Saturday, February 09, 2013

"Spring Pleasures" Completed

Yesterday I finished painting "Spring Pleasures" and just in time too as I needed some spring cheer to help deal with the blizard we got yesterday.  Shoveling out in the biting cold wind with a foot and a half to two feet of snow in some places is just one of my favorite things to do.... (not even close) .  I know I sound a bit snarky about it all and well, snow makes me very grumpy.  All I can say is....Orlando here I come, there is nothing in the NY winter that I will miss, not even a little.

Now it is revealed that my woodland creature is a happy little chipmunk nestled on one of the tulip leaves.  The tulips, leaves, chipmunk and some of the background swirls are 3D with a texture you can see and feel.  A stucco medium was used in these areas to create this texture.

This painting measures 24" h x 8" w x 1 1/2" d.   I hope the yellow, pink and magenta bring cheer and make everyone think of the color and warmth of spring ahead.


Memories for Life said...

Orlando sounds much better this time of year! Just think...your last NY winter!
That little squirrel is SO adorable! The whole painting is just awesome!

Kate Brooks said...

Wow!! So much talent!!!!!!

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Ruth,
Hope you are ok with the piles of snow - at least you can pretend Spring with your lovly paintings. The chipmunk is a charming addition to the tulip - love him.
Have a wonderful day.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Hi Ruth,
This painting is absolutely gorgeous!!! The colors are so pretty. I love the little chipmunk.

Those big lips are actually colored chocolate! So fun!

The blizzard was horrible!!! It was up to my mid-thigh! All I did was uncover my car (which was barely visible) and shovel around it and was exhausted. My neighbor plowed my driveway at 8pm last night. The poor guy was out there for 24 hours straight plowing! You are so lucky to be moving to Florida. :)
Have a great week. ~Val

Catherine Holman said...

I love snow, but not 2-3 feet. I'm sure you won't miss that! I love the little chipmunk added to this sweet painting!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Ruth, oh wow your painting is so wonderful and I love the sweetness of the little chipmunk.

I hope your snow melts fast. I know exactly what you mean. I do not miss the blizzards of the north, the snow shoveling and the bitter cold. Orlando will be a welcome place for you to live.
Just think, these are your last days of snow.

Thank you also for stopping by and your kind comments and encourageing words. You are a dear.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Ruth,
So nice to see you this morning. Hope it is warming up a bit in your area. We are cold again in the 50's. Well cold for us!! But spring is right around the corner here as the flowers are beginning to bloom.
So nice to see your painting again.
Thanks for stopping by and your kind comment. Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Ruth,
Happy Wednesday. Hope you are enjoying a good week. I imagine you are really busy now with getting ready for the move and still painting too.
Rainy here today and cold. Going back to 70 tomorrow. I have flowers blooming already.

Thank you for stopping by. Always great to see you.
Hugs, Celestina Marie