Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A couple of new projects

16 x 20 on canvas using spackling for texture:
I'm 'thinking' about giving this to my son for part of his birthday present. My 'baby' will be THIRTY on friday! OMG. I've been inspired by all the pretty bird silhouettes I've seen, where they're on electrical lines, etc. I decided to try a little something different with mine. Leaves!
Also, I started out with one bird who had a beak. Well, the beak looked nasty! So I just added his wife to the painting and now she is snuggling in so close, nobody will see his (my) little issue. :)

I painted two of these. One for an order and one was intended for my brother. The brother who put up with me for a week while I visited in Arizona in March. He's an avid golfer. Actually his wife is too. I usually put the recipient's last name on these stepping stones but in this case, I think it might totally clash with the lettering that's already on this design. This is a design I grabbed out of an old painting magazine. I'll have to run and find out the original artist and add to this post. Must give credit where credit is due :)

I don't think I'll get anymore painting done this week. Tomorrow I need to bake a birthday cake, make coleslaw and paint on my son's front window :)
Friday is a party for him and then Saturday I'm headed out of town for the weekend to attend a wedding. Busy, busy, busy!

I'm hoping to make my rounds tomorrow and visit some of my favorite blogs!! I feel like I'm missing so much in just a couple of days away from them.



Jennifer said...

I love your new piece... it's adorable! I love the colors you used. You sound like a BUSY lady... summer is always so busy! Have fun making your blog rounds tomorrow... stop by mine if you get a chance. ;)

Strawberry Girl said...

Love the little birdies (hey, he needed a partner anyway)!!

It's my 30th birthday on Sunday, funny!! Perhaps I will ask mum for a Strawberry Shortcake type cake (she may think I am nuts but whatever will be will be).

Happy Birthday to your son! :D

Serena said...

i LOVE your latest piece, darla! the texture is a great touch and i love the colours you used.

your brother is sure to love the stepping stone you have painted for him!

you certainly do have a few busy days ahead. i hope all goes well with your son's birthday celebrations.

Diana Evans said...

oh wow Darla!!! this piece is amazing....and will be a wonderful gift for your son's birthday!!! wow .....

Wishing him a wonderful Birthday!!!


Nicola said...

This is a stunning piece! So different from what I saw you do when I first discovered your blog, but they're all lovely! I think the two birds makes the piece very special, such a sweet touch. And your use of colour and texture is lovely, I really love the browny and bluey colours together they are so complementary. Have fun at your parties!!!

Mandarine said...

I discover your blog and art recently...and I love your work!!
So I 've something for you on my blog...

Jennifer Williams "Blueskysunburn" said...

I just love the new piece! The colors, the birds, everything about it great work. I'm sure your son will love it!

The stepping stones are a cool idea for a thank you gift. It turned out really pretty.

Mary said...

Hi Darla, love the painting. Great idea to hide the beaks with a smooch!!

Many happy blessings to your son - you too. I know how you are feeling. My oldest will be 30 in December - doesn't seem possible!!!

Tammy said...

Hi Darla,
I also had tears, and laughed watching her wonderful spirit.
She is an amazing lady.
WOW, I love your new painting..
All that texture is so pretty.
Have a Wonderful Weekend!
Stop by and pick-up your award..
Many Hugs

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Darla,
Oh, Ah, You latest painting is great.
Hm, the texture adds another dimension to your painting and I rather like the idea of two birds instead of one.

Best wishes to your son on his birthday.
Oh, if he's not impressed with the painting, I'll send you my snail mail address. lol
Have a great weekend.

The Charm House said...

Love your work!!!

PBsArtStudio said...

Hi Darla, thanks for visiting my blog. I love your birdies snuggling close and the texture is great! 8-)Patti

Michelle Eaton said...

Your new piece with the birds is beautiful! I LOVE it!

Good luck with all of the business :)

Brenda said...

You must have started having babies very young. I'm only 5 years younger than you and my eldest child is just about to turn 15!!! OK, I was a later starter. I love your pieces, especially the one with the birds, I adore it.

Renee said...

Darla, happy birthday to your son. I know 30 is a good age.

I love the painting and I bet he would be so thrilled.