Wednesday, 24 September 2008

My Inner Child



I am so pleased to have started painting again after so long.I have been meaning to start a series of work based on elements of my very own three little Herbert's for some time. This painting is based on my eldest daughter. She has butterfly like characteristics ( if you can understand that!), as a tiny toddler she would dart to and throe and she is no different now, the dress is similar to the pretty dress she wore on her 11th birthday; feminine, floaty and fairy-like!
I always have a ridiculous list of things that I want to do and make and there is never enough hours in the day! During my "sorting out" time , I now feel more relaxed and have temporarily put my sewing machines away in the cupboard under the stairs, we need a trial separation.

I am not completely happy with my painting, but then again I can over analyse my own work and that will probably never change.The paintings (Flutterby and future series) are purely light hearted, intended to be just aesthetically pleasing, whimsical and childlike, no heavy message or concept involved with this work- as I wish to enjoy this creative process!
I do feel a kind of inner self satisfaction and forgot how much I enjoy painting. today I will start painting number two, but must go out and buy some new paints as many had dried up. Unashamedly I get just as excited buying paint as I do fabric!

8 comments:

Debra said...

Cute painting!!

earth and sun folk said...

great work! glad to hear you've taken up painting again :)

kim* said...

super cute. shes awesome

Walk in the Woods said...

Yay for you! Enjoy your painting adventure. And she's adorable, BTW! With attitude. :)

BooHooHoo said...

I love your paintings!

Giftbearer said...

There can be not enough time in a day for all the mediums an artist does.

I have wanted to start back doing watercolor again too.

TiLT said...

I think it is lovely. Good for you, picking up that paint & bruch again. I've been telling myself to that for sometime now too.
And being visually pleasing without all the conceptual hoopla behind - that's what it should be firstly anyway (imo).
Looking forward to seeing more.

Geezees Canvas Word and Photo Art said...

i love your painting style..