Lately I’ve been immersing myself in all things British, and not just because I’m a wee bit obsessed with Downton Abbey (it’s just a symptom, if you ask me) My ancestry search has led me to the rural moors and dales of North Yorkshire on my husband’s side, and my own side has revealed an urban Irish surprise with an Irish knight out of Dublin. I love the feeling of a quiet connection to lands and people far away, connections hidden behind a pale complexion and freckles and a soft spot for gray misty days.
With all this stewing away in my little brain, I’ve been painting quite contentedly to the Kate Rusby channel on Pandora and working on a couple of pieces– the piece above, Rowena, being the first to share.
I wanted to paint something that someone could look at and feel an immediate and instant connection to their own past with. Perhaps there is a wild-haired redhead with dreamy green eyes in your past or mine. Who knows? Could be!
Of course when I painted Rowena, I did so with the idea that she would go to someone who really loved her. I hope she strikes a chord with someone out there, who never knew they needed her til they saw her. That’s my favorite thing about painting, to be sure! If you’re curious about Rowena, or would like to see other images of her, please visit her in my etsy shop.
Thank you for stopping in today. It’s nice to have you here!
Til next time,