Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Nun painting


hi fellow bloggers! hope Santa was good to you this year, and if not, perhaps you were naughty, lol?
I see lots of you are getting hit with winter storms, please be safe, the roads can get brutal during blizzards. I'm going by memory, because I haven't seen a snowstorm in a couple of years, lol!

I thought I'd show you the painting I did for my sister's Christmas present. A few years ago I made a large folk art painting of nuns for her, and from then on, every year I would buy her a nun ornament for her tree.
My original idea was to paint 2 folk art nuns drinking coffee, but I couldn't get the sketch to look right. An image of a more gothic nun popped into my mind, so I changed direction, and here she is. My sister loved her! thank goodness, because I wasn't sure what I thought of it. I guess if you paint from the heart, it all works out for the best.

I haven't made  any resolutions for the New Year yet, but want to cut back on  sugar....well I went shopping today, and of course all the holiday chocolates were on sale half price. I walked away with 4 boxes, which I will call my emergency stash, haha! And if that's not bad enough, I went out with a friend just now, and picked up some more chocolate! See, this is why I don't do resolutions, lol!

18 comments:

Cathy Bueti said...

She is beautiful! Of course your sister would love her! Great eyes! :)

Chocolate is my downfall too! I try not to keep too much of it in the house! lol

Faerie Moon Creations said...

The painting is just fabulous! I am sure your sister will love her. We watched the snow fall and fall until it hit over one foot! We haven't seen snow like this in quite some time. It's so pretty! Theresa

Magic Love Crow said...

Hey Betty, the painting is Beautiful!! I love her! You bad girl!! Chocolates!!! LOL!!!

Pam of Always Artistic said...

Oh she is just beautiful. I am glad your sister loved her and can see why!

LOL They just shouldn't sell so many sugary snacks. It is in no way our fault that we can't resist them.

Sue said...

Betty, the nun painting is beautiful!

No snow storms here. The Toronto area seems to have been bypassed this time. The news of other areas
in eastern Canada and NE US is showing some pretty amazing snowfall!

Chocolate......definitely my major downfall!

Hugs

Sophia said...

"If not, perhaps you were naughty?" hahaha you cracked me up there. :)

She is very beautiful. Love how you painted her tears.

ostrich girl said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!!!!!!! She is Gorgeous!!!!!!!!xoxo Sheri DeBow

hrushton said...

She's very pretty.Love your work!
Speaking of blizzards-there's one blowing outside right now. I'm visiting family in Utah. Guess we are going to stay snug and warm inside tomorrow morning and skip the snowboarding!
Anyway-keep on creating!

Marlene said...

Your sister is very lucky, she is really beautiful and her expression is so serene.

faerwillow said...

~such emotion in thee eyes of her...how could your sister not LOVE such a gift...i agree from ones heart always fills another with only goodness to come forth...wishing you only sweetest happy days ahead...chocolate is a good things...hehehe!!! warm wishes and brightest blessings~

Lisa said...

She is absolutely lovely - seems to be a lot of depth to her. Meaning that went into it perhaps?

And Hah - don't I know it (re: chocolate). Santa brought kids chocolate but it seems to be mommy who is munching the most of it. :)

Sadie Inspired said...

She is beautiful! What a wonderful gift for your sister.

Julia Christie said...

Hallo miss pink! I have not stopped by in a while and see I have missed some really great work!

Love the snow scene and your gal with snowflakes stenciled around her!

wish you the very best for the new year and hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Smiles

Fair Rosamund said...

The painting is gorgeous, I love the way you paint faces! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas :) I have so much leftover chocolate and candy, its killing me! ;) ~Lauren

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Wonderful painting! Oh, and I have an emergency every day...so break out the chocolates!!

Rosemary said...

Terrific painting....... chocolate is a neccessity in my home.....

Lee said...

This is a wonderful painting and I can see why your Sis loved it! Great work, Betty.

VildesVerden said...

Looks great!