With newfound motivation this last month I have been finally resurrecting my flower gardens. This is what I began with:
And this is where it is at now:
Working in this garden has helped me understand further how important, valuable and enjoyable the process is. This is the same with working on any piece of art. There is always the element of change, re-working shapes, colours, and details. Instead of feeling frustrated or impatient with the process, this stage can be accepted and even embraced as a time to learn, grow, and experiment.
I live in Southern Ontario on a farm with my husband, Dennis, and our two daughters. Painting out of my studio on our farm allows me to stay close to my family and to be surrounded by the natural landscape that continues to influence my work.