Friday, December 29, 2006

My first painting....

So back at Thanksgiving time, my mother in law said she wanted me to paint something for her bathroom as her Christmas present. She had recently redecorated it with a bear theme. I am quite an avid painter, so I didn't really stress until she showed me what she wanted. It was a gorgeous picture from a wildlife calendar. I about fainted...I mean, I was honored that she had that much confidence in me, but wha?? I asked her why she didn't just take the picture to staples and have it blown up, but she said she wanted a painting. Off I went to Michael's with coupon in hand, and got a 16x20 canvas. Lord knows Keri can't say "no" to anyone! So this is what I did Friday...I would get frustrated and leave it alone for a while, then come back to it. Praise the Lord, she loved it when she opened it up on Christmas Day. I am no Bob Ross, but I think it is pretty good for my first shot at a "scene" painting with a whole background and everything! Who knows what she will ask for next!!

4 comments:

Colleen & Phil said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! WOW! What a wonderful gift. I am not suprised that she loved it. You are quite talented! Thanks for sharing!

Godelieve said...

Wow, how wonderful if you can create something like this!

Jenny L. said...

Keri, this is seriously cute!

Cathy said...

How beautiful! You'll have to paint more for us now... Girl, you've definately have talent!