Well, I set off at the beginning of summer to put my free time to good use and get at least three small paintings done. This is number seven (with two more still in progress). It is amazing what you can get done with deadlines looming! Plus it really makes a difference painting on smaller surfaces. This 10x14 oil was a chance to revisit an old favorite - the iris. I love curves and gracefulness of an iris. They remind me of my mother's garden in my childhood.
I had to take a bit of a break from oils this week to work with...craft paint. My daughter, Tori, whom I recently discovered is a creative genius, has been lending me a hand in preparing for Vacation Bible School for next week. The theme is high sees adventure, so we have been getting things ready to decorate the room that I will teach in as a sunken pirate ship treasure cove. We had lots of fun painting all kinds of unique fish, octopus, whales, etc. Set up is tomorrow, I will try and take some pictures to post. It should be fun.