I had the absolute pleasure of painting a commission a few months ago, I wanted to share a few pics of it here and the absolutely beautiful letter I received from the couple who commissioned it. Often as an artist we create a painting and never hear from the ones who choose to take it to their home. When I get to meet someone and we discuss the piece they would really like me to create for them a special bond is formed. I love hearing their likes and dislikes so that I can fine tune it as much as possible to meet the desired outcome.
Finding me on Fine Art America is no easy feat! haha, so I was happily surprised to receive Toni's warm email enquiry earlier this year and we went on a little journey together from there, by email and phone to come to a conclusion of three lovely lady's enjoying eachothers company and seated on a leopard print couch, comfortably on their dining room wall.
I was just so heart warmed to received this stunning email,
Thanks so much Toni and Tom for the warmest and most fun commission experience I could ask for.
Below is verrrry simple video I made just to have a go with the You Tube diy thing ... it was quite easy... so am sharing it regardless of its simplicity :)
I painted the random colours over some writing in my journal the day before, then after a long conversation with a dear friend I just sat down at my art table, did a very quick pencil sketch, poured out some black paint and decided to take a photo of each line after I'd painted it. I don't have swish cameras set up for taking video so this was an experiment.
The one below... yesterday I wrote about 'sometimes i have a headache' because right now, my head is hurting.. for the second day in a row.. I left that to dry and this morning before I did anything, sat in my studio in my nightgown with a pot of tea... and painted this girl. The look I see in her eyes is quite 'fed up' ... and in regards to having a headache... I'd say that sums it up about right.
Not sure what possessed me to do this... but... I started a brand new blog in addition to this one
... it's called "A Sip of my Tea"
it's a place I can collect my tea pics
and sprinkle in a little art as well.
Wordpress is not as easy as Weebly
but for now, I'm enjoying it.
Visit it here if you're cuuuurious. Denise xo
Today I went from really good.. to completely zapped.. seemingly 'nothin left'. I approached this morning with this ...
and this afternoon with this, behind this one below is 'a turmoil of emotions' from my perspective. Or behind my eyes... and it occurred to me about 'sadness' and 'grief', 'loss', even 'loneliness' when and why did I decide those emotions are wrong? I have noticed that when these emotions visit me I do just about anything to get rid of them... but I have noticed.. that if I be with them.. they are not so huge, not so bad and not so insurmountable as I first thought. * I am not talking about clinical depression here, I am talking about the regurlar range of emotions, like our normal roller coaster of life.
I had someone in mind today that I just wanted to say 'snap out of it' to, and that wouldn't be very understanding of me. So... maybe I can suggest, just being with your emotion, give it a voice, maybe in your journal, and then see how huge it really is. I like to think the strong one inside is up for the task of minding the young sad one on these ocassions too. If that's not working.. then go get some help from someone who 'gets' that stuff and can help you move through it.
Thoughtfully, and trying to be understanding.
Books I Love
“There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.”