I’ve been taking lots of workshops and going to conferences lately and my brain is officially on overload so I’m setting aside some time to work on other creative outlets and subject matters for the next little bit before art festival season kicks off. First off I think redecorating the living room is in order (inspired by my new rug I’ve been scared to put down and the largest peace lily you have ever seen-it’s not pictured it’s little sis is in the pic). And then I’m working on a little painting side project of collective everyday views that don’t deal with the sky).
Through the process of painting large scale portraits of animals, I have learned about my own strengths and weaknesses as a mom and an artist. Painting other people's pets has brought me great joy in knowing I am expressing the gratitude of unconditional love. When I am painting a musician, this is my own celebration of a life devoted to emotion. When my audience views my work, I want their values to be looking back at them. Do you see your strength in the Bear? Do you see your endless capacity for love in the painting of your pet? Do you celebrate a life dedicated to poetry and emotion (or maybe just one really good night. One sparkly moment?) when you look at my painting of Tom Petty? My work is big and unavoidable and often looks at you in your eyes. What do you see reflected back at you? Do you see how much you are valued? Do you see how similar we all are? Bison, Fox, Dog, Sparrow, Human. We all have more in common than not. We all need love and to feel valued. We all need to celebrate the good times and to know our strength exists to get though the tough times. 💫🔭🦔🐿🦋🐛🎨🐾🦕🐐💫💫 New 9x12 prints are available in my Etsy shop! Link in bio! 🎨🎨🎨🎨 #gicleeprint#fineartprint#nataliewrighthome#birdpaintings#celebratespring#celebrateyourvoice#singyourtroubles#largescaleart#smallversionsofbigpart#birdpainting#spiritguides#looktonature#wisconsinartist
A detail of one that has bothered me. I could not get the water to shimmer. Is it shimmering now? I wonder. Have been reminded tho that if you are not having fun painting you are probably not being adventurous enough. Heron in the Sparkles.