Sunday, May 3, 2009

Please help me decide

I was asked to donate something to another fund raiser. This time it's for the Rainbow Garden located here in town. It's a beautiful place and so many people work (volunteer) so hard to keep it up. It was recently damaged from flooding and they need financial help to get it restored to the way it was.

I can't decide if I should paint something new or donate something I've got on hand! There are two pieces that I'm considering and I'd like your opinions :) to help me choose.

First, this is a little meadow landscape I painted on a 12 x 12 canvas board. My only problem will be finding a frame to fit it. I'm not quite sure how easily that can be done.

The other is this one due to the gardening theme:

This is a 9 x 12 and would be donated already framed. I'm just not sure which one would draw the most interest? The gardening girl could go in a little girl's bedroom or a sun room, etc. The landscape would possibly fit into more buyer's plans. I don't know.

Which do you think?

Today I'm headed to the local grocery store to paint the front window. I've been doing this for about 4-5 years now. I do a spring, fall and winter scene for them. It's fun but sometimes I start to run out of ideas because, well first of all it's GLASS and it's hard to paint anything too detailed without the paint pulling off if you overwork an area. Secondly, it's usually something I need to paint in a little over an hour. I don't want to repaint a former design so I need to keep coming up with new concepts. I think I'm going to do whoppin daisies this time and throw in some of my new birds that are whimsical and have super long legs. We shall see :)

I'll try to remember to take pics and share tomorrow.

I'm also going to wash my car! It's long overdue.
Have a wonderful Sunday everyone!!


Bev said...

You are amazing Darla...I really want to see those photos when you finish this one. I loveeeeeeee both of these, but am partial to the first one. I love doing landscapes, but am not nearly as good as you. Thanks for posting on my Blog!!! (((hugs)))

Anonymous said...

A great big project, sounds tiring but well worth it!
Both paintings are equally attracting and beautiful, I get the same feeling of you from both of them. To make life easier for you, maybe the framed one would be better?
Would love to see your finished project on the shop window.

The_Frustrated_Writer said...

They are both beautiful! but I'm a fan of the second one. Its sweet, and already framed and a little girl might fall in love with it fast. At least I did, loved the colors. ^-^

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Shonna said...

I love the girlie!!!

Alisa Nordholt-Dean said...

I vote for the second's already framed and cute as pie! I'd also like to see that finished store window.

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Thanks for all your input! I'm going to donate the garden girl! You're right, it's framed, good to go and won't require more work :)
It's all about me and how I spend my (free) time these days. LOL!

Mary said...

Hi Darla, I like the girl painting too!! It fits the theme best I think!!