Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! For something a little different, I got out my pastels this week and followed a bunny tutorial presented by Art With Viv.

Easter Bunny
Easter Bunny

While the pastels were on my desk, I was inspired to make a painting of the true meaning of Easter.

Happy Easter
Happy Easter

I hope you are well and finding fun ways to pass the time during the quarantine. Stay safe!

Rico’s Fascinating Eyes

When deciding what to paint, sometimes I have too many ideas at once and get overwhelmed, so I try to keep an ongoing list of the ideas.  However, sometimes the list just doesn’t inspire me, so instead I peruse the internet, read artsy blogs, or go through some of my books.  On one such uninspired day, while looking at Facebook, I saw a picture of my friend’s cat, Rico, whose eyes are captivating and really caught my attention.  She had posted a variety of pictures of him so I studied each one to gather details.

 

Rico

Rico

This is one of those rare paintings that came together quickly, and I was quite happy with the results.  That almost never happens, and sometimes I struggle for days at a time and still not get it right.  Rico’s mom, Joan, liked the painting and she said Rico did too because he sniffed at it.  How about that – a sniff of approval 😺

Just curious – How do you get inspired and how do you keep your ideas straight?  TGIF, and have a great weekend!