Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. ~ 1 Peter 4:10

Friday, April 22, 2011

SPRING is in the air...and a little ART too!!

I’ve totally been hit with Spring Fever!!  The weather has been gorgeous and sunny, even though it is quite windy.  I’ve loved spending time outside and seeing all the newness…new growth, trees budding, flowers blooming, grass greening and kids playing.  The changing of the seasons is always such a neat time.  I’m always so excited to see the transformation from winter to spring, from brown and grey to colorfully alive! 

Photos taken in my front yard.

 I’ve been enjoying the flowers blooming in my front yard and they’ve been inspiring me to paint and create with my watercolors!  I just love how the paint flows so softly and captures the essence of spring!  Fun, fun playing with paint!!  Here is a sneak peek at what I’ve been up to in the studio:

These are currently works in progress and aren't finished yet.  I've been enjoying just playing and experimenting with the paint.  I decided to use some stamps with waterproof ink to break up the blank paper and add some layering to the background as I got started.  I've been wanting to play with the idea of watercolor and collage and using the transparency of the paint to reveal the many layers that have been built up on the paper.  I'll post soon the finished pieces! 
Hope you are enjoying your spring days and finding some time to be creative!  I also wanted to wish everyone a wonderful and blessed Easter weekend!
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead..."  
~ 1 Peter 1:3

Happy creating!

1 comment:

Christine Krauss said...

Beautiful new works in progress Jennifer! Love the colors and the feel of springtime in them! Exciting! :0) xxx