Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Appreciating life

Hello all,

I know I've been a bit MIA lately. I over-committed myself these past few months and was working full-time, going to school full-time, and pathetically trying to stay active on the Dreamweaver Dream Team. I must admit that I pretty much failed in that last area.  I'm glad to report that the winter term is over and I survived! One of my classes was a painting class and here is one of my paintings from that class. (Be nice, I'm a very beginning painter!)

I painted this as part of my final project where we had to paint two related paintings. The other is the same image just painted on a lighter background and the sunflower has more orange in it. I definitely liked the contrast on this better than the lighter background. I'm not completely happy with this, the arrangement of the some of the petals could be reworked but....

I chose to paint a sunflower because at the end of the term I was pretty burnt out and was looking forward to a relaxing week of spring break. This was my foray to getting my mind clear and ready for that.

Now that I am somewhat recovered, I'll be posting a bit more frequently. In fact on this Thursday as part of the Dreamweaver March Madness challenge! Thanks for checking in and please stop by on Thursday. I've gone outside of my comfort zone and created something not typical for me.

Until we meet again, may all your days be filled with sunflowers!


Evelyn S. said...

Hi Cherylynn! Love your sunflower...and really like the color contrast! Hope your spring break is somewhat restful.

Mildred said...

Very realistic, Cherylynn. Love the colors too.