Friday, August 02, 2013

Flashback Friday: August 2, 2013

Can you believe that the summer is half-way over already?  I'm having a hard time figuring out where all the time has gone.

It is the first Friday of the month and that means a trip down memory lane to visit one of my past artistic endeavours.    Now, if you are new to my blog and would like to see the impetus behind the creation of Flashback Friday please go HERE.

Today, I'm showing you all something a little bit different.  I'd like to present to you all a copy of one of my oil paintings.

My parents put me in my very first art lessons when I was around 12 or 13, if I remember correctly.  They knew how much I loved to draw and wanted to allow me to develop those skills. 

I grew up (from the ages of 7 -19) in a small town in central Ontario.  There were only about 1000 people living there when we moved there and about 1300 when we left.  So there weren't a lot of opportunities for artistic development.  Thankfully, when I was still in grade school, I had the opportunity to take some lessons from a local teacher.  I don't remember too much from that class except for the fact that I loved it.  I do remember there being only a handful of students so we got a lot of individual attention.  It was in this class that I first learned about colour theory and oil painting.

Well, a couple years later, unfortunately my brain isn't remembering when, I painted this picture for my momma and poppa.  Our living room had similar colour tones so it matched beautifully.  This painting now sits on the wall in my own living room as I am now the one who has the rich reddish browns on my walls.  

This remains one of my favourite pieces of work.  I love the monochromatic look and rich warm tones.  It is kind of hard to really see any of the texture but you might be able to see it better if you click on it.  

So there you have it.  Another little glimpse into my artistic self.  I hope you have enjoyed my latest trip into the past.

May each of your days always be filled with colour!


Suze said...

Wow Lisa that is so beautiful. You are so talented - often I think you undersell yourself by a huge amount. I'm pleased that you are proud of this painting. Thank you for sharing a glimpse into your earlier artistic endeavours.

Edwina said...

Lisa, I love your painting. It is beautiful. It makes me think of a fall day for early in the morning some reason. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

KT Fit Kitty said...

What a beautiful painting! Thanks for sharing it! And I enjoyed reading the history.

ike said...

That's a gorgeous painting Lisa - I could just walk right in there. !!
The perspective is very good and I love the colours. Wonderful :-D

IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Karon said...

Gorgeous painting Lisa, love love the depth you have managed to capture! TFS

SAMARA said...

Lovely Lisa: This is a wonderful post...I love to see this! It is a beautiful painting, a great post and so neat to hear about your lessons. It is great your parents found a teacher for you. I relate to there not being outlets for craft enhancement for children in small towns as I don't find much for my own children. I love how you describe your painting - so much confidence and pride about your work. A real gift you have for self love. I admire that Lisa. Many Hugs, Samara

Desire Fourie said...

Stunning Lisa. I am a beige and brown person, so this beautiful piece of art, is just perfect to my taste. You have managed to create a great deal of depth and movement to this awesome scene.
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Pia S said...

This oil painting shows how much artistic talent you've got, Lisa. But I'm under the impression you don't do much drawings and paintings nowadays?

Donna Ellis said...

How lovely, Lisa! I wonder why updates to your blog did not show up in my reader? I have resubscribed directly from your BlogLovin' button, so future posts will show up. hugs, de

Crafting Vicky said...

So much talent in you my friend!!! Totally love that painting. It was great that your parents recognized the talent and wanted to develop it!