Wednesday, February 17, 2010

An Old Friend Found...


I have always had a passion for art and creating. When I was thirteen, I was taught the technique of oil painting. It opened up a whole new world for me. I loved it. In high school, I spent as much time as possible in the art room with dear, beloved Mrs. Warren. As college rolled around and I chose science as my field of studies, painting fell further down on my list of priorities. As an adult, I've spent less and less time painting. The last painting I completed was years ago.

Today, while going through the coat closet (a closet that stretches back under the stairs, sort of like a black hole...), I discovered a forgotten canvas I had been working on probably 5 or 6 years ago. It's in the beginning stages. Just a charcoal outline of the 24 x 30 painting it was meant to become. An old friend found. I dusted my friend off and have him propped up on the easel. I am determined to finish this painting, and writing this post is a way of pushing myself to do so. I have a feeling I'll have to replace most of my paints as I'm sure they're a little worse for wear after years of neglect...

Here's to rediscovering old passions....

And thank you for dropping by, lovely friends...xo

8 comments:

Good Girls Studio said...

What a wonderful discovery in your coat closet (all I ever find in mine are are wadded up tissues that fell out of pockets & lost mittens!)!

You'll let us see her all painted up won't you !?! Pretty please :)

hometown girl said...

it's beautiful! i had no idea you could do that too, you're so talented my friend. i cannot wait to see it when it's painted! xo suz

The Brocantess said...

Please let us see your painting as it progresses. Thank you for stopping by the blog as well!

Red Chair said...

On my goodness, Dennice! You can paint as well as all your other talents? I can't wait to see it as it progresses! Enjoy!

brock street said...

i cant wait....

Fringe said...

Aww, you all are too kind! Such lovely comments.

I promise I'll share my progression with this painting. Thank you for being interested...

xoxo

luciwallis said...

Oh that is just a beuatiful discovery. I love it~ I think it is beautiful now, but can't wait to see the finished piece. So talented~
Bristol

Fringe said...

Bristol, you are so kind...thank you, sweetheart!
xo