I love holidays! I get so much painting done 🙂
Here’s what I’ve been working on:
I’m hoping to donate this painting to the Cerebal Palsy League’s ‘Art for Arts Sake‘ charity auction next month (it has to be accepted first so fingers crossed!)
This one is going to be sent to someone special 🙂
I’ve also been working on some new canvas works – I’ll post details here soon. I hope everyone had a lovely Easter long weekend!
It’s been a while since I’ve participated in Illustration Friday – I tend to wait until a topic really grabs me.
Last September I spent a lot of my holiday sitting outside in our patio, reading and drinking cups of tea. It was so lovely and peaceful, that I often stopped reading and just sat and took in the scenery of my little garden. In one of our trees, a baby bird was learning to fly. It was amazing to just quietly sit and watch as he (or she?) spread his wings for the first time.
When I saw this week’s topic from Illustration Friday was “brave”, that little baby bird was the first thing I thought of, and was the inspiration for this painting:
I’ve posted a step-by-step about how I created this painting – check it out here.
Yes, I have even more trees!
This painting was inspired by one of my favourite quotes:
“In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.”
In other news, I have posted my first fan special on my KL Bailey Art Facebook Fan Page. If you’re not already a Fan, become one today – I will be posting weekly specials on paintings!!