Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Blue Door

This being the last day of March, I thought one last post for the month.   It is March and what is the saying ~in like a lion out like a lamb ?  Well here in our part of the world it is a beautiful day.  The wind isn't blowing a million miles an hour, which is so West Texas in the spring and the temperature is perfect for most people.  The golfers, the yard workers and just the walkers should love it all.  I know our fur babies, Jewel and Libby love it also.

My sweet friend Mandi took this photo and I just loved it.  It is colorful and just says Santa Fe, New Mexico to me.   She is a great photographer and has such a wonderful career ahead of her.  I remember when I had such enthusiasm  about it as she does.  She is such a delight and she wants to be the best and I do believe she is certainly getting there.  She has been gracious enough to let me use any of her photographs and I am sure you will see more of them down the line.

The painting was done in Painter and I added lots of colors stroke by stroke to it.  The top part of the gate door,  I think called a header possibly,  did bother me composition wise but it is so traditional to have the top piece going over it I just let it stay there.   

So here it is and thanks again Mandi for a beautiful photograph. 


                                                                   The Blue Door

I hope you enjoy the painting and seeing what is going on in my world today.

5 comments:

  1. Great painting, love the colour of the door

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  2. Wow ! What a color..really an eye opener. I can imagine when you saw this photo...inspiration just hit you! Great job Annette..have a wonderful week end .

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  3. What a beautiful photo to work from- and nice work!

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  4. I'm loving it!! It's fantastic.

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  5. One of my favorite paintings Annette! Love your blog!

    Hugs,
    Karen

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