You see...I can paint an armoire or an upholstered chair without blinking an eye.
for years I have yearned to paint roses and here lately, birds.
My aunt Judy is one talented lady when it comes to painting. She never gives herself enough credit though. I finally convinced her to teach me how to paint what I've always wanted to!
First I am going to share just a few of her practice pieces when she learned years ago. She's going to kill me for posting photos of her stuff, but she'll get over it. WINK WINK
This was a reverse piece she did on
plexi-glass...isn't it beautiful?!!
This is on wax paper...I love the pinks and creams!
And I love these flowers!
She said this was a trash item she decided to paint on to see if she could..I think she did perfect!
Now, Aunt Judy is a very humble person. She's the type that would much rather be behind the scenes instead of being in front of people having the attention all on herself. I think I am a lot like her. I've said I would much rather be cleaning bathrooms than being in front of people giving a speech. My girls are just like me...however, their Daddy loves being the center of attention!
We took the girls to Kings Island this past week and I had my Mama come and house sit for us. So Aunt Judy came down and stayed with Mom while we were gone.
The day after we came back, she and I sat up after midnight painting. This is what I did...
She was so proud of me..and I have to say that I was too! I didn't think I could do it! She then told me I didn't need any more lessons....GULP!
So the next day, this is what I painted after she left.
Can you tell it's getting a little better?
Now this is what I painted the night after she left...let me say this one was a learning experience. I hate the leaves and that tree was meant to be a frame of some sort and I messed it up. I do love how the purple lilacs turned out though. I'm still trying to figure out how to make my paint more pastel...so it'll just take time.
This is what I painted after the last one....and I love it! I am so hooked on birds right now...heck with the roses!
I can't wait to wake up tomorrow and start on something else!
Thank you Aunt Judy...you are one amazing teacher!!!