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I've been off on a tangent for the past few months, with my art journal and experiments. I've had a lot of fun and learned that I can be more creative and less analytical when I paint. Painting started to become stressful because I was so concerned with doing it right. Trying something new has taught me that there is no right or wrong, just fun.

With that said, I am ready to start doing some more serious paintings. The first is from a "Country Home" magazine cover (photo found on Pinterest, of course). I really loved the colors in this photo, and the feelings of "country" that it actually evoked in me. I am not a big fan of "country" anything, but something about it relaxes me-- country music and country style, not really sure why.

So, here is the painting that I will be working on for a while:

(really faint drawing)

I'll still be doodling in my art journal and trying new things, but I would like to focus more on serious paintings for now. Since this painting is quite large, for me, at least, (16x20") I'll post the progress in stages.


  1. Can't wait to see the finished product!!! I love love love that picture!

    1. Thanks Shayna! We'll see... I love the photo too!


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