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 tea while I share with you the inspirations for my art. Thank you to everyone who left a comment on my blog, sent me an e-mail and voted on Facebook for the blog banner painting. The votes were very close for The Garden Shop and The Potting Shed with a total of 37 votes for The Garden Shop and 30 votes for The Potting Shed. The winner of the Target Gift Card picked from a random drawing of all votes by comments, e-mails and FB is Cindy Adkins of http://www.cindyadkinswhimsicalmusings.blogspot.com/. Cindy is a very creative artist and writer and has a wonderful blog where she offers free blogging seminars and tutorials.
I am so grateful to everyone who took time to leave me a comment or send me an e-mail and I loved reading each and every one. AND yes, some of you had some very helpful and constructive suggestions on how to improve the paintings. Two very observant readers noted that the red chair may be missing the rear right leg . After looking at the chair I agree that it needed a leg and went back and added the leg. Everyone loved the red chair and one helpful reader suggested that the pot of red Geraniums did not show up very well as they were the same color as the chair.
Let's join Bentley, my Studio Assistant, in the garden to show you the red chair that I fixed and white Geranium that I added in place of the red Geranium.
Here is the painting with the right rear leg added and the green background lightened. I liked the idea of changing the color of the red Geraniums in the pot on the chair to make them pop.
The changed painting and new blog banner with changes suggested by my readers.
Thank you for your participation and comments. I read and cherished each comment and suggestion,
e-mail and FB comment and am so grateful that you took time to pick my new blog banner. Congratulations to the winner Cindy Adkins. Please send me your address via e-mail at email@example.com so I can mail you your gift card.
"Let your good spirit lead me on a level path." Psalm 143:10
My pink Our Lady of Guadalupe roses are blooming and next week I will share with you a new painting of pink roses
Have a lovely week. Blessings, Erin