Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A Mother's Love - Stepping Outside my comfort zone

I've had the photograph this was done from for a long time. I'm trying to step outside of what I normally do and use different brush strokes and so on and this is what the end result was. I plan on doing at least one painting a week until the art show, and then will make a decision on which pieces will be submitted. This is an acrylic on a 9 x 12 inch gallery wrap canvas. The painting does wrap around the sides. Let me know what you think!


anotherlinda said...

My humble opinion: Bright and refreshing with great contrast! Has "Spring" written all over. Looks like you really enjoyed this one too! :-) Lind

Sheryl Parsons said...

Thanks Linda! Your opinion is valued as you are a talented artist as well. Folks should run on over and see what you do!
Yes, I enjoyed doing this, but it was scary as well. I'm trying to learn to loosen up.

snippetgirl said...

Oh, I love it! So sweet. I wish i was looking out a window to that scene :).
Thank you sooo much for your lovely message on my blog yesterday!!

Catherine Darling said...

Hi Sheryl,
I think it looks great! I love the new brushstrokes. The baby's face is wonderful. What art show are you entering?
:-) Cathy

Sheryl Parsons said...

Thanks Carrie! I hope your day was wonderful.
Catherine, we have an art show here in Oregon, the Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts. It's juried, with artists from all over entering. Here's the link:
and here's the link to our wonderful valley. Can't wait to live here permanently!


Chicken Lips said...

Wonderful! Love the brush strokes - they give the piece a lot of movement. Great work!