Thursday, August 19, 2010

Look At Me

Today, tomorrow, and for a long time to come, I celebrate finishing this painting and finally having water connected in my kitchen sink! Seeing this painting finished now, I might be persuaded to think that my longing for water (and my 10 months without) had something to do with the choice of color for this painting. Could it be mere coincidence that the polka dot bow was used in an earlier painting "Swim" and the dark blue sparkle bow was "Sprite," (which we all know are water fairies) and the two large bows actually feel like water formed into a bow to me.

The truth is, I'm most excited because in some strange way I feel this painting moves a step closer in helping me figure out my obsession with presents/bows/ribbons. I'm not there yet, so I'll just have to keep working on it :)

This painting has already been spoken for but, I am currently working on several smaller present/bow ideas I can't wait to post next..... but for now, I'm on my way to the kitchen to splash some water on my face and rejoice!! Hope you have a wonderful day!


silvina said...

Oooh. Yes, very watery! Love the cool & warm blues together. Lovely!

I'm so happy you finally got running water in the most important room of the house!

Karen Appleton said...

Thank you Silvina! splash splash :)

Tammy Hext said...

Another stunner. I for one am glad you are obsessed with presents - I thoroughly enjoy seeing the results. Some day I hope to see one in person - I am sure they are even more luminous than they appear on your blog.
Happy painting,

MINI BIO... said...

love love love love love. 'nuff said. congrats on the restoration of running kitchen water. :]

carol morgan carmichael said...

Love everything about this piece. I can't imagine painting one bow. Your work is inspiring.

carol morgan carmichael said...

Thanks for visiting my blog Karen. Now that I know you grew up in Alabama I like you EVEN more.

Things That Inspire said...

What a beautiful all of the blues.

So glad you are on the other end of the kitchen project!

Karen Appleton said...

oh Tammy, you are so sweet, thank you so much!!

thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, Christine! :)

Carol I love your paintings, and so happy to see an AL girl!!

Thank you Things that Inspire! I am so happy to be functioning again! But the kitchen is still not complete, so keep those kitchen posts coming!! :)

Helen Read said...

Yay! I love it!

Karen Appleton said...

Thank you Helen!!