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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Show and Tell

So I said I was going to paint, and by golly I did paint.  I sat my butt down outside, until it began to suddenly pour, and continued to sit inside and paint to my hearts content.  Oddly enough, especially once I got going, it was really relaxing.  Everything else seemed to melt away besides the brush strokes I was making and the colors I was mixing.  

My "Painting Studio" once I moved inside was simply my kitchen table.  Acryllic paints I bought years ago and old brushes were strewn everywhere.  After a couple hours of diligently losing myself in the paint and perfecting I was doing I finally had a finished product that I think is somewhat better than a middle-schooler's attempt in art class. 

...actually I'm really self conscious when it comes to painting.  Seriously.  Someone I dated in college once told me, albeit honest I suppose, that I paint very child-like.  Since then I have been extremely wary of painting, let alone showing what I paint to people.  Funny how one simple comment can alter your whole way of thinking, isn't it?   But, I decided to show you anyway.

Its not perfect, but I am okay with that.  I loved taking a few hours and forgetting about everything else.  I loved the feeling of accomplishing something and creating something on my own.  I loved that it kind of looks like what I was trying to paint.   

Here is a side by side comparison of the photo and the painting...

Now I think I need to figure out what to do with this painting.  I think I will hang it in my bathroom.... ha.


A New England Life said...

Good for you Jen! I know, comments like that do tend to stick in the backs of our minds, don't they? Keep on painting though! I'm sure as time goes by your work will continue to improve.

I've been thinking about painting for a while now so maybe I'll pick up a board and give it a shot. Don't expect me to blog about it though!

*My goodness that baby is growing!

R. Roushey said...

Nice work! I'm glad you found painting so relaxing! Try to make a habit of it now...maybe it will be a great way for you to relax while baby is napping (not that you won't have photos to edit, want to take a nap, have a million family members and friends calling.....).

Lisa said...

Looks cool!
I know what you mean about people giving you a complex about a talent you have a passion for. I had an English teacher in 10th grade who told me -- in front of the entire class -- that my writing was "elementary." Today, I'm a freelance writer and would LOVE to send that woman copies of my articles. ;)

Laura said...

Art doesn't have a specific look to it!

It really looks fantastic! Hope to see more of it in the future!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful painting!!! You did a fantastic job. And you look beautiful pregnant! Congratulations! - Lisa W.

Ginna said...

I think it's great! Much better than I could do. I love that the flowers are so cheerful and hopeful and somehow peaceful!

The Girl Behind The Camera said...

Your painting is awesome! I was just saying this morning to my children's camp counselors how a comment made at a vulnerable moment can change your whole life. The one young woman had wanted to play trombone, however she was told she was too small - she was in second grade at the time. Who knows what she might have been able to do if they would have indulged her a bit. I am glad to see you indulged yourself - the results are lovely, especially since you enjoyed it so much. Imagine how much Peanut will love knowing that you painted that picture "with" her! And truly, I thought the painting was terrific even before I read the paragraph about the turkey with the childish comment - no lie!

Misty Dawn said...

Honestly... I think it's great! You are very talented at many things. Please don't let anyone ruin that for you!

msam said...

It looks great to me!

And, you wouldn't believe the one-liners that have messed with my head!

24atheart said...

Beautiful! Great job!

Mike Dwyer said...

such a pretty smile, Mike from Rescuing Providence said to check out your blog. I like it. :)

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