Friday, May 15, 2015

working on my own grass

Our oldest graduates from high school a week from today - where did the time go??  I'm not going to say it seems like yesterday that we brought him home but I will admit that the years have certainly gone more quickly than I expected.  In the meantime, I'm in a frenzy of activity to prepare for family arriving and graduation parties to commence. 
This girl looks calm and contented and that's what I am going to aim for during this busy time. 
Linking to Paint Party Friday,

20 comments:

My name is Erika. said...

Great painting but your quote is phenomenal. I am going to remember that one.

massofhair said...

Wonderful and wise words Michelle, your face is beautifully serene and i do like her hair, love the colours you ahve used. Her Aura is lovely :-) xxx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Oh, what a fantastic quote and such a beautiful face. I love how you used the blocks of colour. xx

Kate Robertson said...

Your face is beautiful, wonderful quote. Congrats to the lucky graduate.

Kim Dellow said...

Just gorgeous! Thanks for giving us a peak at an early stage too. Love the sentiment. Have fun with the graduation! Thanks so much for linking to Art It Friday - Show Your Face and for the shout out too.

Deborah Wainwright said...

I hope you felt the calmness your girl radiates, whist creating her. A beautiful face x

Beverley Baird said...

A lovely face and wonderful quote. Thanks for sharing the early version.

Danielle M said...

awesome shadow on her face!

Özge Başağaç said...

such a beautiful face...

Laila said...

Indeed she looks calm and happy. You did a great job and the shading is so realistic too.

June Walker said...

She is calm. Lovely work.

Giggles said...

Congratulations on your sons graduation! It goes too fast that's for sure!! Lovely painting!!

Hugs Giggles

Linda Kunsman said...

congrats to the graduate-what an exciting time! LOVE your calm girl-fab shading on her face-and that quote-love it!

Karen Petitt said...

Hi Michelle,
wow oh wow - she is so very beautiful, most definitely serene and laid back too. I envy your skill with paint and brush - I'm only just starting out and this week I've graduated to watercolour pencils after just using pencils.
I just wanted to pop over and say thank you - I've not long been drawing my 'lovely ladies' and any compliments are always very treasured and very much appreciated so thank you very much. I have had a good look at your beautiful ladies and they are fantastic! Especially love how you've coloured this one's hair - I'm going to have to practise to get anywhere near your skills. Thank you so much and ttfn Karen x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous shadowing, it's so pretty. And a very true sentiment.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Miss Marple said...

She's beautiful! Happy PPF - Irma

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

She's lovely. I love the halo line around her. Sweet quote too.

denthe said...

That quote is great, and I love your girl. Serene, calm and lovely. I love how you did the shadows!

Lynda Shoup said...

So beautiful! The quote is something I will have to remember…so true. Your painting looks so serene and peaceful. Hope you can keep that sense as you have a busy time ahead.

pauline said...

i love this one. It has a different 'feel' to it, but still so "you". :) Wise words, my friend. xx