or three in my house. It is such a happy color, so full of energy and life. Maybe I should paint every room this color! Change can be a good thing.
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Tagged bright, bright color, bring in the sunshine, carrots, change it, changes can be good, clouds, grass, green, Happiness, Happy, happy horse, horse, mural, Orange, paint a horse, Painting, put some color on your walls, sky, tan, wall, wall color
I woke up to a most beautiful day and went straight outside and started painting. The painting morphed several times into different subjects until it finally showed its true colors. I knew it was right when my heart felt light and happy but also realized the sadness involved. When I could sense God weeping for his only Son that he sacrificed for us so that we could have eternal life.
After I was happy with the background I laid this little twig against the painting. I liked the way it looked but didn’t want to attach it to the painting. The little twig is a dogwood tree that I tried to transplant from my son’s yard to mine. It was never happy after being moved. My husband thought I had told him to chop it down and after he did I felt so sad about the little dogwood. So I am thrilled that I was able to use in my painting after all. I laid it against the painting and painted the shadow of it.
It was so beautiful outside, I was inspired by all of the sun, greenery and bits of pink flowers that I could see.
These are close ups of the painting since they are a little difficult to see in the large picture.
The canvas which is actually a 27 x 23 piece of plywood. I leaned it against an old lawn chair because I knew I would be using a waterbottle to spray it as I worked on it.
This may be available in my Etsy Shop later. I hope you all have/had a fabulous, grateful and thought provoking Easter Sunday.
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Tagged a new beginning, a second chance, acrylic, beautiful day, blue, blue sky, Christ, Easter, Flowers, For he so loved the world, friend, God, God's Son, grass, green, Happy Easter, He paid it all, inspiration, Jesus, Life, light, love, Nature, new life, Paint, Pink, plywood, Sacrifice, shed blood, smile, sunshine, thank you, the highest love, Tree, warm, white, yellow
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Tagged beautiful day, dandy, grass, great weather, Nature, outside, sunshine, weeds, yard, yellow
1. Smile for a stranger and say hi.
2. Hold the door open for someone.
3. Allow someone to go ahead of you in a line.
4.Turn your music down.
5. Surprise a few children with a new backpack full of school supplies.
6. Cut someone’s grass for them.
7. Pass out cold water bottles to homeless people where ever you see them.
8. Help a stray dog or cat. Give them food, water and shelter.
9. Buy a pre-paid gas card for someone.
10. Donate blood.
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Tagged Animal, backpacks, be generous, be happy, be kind, Better, blood, charity, cheer, decent, donate, gas, good person, grass, Happiness, happy day, help someone, homeless, hope, kindness, mentor, money, music, peace, pre-paid card, ray of light, school supplies, show the way, smile, solution, spread goodwill, stray, sunshine, teach, water, world, world peace
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Tagged brown, cute, dog, fun, Fur, grass, Happy Dog, Nature, Orange, Pink, Skink, Toe, white
I moved the horizon line and yes I think I moved it the wrong way but oh well. I’m not too worried about it right now. So I painted the pasture and put in a slight bit of shadow on the horse just to get the feel of it. The horse is actually a cream color but I wanted the dark color for the undercoat anyway. I like the way it looks sort of like a block painting. I have never done this before so I hope I don’t mess it up. More later.
No I have no idea what kind of tree I painted!
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Tagged blue sky, bug, cicada, cute, eyes, fly, friend, grass, green, hand, leaf, Life, litte one, loud, music, Nature, noise, photograph, shrill, stare, stick, Summer, sunshine, transparent, trees, Wings
Putting a bit of cheer in the dark hallway. I should have waited and taken the photo in the day time, it’s not the best. The butterflys are stickers. Those would have taken a lifetime to paint. Not totally perfect but makes me happy.
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Tagged Animal, animals, Bark, Beautiful, blue, flower, Flowers, fun, grass, green, Happy, leaf, Life, light, love, Nature, Painting, photograph, Pink, sunshine, Tree, Wings
Posted in Artwork, Photographs
Tagged dew, grass, light, photograph, purple, Raindrops, shine, sparkles, water, wet