Friday, April 27, 2012

Cherry blossoms

A couple of years ago or so, I was able to take a day or two to visit DC during the Cherry Blossom Festival. It was utterly breathtaking, and I've never quite gotten them out of my head since. The past week I've been administering state standardized tests, and once those have been finished, we have a lot of down time. Instead of doing something useful like tidying up my classroom, I instead chose to paint. Well, DUH. What did you THINK I would do? Anyhoo, here's the first one I quickly splashed onto the paper:
But I felt vaguely unfulfilled. Several years ago I painted a little ditty for my BFF that was a park bench with autumnish leaves... just a very simple little painting, but I really liked the effect, so I took a similar tack with this one:
I'm seriously considering doing another "painting a day" marathon. I would like to purchase a secondhand kiln on Craigslist for some ceramic and glass work this summer...

6 comments:

Chick Voice said...

count me in.....i'll buy.

Lori said...

Love it, Kris! Those colors give me goosebumps! :)!

Joan said...

I'm new around here, but like what I see (and what I read). How does the painting marathon work please?

Gradual Dazzle said...

A few years back, I did a painting marathon in which I posted an original painting each day for sale for $20, and whoever wanted it would speak up and PayPal me the $$ and I would mail the painting to them. It helped me collect enough money to buy my keyboard and amplifier, which I now use to give piano lessons. Now I'm hankering for my own ceramic kiln (plus a glass grinder for stained glass work), so I'm getting ready to do another painting marathon.

Anonymous said...

awesome! i have been doing bluebonntets lately to offer to anyone who wants to come help around the house since my surgery.

Joan said...

You are missed! Hope all is well...