Thursday, February 16, 2012


Here's a new painting that I thought you would enjoy. It's of a little girl getting ready to pick her first flower of spring - a daffodil. It's still chilly, so she has her coat on.

I'm going to show you a few steps at a time to my creative process. This really takes weeks to complete, but I'll speed up showing you the process.

Here's the beginning of the painting. I have the little girl with the start of flowers - the basic composition.

Now, I've added more color to the flowers and grass to add depth. Not sure that I am pleased with the horizon or the distracting purple crocus in the foreground.

Although the shadows on her jacket are not done yet, I want to see what a line of trees would look like in the distance at the horizon.

Don't think that I am pleased with the horizon trees yet. I'll have to think about it and work on another part of the painting.

That's all for now. I'll bring you up to date in a bit. I'd love to hear from you and learn what you think of this painting so far. Any suggestions?



  1. Hi Barbara! A sweet painting. I am happy I came here before returning to bed this evening. Have a beautiful weekend.

  2. Now THAT is sweetness! andrea@townandprairie

  3. Love seeing works in progress Barbara and this is already beautiful. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

  4. It looks beautiful :D

  5. Lovely painting and fun to see it unfold! Wish I had that particular talent...

  6. I love the painting and the colours you've selected. You've captured the little girl's cuteness and sweetness ;-)

  7. The line of trees add depth to the painting. I can see why you gave up knitting to paint. Unfortunately I'm not talented in the painting department. At this point I can't imagine I can ever knit anything by the directions.

  8. Such a beautiful and sensitively rendered painting!

  9. What a sweet painting! Thanks for linking up to the Share the Love Wednesday link party at Very Merry Vintage Style!

  10. I am always Mesmerized by the creative process...

    It's Magical how adding different colors and objects really Makes the painting come to life...

    You are a Magnificent artists...

    And this is a Marvelous post for the letter "M"...

    Thanks for linking... Can't wait to see the finished product!


  11. Have always envied you painters! Whenever I tried, paintbrush and I never jelled! Like what you have done so far.

    Looking forward to "The End"


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