Well here it is, the first painting of 2012! I was working on this New Year’s Eve night. We actually rang in the new year sitting on the couch with a couple of snoozing dogs watching Portlandia. It was my type of fancy 🙂
I decided to name this piece Lillibet because I think its the cutest name. I’ve been on an anglophile reading tear lately and while reading about young Queen Elizabeth II I learned that “Lillibet” was her childhood nickname (A babyfied ‘Elizabeth’) and thought it was adorable. And so, that moment of love has turned into the naming of this painting.
This new year has inspired me to work on a little different sort of wintery color palette. I don’t often do pale backgrounds, although this time of year seems to bring it out in me. And for some reason this time of year always finds me listening to this album, without fail. Perhaps the pale cover art is what clicks in my brain for pale paintings. Who knows!
Anyhow….a quiet day in the studio here. I’ve got two snoozing dogs and a date for a walk in the park with a friend, and a mommy dinner date later tonight, which I’m looking forward to! It’s so easy to burrow in and become a hermit (who wears terrible, mismatched lazy clothes) when you work from home. Here’s to throwing in a little girl time and nice outfits into the mix 🙂
Hope your 2012 is happy and hopeful!~