A wonderful weekend with my sister-in-law is still giving me smiles every time I think about our couple of days at the beach together. I don’t get to see her very often, yet she doesn’t feel far away at all.
I started this painting that weekend as we were watching the sun set. She wandered along the water’s edge, while dashed out a few notes on these flowers catching the last light. Then we went to dinner.
It’s been over 6 months ago, yet the warmth I felt there is still aglow. You can see it in the shapes and rhythm of the flowers and their shadows in this painting. To me the flowers feel like joyful dancers, as puppets in the sunlight playing with their shadows.
The title? It just came to me. I guess I finally let it in!
A week at the beach with my sister-in-law inspired this special collection of “Love Ladies.”
I took my easel and my sister-in-law with me for a long-awaited beach retreat. I hadn’t been in years. I selected Long Beach Island, New Jersey ~ a place with fond memories from years ago.
Painting in the village of Barnegat Light, I honed in on backyard gardens as subjects while Kathy went in search of her favorite birds.
Painting outside a ladies dress shop called “Wildflowers by the Lighthouse,” a woman called “Cricket” waved from the 2nd floor window. Inside I met Patti who invited me to paint her garden in Loveladies, the town just south.
These special paintings are inspired by Patti’s garden and my special connection with my girlfriends. I don’t know what I’d do without them! Sister-in-laws, sisters, daughter-in-laws, aunties, girlfriends all.
The titles, the paintings, all dedicated to my sisters. I love you all!