I am suppose to be painting garlics, but I decided to sneak in this pattern painting. This is my era, I was a little girl in the sixties. I am so fond of the time. My mom sewed me dresses for school, I had to wear dresses then, no pants for girls at school. I remember wearing clothes like this and picking out patterns with her, good memories!
I really needed to paint something besides garlics today. I don't want to get burned out painting them since I have many more to paint, so I decided to paint this fun pattern. I am really painting a sketch and it makes it so interesting. Kind of like painting someone looking at art, you try and paint another artists painting and do it justice!
These are the eight paintings I created for the Gilroy Garlic Festival. They will be given as gifts to the contestants in the 2012 Garlic Festival Cook-Off. I painted each one a little different then the other, just like the contestants are ; ) Next I paint the five paintings that go to the judges. This is so fun, I love being given the opportunity to be the painter to do it!
I am really working hard to finish the gift paintings and the paintings for my booth. Good thing garlics are fun to paint, they are round and satisfying! I am trying to paint at least one for the Garlic fest each day and one for my booth. I am also working on a series of vintage pattern paintings, they take longer than average to complete, but are a blast to paint. I will post those after the Garlic Festival. They sell quick, I think because they evoke warm memories in people. I want to make sure I have some in the booth.
I am painting a series of mini garlic paintings to have in my booth at the 2012 Gilroy Garlic Festival. I don't think the photo does them justice, they are so bright and pretty when you see them all together and in person. The countdown is here!! I am going to be painting as much as possible until the festival starts July 27th. I really am enjoying it so much though, I am thriving on the discipline of being in my studio at the crack of dawn and having fun painting a variety of subjects!