This painting is called “baby”.
It is this painting we started long ago, then just finished here a week or so ago. It was done with acrylic on a 36”x36” canvas. What also makes it special is that it is a collaboration between Ben (when we first started), but mainly done by me, True, and Brave. I can’t say it didn’t come without some frustrations when a line would suddenly appear where I didn’t think it needed to be, but the whole experience is definitely something we all enjoyed doing together (though it really did test my patience).
I have been in love with painters Michelle Armas and Flora Bowley for awhile now, so this is definitely inspired by the things they do. Though I could never replicate their utter loveliness! I am by no means a painter, so this was my first real stab at painting something abstract, but I loved the process so much. The colors are some of my favorites that can seen in little pops throughout our house.
At first I was so stuck since I am not a “painter” I didn’t know what direction to take this. I didn’t have a story or meaning. Then, I thought about where we were as a family and what we were preparing for and it came to me… baby! This is what this painting means to us. It was started when we only had two, completed when we had three, and marked our coming to four.
It is large and now hanging in the front room of the house. You will get a room tour soon, but it may be somewhere special. The girls are proud of it as they could tell you what corners they were working on (Brave the top left, True the top right and the white strokes throughout). Ben loved it when he saw the completed painting and that is all the thumbs up we need!
We may be addicted painters now and we may or may not already have two new canvases out to work on. Hope you don’t mind seeing more of our messy art in these spaces! We don’t know exactly what we are doing, but we do know it is a whole lot of fun!!!