But, before I go, I have some more pictures to share with you. I finished my painting! I really had a lot of fun with this one, it came together without any hassles.
I called it "hear the song that I sing to you", as a reminder to myself (and to others) that we should open up to all the beautiful things and beings surrounding us, calling out to us, singing to us.
So often we are inclined to only see the bad, and sometimes it's difficult to keep seeing the good in the world and in the people we share this earth with.
I find that the more I paint, the more my paintings offer me a glimpse into another world, a softer world, where it's allowed to be kind and fragile and innocent and naive and sad and strong all at the same time.
So this is where I stopped last week:
I kinda liked the flowery things in her left thigh so I didn't want to paint over that too much.
So I decided to make the background less noisy by using more white mixed with my paints.
And then I had to do something with that face I saw ... ☺
And I liked it so much that I painted another one....
To balance it a bit more I decided to paint another tree/flower/whatever-you-want-to-call-it, in the top right corner.
And this is the finished painting!
Yesterday, I finally managed to get to Eudlo, where Jenny is exhibiting along with other artists. I "met" Jenny this year through the 29 faces challenge, and we've been following each other ever since. So when she wrote on her blog she was in an exhibition only about 70 km away from where I live, I knew I had to take a peek.
I was surprised by the brightness of the colours. So yummy, all of my favorite colours. Pictures often don't show how it looks in reality. Up close I liked it even better than from the pictures on her blog.
Here you can see all of her work grouped together. Hmmm, all those drips ... LOVE it! Great work Jenny!
The exhibition is once a year, and focuses on small artworks. This is art by Annie Burns.
These were really fun. In every canvas there were pieces of a puzzle integrated.
This is the side of the painting with the snake that you can see in the picture above. Very small details, the picture doesn't even show half of it.
Art by Veronica Cay. Bit hard to take a decent picture through the glass frame.
There were many more artworks, but this post is getting a bit long so I'll stop here. I'm really glad I went to this exhibition. It was in a very picturesque village in the middle of the mountains, but still only about 27 kms from the ocean. So afterwards I took the kids to the Sunshine Coast to take a dip in the water. Because it's HOT here! Not Christmass-y at all ....
I'm linking this to Paint Party Friday. Don't forget to take a look at all the other participating artists there.
Thanks so much for visiting. I am so happy to be a part of this art community on the web, and I've really enjoyed and appreciated all of your visits and comments. I hope that you will find yourself surrounded by loved ones this Christmas, and that you'll sail smoothly into the new year. Let's meet again in January! I'll be back somewhere in the middle of the month.
Hugs to all of you ♥ ♥ ♥