As we start our first week of the summer packed with triple digit temperatures across the board, the irony of this painting is not lost on me one bit! 104* today? 106* on Wednesday? Give me a snowy dreamland, and quick!
For those of you who follow the Audrey Eclectic Facebook page, I had found a photo of this image on pinterest which was uncredited. The image just captured my heart and I really wanted to find out from whence it came. After digging around and tracing it back the original pinner, I found the image over at Loreta Blog, so I’m happy to be able to show you the source!
I did make a few slight changes and embellishments, most noticeably probably that the image is switched i direction. This is because left-facing profiles are my stronger direction. Hehe, just like with anything, there are stronger sides and weaker sides in an artist’s talents. For some reason my brain just cant work as well with right facing profiles, and you’ll probably notice that all of mine face left! I also added a touch of holly berries to her basket and some snow flakes.
One of my favorite parts of creating this piece was trying to recreate certain detailed textures– like her crocheted shawl and the weave of the basket. I think I am most happy with the basket, I should paint more!
Anyhow….here I go begrudgingly into the hottest week of the year so far. I really really hope that this isn’t the first of many stretching ahead of us for the summer. Last summer was absolutely miserable, and I am not ready to do that again. I might stomp my feet and have a fit. Wont be pretty 😉
Well, I better start the day before it’s too hot to do anything….Have a good week, and stay cool!