Sunday, January 17, 2010

mommy needs to paint

I LOVE LOVE LOVE being a mother. Lukas is perfect in every way. He does however demand 100% of my attention 100% of the time, and how can I not give it to him? He is my firstborn son and I am smitten. We spoil him rotten but I couldn't have it any other way. He is only a baby so when he cries I pick him up. When he whimpers I pick him up. So, I have no time to do anything else. Considering I didn't feel like painting when I was pregnant (and I was worried about the fumes) I haven't done an oil painting in over a year. depressing. Until now. so this is my first attempt, remember it's been a while. I'm not sure if I'm finished with it yet, but this is what I have so far. This is actually a painting I've been wanting to do for a long time. The first pict is taken with the flash, second without. Just trying to get the true color - it just doesn't come through in the pictures. Also, unfortunately the painting clashes with the wall color.

the painting is in keeping with the nautical theme we have throughout the house now. we just got a fishing net and hung it up in the kitchen. I love the starfish. sadly, however, the painting was actually supposed to look like this photograph I took of a shadow of a ship. what is my brain thinking?