Monday, March 29, 2010

Finally.......a painting!


She's a little strange........but I enjoyed painting her :) She reminds me of years ago when my mother would have her hair 'done' weekly and she'd wear this special wrap (turban) to bed at night so as not to destroy the 'do'! :)

My dog loves me so much today! We finally were able to make our 3.5 mile walk out to the local high school!! It's something we try to do on a somewhat regular basis when the weather allows but obviously winters in ND make it next to impossible to do for about 5 months out of the year.
Oh........I know I could bundle up, put on snow shoes and really JUST DO IT......but I don't. And he forgives me♥

Have a great week!
Darla

22 comments:

Val's Filigree Fancies said...

I think she is beautiful - lovely artwork Darla, love the colors you have used in this one - actually, I love all your paintings :D

Marie S said...

She looks like a queen to me Darla!
She is gorgeous. I am so glad you are painting!
Love and hugs, have a great week!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

She's soooo elegant! And, did anyone you know wrap their head (hair) in toilet paper? My sisters didi and I must confess, I think I did once or twice as well!

peggy said...

hello, i enjoyed my visit to your blog and i like your painting.

Shelinwa said...

ooooh love your new painting!!!! very nice!!

Shel

luthien said...

wonderful!! on both accounts :)) love your new painting, esp the background and the reflective look on her face :)

you are doing great with your new regime my fren ... i wish i could make myself get back into fitness regime i use to do ... i feel totally unhealthy and fat!

justagirl said...

I adore her she is so very sweet.

Erin said...

I LOVE this painting! The way you shade is just beautiful. And I love her strangeness - she reminds me of something from a children's book. A good queen from a strange world. Just wonderful!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Doesn't it feel SO good to get back to painting after it's been a while?!?! I love this one; her neck is so queenly as is her expression- and the butterfly is the perfect finishing touch!

Diane said...

LOVE her, Darla, and you really brought back memories of the weekly visits to the hair salon. My mother never touched her hair--just would go get "it done" week after week. I thought that when I was older, I would do the same :)

Silke said...

I love her, Darla! She looks so regal and elegant! Just lovely!! Love, Silke

priti.lisa said...

She is beautiful Darla.
I am in some sort of yuck-funk
myself...
just waiting for it to stop raining and warm up...maybe then the muse will come back :)
Hugs!

SugarberrySensations said...

Darla, I looooooooooooooove her I love her I love her!
But you know what I love most of all?????? That she reminds you of your Mom!!!!! =) That is heartwarming!

And Meiko - isn't that great? Those wonderful dogs, they love us unconditionally!!!! =)

♥Lori

Mary said...

she is lovely! the background looks perfect with her.

B.J. von Schneyder Art said...

Agree with Colleen, she doesn´t look strange, she looks SO elegant! I love her!

Createology said...

This is very serene and interesting. I see her as a bit tribal with her gold bands around her neck. Happy creating...

Erin Butson said...

She's perfect! Keep on craeting...

Giovanna ♥ said...

This painting looks gorgeous my dear! I love the colors and texture so much!
Ps: I'm having a giveaway on my blog that ends tomorrow at noon, you're more than welcome to participate :) Here's the link: http://bohomarket.blogspot.com/2010/03/giveaway-alert-adorable-necklace.html
xoxo
Giovanna
www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

Mandarine said...

Wonderful painting Darla!!!I love her!!!

Serena said...

She's beautiful, Darla! She actually makes me think of English royalty....great colours too!

Breezy said...

Your painting is lovely! My mother actually wrapped her head at night so her "do" would stay "done"..
I love the colors.

sanda reynolds Mullingar,Ireland said...

Darla, she is absolutely wonderful!!! I love everything about this painting! The colors are soooo vibrant and beautiful!
Hope you've had a great Easter!
Lots of love, Sanda xx