The Lifter of My Head
acrylic on wrapped canvas
Inspired by a sweet little blue woodland flower (transplanted from the woods in Iowa) blooming in the early spring - just outside my studio window.
I finished the painting just in time (2 1/2 hours of sleep the 'night' before) to deliver it to the Wilder Mansion in Elmhurst, IL this past Sunday. It was on display for the Elmhurst Garden Club's Afternoon in the Garden luncheon.
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Close-ups of the painting.
I started this painting during a week I was teaching art classes. The 4 year old sibling of one of my students walked into my studio and exclaimed, "WOW!". I turned to catch his wide-eyed expression framed by his little hands up to his cheeks. I could use that kind of encouragement on a regular basis!!
At the Wilder Mansion
I've got ideas for a 'Lifter of My Head' series.
I'll write more about it in a future post - hopefully with another painting to show.