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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Painting Polka Dots and Sunflowers

Welcome.  I am so happy that you stopped by. You are invited to have tea in my living room with me while I share with you the inspirations for a new little painting. I am in week 3 recovering from surgery and not yet in the garden, however,  I have been finding lots of inspiration inside my cottage.

Bentley, my Studio Assistant, will not leave my side while I am recovering and is acting more like the Studio Nurse!!  He has a wonderful dog walker and is getting his daily walks when he is not following me around the house.

I have been spending lots of time sipping tea, resting on the sofa and reading after the Home Care Physical therapist works with me on my daily therapy. 

I love my red and white polka dot tea set and usually save it for the Christmas holidays but decided to use it now since it is so whimsical and cheerful.  LOL - there right in front of me is a painting waiting to be painted.  The vase of Sunflowers is  calling to me!!

Thank you for stopping by.  I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your visits, e-mails, comments and those of you who follow my blog. Please let me know if you have any questions or want to see me paint something special.  With Fall just around the corner - we will soon paint another Fall sign together.  You can check out Art 101 on the header of my blog to find simple tutorials for painting seasonal garden signs.

                                      "The Lord is my strength and my song."  Exodus 15:2


Anonymous said...

Its beautiful and I can see full well why you painted this, its a beautiful combination!

Merlesworld said...

Hope you make a full recovery and back to normal soon, that's a very happy painting very nicely done.

Jenelle Van de Mortel said...

So lovely!! REally enjoy how you post the set up for your still life. The polka dot vase and sunflowers are just so happy--always enjoy visiting you blog. Miss you--praying for healing <3

Donna said...

Cute, cute pic of Bentley! Glad you are home and recovering. What a cute LR to recover in. Love the painting!

ANNE said...

So beautiful! Love that pot!!!! Glad you're painting, hope you're up and at it again soon xox

Stacey said...

I just love this painting. Red and white polka dots are my favorite. Maybe I missed you telling what happened...hope you are well soon.

Jeanie said...

Hi, Erin,

Sending best wishes on your recovery. I hate it when anyone has to go through surgery, but at least from this post I can see you are in capable paws! He's adorable. (When I'm home sick, my purr therapist whines more than I do!)

I love your painting. In fact, when the post opened and I saw that cheery photo I smiled -- it really made my morning brighter, too! Very cute tea set -- and the sunflowers kick it into full gear!

Get well soon! ~jeanie

Betty said...

After seeing this post I have to go and find me some polka dotted cups. Just beautiful.

Art and Sand said...

he painting is wonderful.

I have the pitcher and I have the cup, but I have the teapot in yellow instead of red.

What breed is your sweet dog? We have a new 9 week old golden doodle, Lulu, who is black. Her mama looks a lot like your sweetie.

Marlynne said...

Oh I love your happy Painting! Red & Yellow and Polka-dots too! All my favorites!

Vicki Boster said...

Erin- I love the combination of the polka dots and sunflowers-- it's so fresh and pretty! Your painting is just lovely!!

Anonymous said...

I do so hope you mend soon so you can be back out in your garden! I love the new painting with the sunflowers and the polka dot pitcher. Your home looks so cute and inviting... and oh what a cutie pie Bentley is! I love all of your paintings so whatever comes next from your painting muse will be awesome I'm sure and we all will enjoy it!:D
Hugs and get well soon my sweet blogging sister,
Beth P

Kathryn Bechen said...

Glad you are recovering well amidst the beauty of your pretty cottage. Take care Erin.

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