Painting - Promise

This painting started out in my mom and dad's back yard.  I literally sat outside for a bit and painted - it's called a Plein Air technique.  Plein Air you use a quick drying medium like Liquin and Turpenoid so you can paint what you see quickly.  I definitely do not finish a painting during the outdoor session.  Instead, I get to a good stopping point, take several pictures and bring the painting into my "studio", aka craftroom.

You've probably seen pictures of people standing around with their easel outside painting a beautiful ocean, tree, garden etc...I feel goofy doing that by myself.  I've done it with classes and LOVE painting outdoors, but, like I said, by myself I feel goofy, especially with people walking by - most people don't know the process it takes to get to a finished product and are quick to judge.  I guess I'm still sensitive to what others may think of my paintings.



Here is the finished product 9" x 12"  Oil on Canvas.  I call it "Promise".

When I started the painting I didn't know what I'd call it, all I knew is I loved these chairs.  The chairs are waiting for two people to sit together and talk with one another.  In my parent's backyard there is a fence behind the chairs that I took out, because I wanted to expand on the feeling that the chairs gave me.  So, I started a dream-like path going to somewhere but nowhere we can see.

When it was done I thought about the Promise my husband and I made to each other, until death do us part, and until then we will be by each others side walking together down a path that we aren't sure where we are going but we'll do it together.

I hope you like it!

Stephanie Weaver

Grinning Like An Idiot: Create your Happiness. I'm a stay-at-home mom who doesn't 'stay' very well. I like to provide everyone with resources and ideas for crafts, painting and DIY!