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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Spread the Joy

6 x 6
oil on Ampersand panel

Today I am beginning the challenge to post a painting every day throughout September.  The host of Artists Helping Artists, Leslie Saeta, is hosting this challenge and so far 340 artists have signed on.  September is probably the busiest month for us since my husband and I are very involved in a big weekend festival, doing a show with his pottery and doing a set every day with our string band.  And additionally our band plays two other events the next week.  The pottery alone is pretty all consuming around here right now.  But I'm going to try my best to paint every day and produce something worth posting because there's no better way to improve and to build commitment to this skill than to exercise it.  

This portrait is of a friend who radiates joy with her warmth, humor, and spirit. She is also extremely skilled in her job and her comforting presence always leaves me feeling blessed. 


14 comments:

  1. nice job she looks like an actress ca't recall her name

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  2. Great start to the challenge, Terri. I love the expression you captured .... pure joy! I think that with all September holds for I am impressed that you are participating in this challenge. Hats off to you!!

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  3. She DOES radiate joy! Wonderful painting, Terri.

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  4. She is beautiful! I just love your small portraits and it's fun to see one again! Wonderful expression! Love it!

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  5. Thank you all for your kind comments Cindy, Cheri, Linda, and Meredith! I do appreciate it!

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  6. Terri, you did a fantastic job of capturing her spirit! (and I don't even know her) This is fabulous!

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  7. Cathy and Linda thank you! I enjoyed painting her and am glad some of her essence came through.

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  8. Hi, Teri! Beautiful painting! Yes, commitment and practice--thanks for the reminder. Off to practice . . . Hugs! ~Fannie

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  9. such a busy month for you! I love this joyous smiling face! It makes me smile to look at her...great start to your challenge!!

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  10. Hi Terri, Great portrait! I can hear her laughter as I study your painting. Well done.

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  11. Such a wonderful tribute to a beautiful lady! I bet she has an amazing laugh!

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  12. It was such a treat to come home to find all of these lovely, generous comments! Thank you so much Fannie, Maria, Carabara, Dottie, and Sheila!

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