After finishing my last painting (Amarillo Cowboy), I wanted to keep the momentum going, so I quickly started painting a scene that has entranced me ever since I saw it. It’s a picture from Larissa, my soon-to-be in-law who is learning Icelandic in Iceland, and doing a phenomenal job of it (I’ve linked before, but her blog is absolutely worth a look-see!). I’m far from done, and had a very common-to-me experience with this painting, where I was really liking the way it was going at the beginning, and then the more I painted, the more I felt it looked like the work of a 2nd grader (no disrespect to 2nd graders). So here’s the progression of what I’ve got so far. photo 2 (3) photo 3 (1) photo (2) photo 1 Cross your fingers that I’ll be happy with the finished version, and if I am, it will certainly be posted here. If you don’t see it soon, then I either hate where it continued to go and cracked it over my head in a fit of frustration that is no stranger to a struggling artist, OR, I didn’t finish it before our TRIP TO ICELAND!!!

Yep! We have booked our tickets for our long-awaited journey to that fairy tale island where Larissa took her (to me, at the moment) infamous photo of her magical view out of her window. Eli and I will be visiting them later this week, with a stop in DC where I will meet my birth mother. I can’t think of Laura without thinking of art and everything it has come to mean to me. I’m so incredibly excited for these latest developments, that I had to share with the rest of the blogosphere. The coming weeks will surely be rich in love and new memories, and I’m looking very forward to it all!

About these ads

3 responses to “Momentum

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s