I have wanted to paint another birds nest after the one I painted at the workshop a few months ago. The antique teal wine vase is one of my favorites and I haven't painted it in awhile. I wanted to use the spa, and beige combination in this painting since those colors still seem popular in home furnishings.
Friday, January 15, 2010
I purchased this vase at my favorite home decor store Parsons. They have great vases for my paintings. I wanted this to have the feel of Simplicity and Tranquillity. Every time I think of the name Serenity I think of the Seinfeld episode "Serenity Now." It always brings a smile to my face. I wish Seinfeld was still on prime time, but I guess I will just have to enjoy the repeats.
I recently purchased the vase on the left from my coworker. The other large vase is also one that he gave me as a gift. The small bowl my aunt made. All of the vases have a southwestern feel to them. I named this painting Southwest Dreaming because I have been entering the HGTV Dream Home everyday. Every year I enter and so far not even a small prize, but I keep dreaming that I am going to win. This year the house is located in New Mexico and it has a great location to many well known artists. It would be a great place to live if you are an artist! Well for now I will enter everyday and keep dreaming.