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An Offering – Calla Lily Semi-Abstract

With summer in full swing, I find myself having less and less time to write.  I’ve managed to sneak time here and there between the torrent of requests, “I’m hungries”, “So and so took my such and such”, and all of the other rants from my kids.  Even the little one is starting now – she finally figured out that she can get around and investigate the world around her.  It’s pretty comical actually – she pulls herself along with her fingers (on all fours) and pushes with her tiptoes simultaneously.  I’ve tried to show her that she can get up on her knees and go twice as fast, with half as much effort, but she wants nothing of it.  Typical…   I will admit that I’m ready for my oldest to head back to school.  She’ll be starting kindergarten in August and she seems to be the most needy of all three kids…

So back to the point of this post – my latest painting.  I think I’m on to something with the muted, contrasting washed backgrounds and the strong flowers in the foreground.  I enjoy doing them and have been pleased with how they turn out.  I sold the Fire Poppy painting  just last week so I decided to work on this Calla Lily in a similar fashion.    Nothing like being able to pay a bill or two!  ;o)  Hope everyone out there is having a fabulous summer!

Oh, and as an aside, I’m considering doing some of these originals as prints.  Does anyone have any recommendations on how to do so?  Types of paper, printing process, etc….  I’d love to hear your suggestions.