Friday, January 8, 2010

Charity Auction donation

You may recall that I mentioned I was painting a 24 x 24 landscape for the upcoming auction? Yeah, well that didn't turn out as planned so it got pushed aside for now. Plus, over the years, I have put so much time, effort and PAINT into doing up larger items that I 'think' people will buy instead of painting what I like to paint and they've been a flop anyway.
So.........I'm going with this! I LIKE painting this stuff so this is what I did! LOL

12 x 12 x 1.5 wooden piece

This is not quite finished yet......need to do some shading, outlining and possibly tone down the halos with gold? Sometimes I just need to photograph a piece and stare at it to figure out what's next :) I might stamp 'Faith', 'Love', and 'Joy' on each of the angel dresses also.

Oh, and in case you hadn't noticed....IT'S FRIDAY!!!!!! Woohoo! Being sick all last weekend, I'm excited now for 2 days to get some things done, like put away Christmas decorations :)

Have a great weekend everyone!


Renee said...

The picture is fantastic, now that will go.

Love Renee xoxo

Jess said...

This is really beautiful - I love your backgrounds they suit your style of painting could almost get lost in it!


Micki said...

it's wonderful Darla!
The colours are fantastic!
Micki x

Brown Sugar Babies said...

Darla this is sooooooo wonderful!!

Diana Evans said...

oh what a wonderful painting!!!! i love it and when you love what your working on it shows!!!

sorry you were ill!!! glad you're better!!!


luthien said...

beautiful work my fren!!! love love love your whimsical work :) agreed!! should stick to what YOU like paint :)) the energy will come thru :))

Diane said...

Darla, you are so wonderfully talented :) and I think that's a good tip to photograph your work and look at it to see if it's finished or not--thanks.

Erin said...

Another gorgeous piece! Deffo paint what you like - I agree with luthien that the energy from doing that shines through.
Have a fab weekend - sounds like you deserve it after bein ill!

Jasmine said...

I like what you like painting, and you do it very well.

Nicola said...

this is lovely! I think when we love what we paint it really shows and I'm sure this one will do well. Lovely piece Darla!

Annette Q said...

What a beautiful painting Darla! Love the background. Those words would look fantastic on the angels dresses too. cant wait to see it finished :-)
Ps. Posted "Patches" on my blog today

Serena said...

It's beautiful, Darla! I love the richness of the colours!

Julie-ann Bowden said...

This is great to see at this stage and can see how you bring your paintings into your finished beauties.

Have a great weekend!



Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Darla,
Yeah, I'm with you, Paint from the heart, if no one likes it at least you can enjoy it.
I love the last two pieces.

Lynne said...

Hey there Darla,
It turned out beautiful. Whenever I do something other than what I want to do, it gets too hard to do.
Good for you!

sanda reynolds Mullingar,Ireland said...

You're welcome, Darla, I'm so glad you liked it! And guess what? I just received yours today!!! :) Thanks so much, it really made my day!
Your new painting is fantastic, I really, really love it! The background is gorgeous and the angels sooo sweet! I simply love it!
Lots of love, Sanda xx

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

This is beautiful, I LOVE your style! It's funny how the pieces we do for ourselves always seem to turn out better than the ones we *think* buyers want :)
Happy creating!

Lynne said...

Hi Darla!
Ha! Thanks for reminding me. I forgot to put the comments in the design when I was creating my blog template. glad you pointed it out. I would've thought I was all alone in the world.

A Dancing Mango said...

Hi Darla,
This picture is so darn cute.
Great minds think alike?
I have been ill too.. sinus infection big time! Lost so much time and so weak. Now it is over, I hope, so today I started packing Christmas Decorations away.
Hugs, Darlene xo

BumbleVee said...

I think u should paint what u love too....