Saturday, April 3, 2010

Spring is Here!

Did I specify which weekend I was going to finish Natalie and Mike's painting?   I didn't think so, wink wink.  Well, it is finished, and that's what counts.  It really couldn't have been finished at a more perfect time.  Tomorrow is Easter and spring is here.  This painting encompasses both of these times of is a blossoming pastel piece of sunshine.  I am so excited about this painting for a couple of reasons.  For one, I'm always happy to finish a gift and finally see the couple's reaction.  Unfortunately, Natalie and Mike won't get to hang this piece quite yet because I plan on having it "tour" for a bit....first stop, Smitten Boutique.  This will be such a refreshing burst of color for them to have this time of year in the store.  If you have a chance, please stop by to not only check my painting out in person, but to see all of the fun items they have for any occasion.

I need to thank a couple of people for helping me out with this painting since I was not able to attend this wedding or take my own images for it.  First of all, Montano Grant did a stunning job creating such an elegant bouquet.  I couldn't have asked for anything better to paint.  I've kind of been on a "white" bouquet trend lately, so to paint something with so much color was incredibly refreshing.  Secondly, the photos used for the painting were taken by Jon Fedele.  Quite honestly, this painting would not have happened had he not captured this bouquet perfectly for me.  I am so appreciative of his help, not only for this project, but for future projects to come (yes, you can have a beautiful painting created without me there!).

So, "yay" to spring and bright bouquets and wonderful vendors and colored eggs!  Happy happy Easter!!!!

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