Friday, November 12, 2010

This Season of Thanksgiving

Welcome. I am so happy that you stopped by. My garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit and relax with a cup of hot tea while I share with you the inspirations for my art. As we enter this season of Thanksgiving and we rejoice in the splendor of the season there are many who face difficulties and hardships this season. I am thankful for the creativity and talents I have been given and most of all that I can share them in ways to help others. Recently I was asked to donate a painting to help raise money for Share Ourselves, a local nonprofit organization that provides many wonderful services to our local communities, including a Thanksgiving Food Drive, Adopt a Family Christmas program, free medical clinic, after school programs and many other services.


I wanted to paint a garden painting and since my roses are no longer blooming I purchased lovely red roses and sunflowers from the market for the painting. Let's join Bentley, my Studio Assistant to see the inspirations.


Finding Inspiration . . . . .








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The beginning of the Garden Day Painting




I decided to add more Sunflowers and change the color of the flowers in the pots to purple to create harmony with the yellow. I was having a hard time getting the book on the chair to look like a book and decided to paint it out.





The completed painting.



Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good." Psalm 136.1



Thank you for stopping by. I sincerely appreciate your visits, comments and those who are following my blog. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to see me paint something special. I will be taking a little blog break next week and when I return will be painting holiday snowmen "door greeters" for a fundraiser for SOS. I would love for you to paint along with me.


Have a lovely week and enjoy the wonders of the season and the beauty that abounds. Blessings, Erin

9 comments:

Lady Jane said...

Two of my favorites. Flowers and the ocean. Beautiful. Have a great week. blessings, L J

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love red roses...with the ocean in the background! Beautiful! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs! ♥

Ruth Welter said...

Just a gorgeous painting Erin, I love it. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday...can you believe it is here already??

Ruth

ShirleyC said...

Beautiful colors, and I love the sailboats in the background.

bj said...

Just beautiful, Erin.
Thanks so much for coming by. I am always so glad to see you and Bentley. :))

Donna said...

It's beautiful, Erin. I love all the bright colors you use.

Hugs,
Donna

vicki said...

Oh Erin
I love every picture you paint - but can I just say that this might be one of my favorites! The ocean - the HAT!! - I love the table too. So beautiful - your paintings stir me~~

Vicki

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Erin,
It must be wonderful to just walk out your door and find inspiration for you colorful paintings. I guess that's one of the benifits of living in sunny California! Have a great day.
Maura :)

Ron Mylar said...

First of all I want to praise the tea set. I is looking awesome as all the print and color is very nice. I will adopt that program.