After finishing my triumphant “masterpiece” last week, I was definitely excited about oil painting. I had landscape visions dancing through my head and couldn’t wait to get back to my easel.
I wanted to do a soft, pastel scene, something delicate and imaginative. I wanted the painting to be light and airy, with an almost mystical feeling about it.
My colors aren’t quite what I’d envisioned, and the photograph makes the colors much different from what they actually are. My original vision was more pink than purple, and in the actual painting the foreground is much lighter and whiter. I wish you could see the original.
I did find a lovely use for the painting, or actually, for the photograph of it. I’m using it as the wallpaper on my phone, and it looks nice. It makes me smile every time I pick up my phone and see the soft, lavender background.
“I made that. That’s my painting,” I say to myself. Art should make us happy, and this painting does that for me. I used colors I love, painted a scene from my heart, and I’m delighted to share it here. The trees on the right didn’t come out quite right, mostly because I kept “tweaking” them. Will I ever learn?
If you look closely in the bottom left corner, you’ll see I did add my initials. For now, that’s my way of signing my paintings. I’m still working on a signature I like.
Now, so many more scenes are in my head and in my heart. I look forward to painting each day and trying different things. It’s nice to be a beginner. That gives me so much more to learn, so much more to dream about.
Thanks for sharing my dreams!