My mom found this great painting at Michael's and asked if I might be able to touch up the soft colors with more vibrant oil paints.
I started painting about two years ago as a way to relax from all the studying I had to do as I began my Ph.D. coursework.
It's something I always have to look forward to when I get the urge to be creative!
"Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work"
~ Henri Matisse ~
I just love the distinct texture of oil paints, the brilliant hues it's possible to mix from the basics, and the soft scratching sound of the brush as the colors are carefully applied to the canvas.
So when my mom asked me to work on this piece, I was excited to have the chance to take out my brushes, prop up my easel, and squeeze out some color onto my palette!
It was even more fun knowing that the painting had so much to do with our newest creative project...
"Everything you can imagine is real"
~ Pablo Picasso ~