Sense of Wonder

Happy New Year Everyone!  I know it has been a while since I posted something, but I had to start some of those resolutions, you know, organizing, catching up with friends, more organizing  and so on. 🙂 One of the things that I haven’t been able to achieve, for myself,  in years, was to finish projects in which I started.  My mind goes into overdrive when I see any new project.  I feel I have to take part in a project just to feel complete.  But, this year, I think things will be different.  For the first time this week I actually turned down a chance to learn a little about painting with oils.  Now, I would love for the chance to experience it, but that means I have to get all the supplies and actually do something with them.  Now add that to my love of pastels, watercolor, photography and creating silver jewelry AND what do you get?  “Jack of all trades and master of none!!”  It sounds cliché, but I find it to be a very true statement in my art world.

Above is a picture that someone took of my brother Mike.  Yes, I actually created another picture in watercolor, but I was not happy with the outcome, so I felt the need to do it over in pastels.  I absolutely love this picture.  I feel it has a sense of depth with a lot of vibrancy.  I also feel that I captured his “sense of wonder” in this picture…a thought provoking action I always see in my brother.  To me, this picture by far shows some warmth and true emotion. Enjoy 2012 everyone!

Sunny Pumpkin

A new painting has been born!! Not only did I paint the picture; I picked the pumpkin and the sunflower from my garden! Talk about “Homemade”:)  I am very pleased with this painting and love the colors of fall that show. This was the only pumpkin that had the little knobs on it and of course I had to pick that one to paint.  I know that I could have made it easier on myself by picking a smooth one out of the bunch, but for some reason my brain always wants to challenge me! It seems to happen a lot, but personally I don’t like taking the easy road all the time. Things like this painting help me to think outside of the box. I learned to make little knobs better (there was enough of them!) and I learned what other colors to use other than orange and black. It is neat to see the end result. Enjoy the weekend and Happy Fall!

Remembrance of my Brother

Today marks the 6th anniversary of my brother Pete’s passing.  When I see any kind of wildlife, a bonfire, a blue sky, roses/sunflowers, a PSNH truck or even simple footprints in the snow, it gives me a sense of warmth that he is around. I miss his sense of humor and his caring ways and he will always be forever in my heart.  Enclosed is my photo journal of  some soft reminders of my brother.

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“A beautiful life that came to an end, he died as he lived, everyone’s friend. In our hearts a memory will always be kept of one we loved, and will never forget.”  Edgerly and Son Funeral home

My Bestest Friend at Winnipesaukee

I took this picture  in the fall at Lake Winnipesaukee.  The weather was gorgeous and the company was outstanding.  My husband and I were out taking pictures for potential paintings. I knew the minute I took this picture that it would turn into a painting. I practice a lot in watercolor and the picture is such a surprise at the end, because I just don’t know where the water will take the color.  

I’m a day late posting this for my husband’s birthday, but I did give him the actual card on his birthday!  Bill, I hope you enjoyed your day and that all your wishes come true. I can’t wait to share many more birthdays with you!  Love you, Debby

“Family Ties”

 

Introducing my newest painting; “Family Ties”!  I am so excited to have finished this pastel piece!  Originally I started with the opposite colors of what is showing right now. It was a difficult piece for me to do…it took a lot of thinking, but the end result was absolutely gorgeous! The original photo was taken by me at Pawtuckaway State Park. I decided to turn it into a pastel painting.  Our kayaks are looking on to what we call “Frisella Island”.  We usually dock our kayaks there to eat lunch, have cocktails and pick blueberries.  It is an awesome time!