Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sing Out Loud


Another 10 x 10 canvas. I keep painting over older designs and I can't remember what this used to be? Anyway, I've used molding paste to give it texture and also hide a little of what was underneath before. I've used antique handwritten school paper for the wings, a bird from a wine label, a button and some fabric.

Sides are painted black

close-up


I was able to get a lot done yesterday! I cleaned up all the crab apples in my yard and there are still about 100 on the tree that will fall as it gets colder, but I can keep up with them now. I bet I've raked, shoveled and hauled away almost a million so far :)

I think today I'm going to putz a little more in the yard, freeze some wintersquash and maybe even bake a little something. I love the coziness of fall, don't you?

I hope you can all do something today that makes you smile :)
Darla

15 comments:

Diana Evans said...

Oh Darla!!! She is fabulous!! Wonderful work

Jeannette said...

Very beautiful Darla you would never know it started as something else.

Don't forget to keep some crab apples around your house to keep out the spiders and bugs.

Micki said...

Love this one Darla, there is a lot of feeling in this painting!!

Micki x

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

Fantastic work, gorgeous colors ! And yes, I did something today that made me smile ;-)

Manon Doyle said...

She is beautiful, Darla!! Great work!!

Debbie said...

She's beautiful Darla! I really love the colors you used!

Silke said...

Darla, she is gorgeous! I love everything you have combined - the texture!!! Wonderful!!! (You know how I feel about texture...) I hope this week is much better for you! Love, Silke

Kelly Berkey said...

let your caged bird fly!! she is beautiful. you have enough energy for the both of us! i watched an oil painting marathon while laying in bed most of the day yesterday but started painting today, alla prima! so much fun, i'm an addict!
xoxo

Lynne said...

It is so amazing how much of a beautiful artist you have become since we took the willowing class together. And what really impresses me is that you are so driven to create with few blocks. I could really see your designs on coffee cups and notecards and such. Go girl!!!! You are headed in the direction of true joy in your life.

NatashaMay said...

Awesome piece! :) Love the caged bird and the tree.

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Your girls have been so wonderful! Love them all..they look so serene and peaceful..and so feminine. Love them all!

Cathy Bueti said...

Love this one Darla!! And the texture is great! I love fall too! And she has all the pretty fall colors!

I see that we are both taking the free class with Tam! I am excited to get started! See you there! :)

Diane said...

Your paintings that you've been posting are all so beautiful. I love this birdcage dress!!
P.S. and mmmmmm-squash--I love it--my favorite is butternut!

Creative Carmelina said...

ALL OF YOUR WORK HAS A CHARM AND WARMTH ABOUT IT...JUST LIKE THE FALL SEASON.

I ABSOLUTELY ADORE YOUR COLOUR SCHEME..AND THEME...AND USE OF PAPERS.....BRILLIANT!

THANKS SO VERY MUCH FOR SHARING YOUR ARTWORK..IT IS ALL SO VERY, VERY BEAUTIFUL AND INSPIRATIONAL!

CIAO BELLA

CREATIVE CARMELINA

Michele from Pipi La La said...

I really, really, really LOVE this! :) ♥♥