Friday, March 8, 2013

Love those Daffodils



     Hello, it's nice to get back to the blog.  Thank you all who have been following and checking in even though I haven't posted in a while.
    My dear mom passed away in January just as I was getting the brushes moving again, and life took a while to get sorted out.  Painting is such a strong calling though, and will probably be a great venue for all the feelings that have been whirling around.  I'd like to explore some images with her spirit in mind.  She loved birds, animals, and wildlife so that will be fun to experiment with.  Of course, she liked a glass of bourbon once in a while too, but I'm not getting inspired about that!
    The urge to paint with yellow has resulted in some lively work and I had to order more tubes!  Here I've used cad yellow pale and new gamboge with some Winsor orange.  I just ordered Winsor yellow deep so can't wait to try a new one.  These daffodils were picked up at the local flower shop because it will be many weeks before the real things pop up.
Used a lot of negative painting to form the petals, ala Jean Haines' method after I took her workshop last fall.
   Thanks for taking a peek-think spring!



13 comments:

Maggie Latham said...

Christy, so sorry to hear your sad news. I really like this painting. The creation of art is a great healer.

Catharina said...

Lovely yellow flowers.
I´m sorry about your mom. It´s good you paint. It´s healing.

Sharon Whitley said...

I can see the JHaines influence - it's beautiful - art is a great therapy which I'm sure will help in your grief. It is so lovely that you are painting with her spirit in mind. I love daffodils and these are painted beautifully

Christy Lemp said...

Thank you Maggie. I feel so lucky to paint; it is healing. Hope to try your ink tutorials soon!

Christy Lemp said...

thank you Catharina for your lovely comment.

Christy Lemp said...

thank you Sharon. It is healing indeed and looking forward to honoring her memory in a cheerful way.

Jean Lurssen said...

So sorry for your loss. I do find painting very healing and I love the looseness with which you painted the daffodils.

Polly Birchall said...

Oh so sorry to hear about your Mum. When my Mum died I could only paint in black and white, and then one day I used yellow and felt a little lifted.

Christy Lemp said...

Thank you so much Jean. ;)

Christy Lemp said...

Thank you Polly; funny how our feelings are so affected by color.

Theresa Evans said...

So sorry to hear your sad news, Christy. It's lovely that you can paint so beautifully and it's helping you through. I really love this painting, so fresh and full of Spring colour.

Christy Lemp said...

Thank you Theresa. The bright colors help with so many things this time of year. I think artists are so lucky; while we are impatiently waiting for the flowers to arrive, we can go ahead and paint them anyway for instant cheer!

JANE MINTER said...

your painting is so beautiful christy as are your thoughts ... wishing you and your family a happy easter