Beginnings







Earthy and pure. That's what I think of when I look at this painting I just finished. Mother Nature smiles back at me and it makes me happy. This particular piece has been sitting, unfinished, in my studio for around three months now, screaming at me to come to life! So at 5:30 this morning, when my middle child woke up with croup (after years of not getting it anymore argh) I decided to embrace the ungodly hour and take advantage of the peace and quiet and start to paint. It was so lovely! And after around 7 hours of work, I finished it! She's 12 x 36 inches and FULL of mixed media goodness. The bird is made up of a page from an old children's book I found at an estate sale in Australia in October. This whole painting makes me smile. I hope it makes you smile, too...

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13 comments:

Cameron said...

More like mouth dropped open...agape....! She is fantastic!!! I love all the layers and swirls and chunky texture.... I know pictures can't show all her detail :D She is just gorgeous!!!

I'm sorry your child is sick...that's never fun :(

Deedra said...

Thanks, Ma'am! Oh so much! You make me feel all warm and fuzzy with your thoughtful words!!

And thanks for the well wishes for my little guy. When he gets like this we call him our croupy poopy. That might be insult to injury, and he'll probably need therapy for it, but it lightens the mood haha!

Cameron said...

Yay! Another potential trade...woohoo! Me loves'em!

Please visit my shop on Artfire (it has more stuff in it)

http://www.artfire.com/users/camzart

and let me know what you'd be interested in....or was it the Pink Cottage that caught your eye?...heehee

Then go ahead and email me so we can work out the details! How exciting! Thanks for suggesting it!

paintmyselfpretty(at)yahoo(dot)com
(although, if you have your settings so that you receive emails when people comment on your blog, you can reply to me from there without having to type in my address :D)

I love the painting you just finished...but I'm going to poke around here a bit more...haha....dust some of those corners for you and see what I find :D

Smiles,
Cam

Diane said...

Amazingly beautiful!! I could look at her all day--just beautiful!!
P.S. My son went through this croup thing off and on all through his toddler years. I hated those times. Hope you're little guy is feeling better.

AlwaysInspired said...

Wow! Stunning! I always admire your art, but this piece is gorgeous!

Maria Isabel said...

God bless that kid, without him we could not feast our eyes with that amazing piece! So hooray for ungodly hours!

NatashaMay said...

WOW! That's an amazing paiting! Love everything about it! Sending lots of healing energy to your child.

Mundo Mundaca said...

with certainty the mother nature gave you the blessing.
this painting this wonderful one.. she is adorable!
xoxo
yasmin

Deedra said...

Thanks so much, everyone!

And as for my little guy, he still has a cough, but the croup seems to be gone, thankfully. I'm SO TIRED of croup! Argh!!

Yummyville said...

Stunning! Your work is beautiful, such vibrant colors and energy!

Anonymous said...

I love her, she is sooo majestic!xxxLeanna

leanna said...

I love the mention of the estate sale in oz...mmhhhmm...thats what i'm talking about!
i miss you!
xxLeanna

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What media did you use for the metallic textured effects?? I absolutely adore your paintings!!
I am new to painting, and you are a huge inspiration for me! Love your work and positive energy!

- Michelle