Thursday, December 30, 2010

Eula's Treasure

I wanted to take a minute to share with you a painting I created this season. This is a large (one of the biggest I've ever done) 18x24 wood panel. It is entitled "Eula's Treasure".

This was created to honor my grandmother. We lost her a few years ago, but her memory is very strong in our family of women. She loved to garden, and the flowers she cultivated were a joy to see every spring. Among her many favorites were irises. If you look close you can see I added a few irises among the bounty of magnolias (I think that is what they are.....I did not get the gardener gene). Across her wings are the words " In the spring when the irises bloom I feel the warmth of her smile upon me" This is a line from a poem my sister wrote about her. I did a few new techniques on this one, including spray paint over some snips of my dried out shrubs and a tissue paper dress. This was gift to my mom for Christmas.

My card club will get to see a mini crop photo shop version of this painting. It will be January's club only card. I will post it here on New Years Day.

Prints will be available after the new year.


Jeanette said...

What a lovely treasure of your Grandmother, I'm sure your Mom was thrilled. And, the excerpt from your sister's poem is perfect. Can't wait to see my card. Thanks for sharing this wonderful memory with us. Blessings in the New Year. Best, Jeanette

Michele Lynch Art said...

What a beautiful painting! and a great honor to your Grandmother! Happy New Year! Michele

Rina said...

Gorgeous Painting! LOVE it!

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