Friday, March 12, 2010

So Happy It's Friday

I woke up in the BEST MOOD THIS MORNING!  Maybe because it's Friday.  Maybe because the sun is shining brightly through my studio windows (after days of pouring rain).  Not sure exactly.  But why question these things right?  My grandmother use to tell me when I'd question her why something blissful would suddenly be occurring in my life, "Honey, don't try and reason with Heaven, they've simply decided today's YOUR TURN."

Okay, so since I'm in such a wonderful mood, I decided to share a canvas dating back 3 years ago with ya'll.  Why you may ask?  Because I want to demonstrate how far my style has progressed since then.  I went through all the phases any young artist goes through.  You have your portrait phase.  Your landscaped phase.  Your floral phase.  Y'all get what I'm saying, right?   We experiment until we find what it is that suits our spirit's best.

Anyway,  the above painting was in my Seascape Phase.  This piece actually hung in my guest room for awhile.  It's 40X40 (huge) and it was done in partial Oil (clouds and skyline) and Acrylic (everything else).

I was shifting through my Lincoln Room last night, trying to sort through all the mess, trying to decide what to keep and what to get rid of, in an effort to early Spring Clean..and there she was.  This pitiful landscape I was once so proud of.  It's like finding an old 80's outfit in the back of your closet that you once thought you looked great in. 

Closing for today.  Hope each that have dropped by today, have a HAPPY Friday.  I hope by sharing this wonderful old piece, that you get a better feel for how hard I've been working as an artist.  A style isn't developed over night, and I'm still searching every day to get mine Just Right. 

Blessings, Love and Friday Sunshine to you all, Terri

10 comments:

Kelly Berkey said...

terri,
what a great post! i think the painting is really good, but so like your style better now! how fun for you to have that to look back on. since i'm a new artist i will have to hold on to a few of my pieces and compare them in the years to come.
we haven't had sunshine for a week. keep your fingers crossed that i get some over the weekend!
hugs,
kelly

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Teri Sweetie...
I adore this picture. It appears that God himself is shining down on this beautiful day, moment and time. I love it. It may look 80(ish) to you, but to me it says heaven. How gorgeous it is.

I adore what you paint today also, but this is what makes you so outstanding. You can paint such a diverse group of artwork. You can switch back and forth sweetie. I adore it. I love looking at every piece of artwork that you share.

Someday maybe?? I will try to paint what I see in my head.

Have a beautiful Friday sweetie. Country hugs and much love, Sherry

Kim said...

Wow Terri, I though that landscape was beautiful! Shows how much I know. But then again, I'm a huge fan, so I think I'd love anything you do. One of my dearest friends is an artist and she often shares those same sentiments with me about evolving as an artist. Have a wonderful weekend! We are getting that rain you just had.
xoxo,
Kim

Diana by Lagoa Design Studio said...

Hi dear Terri,
I truly love it. Especially the sky and clouds. Do you know, the sea is my passion and your painting shows me a view I do adore so much - while before a thunderstorm...

with love,
Diana

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I think your landscape is lovely, but there is so much joy in the paintings you do now. I think I like the now style better!

Sue

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Terri, every style we have had leads us to where we are now....not a bad thing, huh?

Hope your weekend is blessed.

Barb ♥

Kelly Berkey said...

hi sweet lady!
i sent you a convo...so excited about the little treasures you bought in my etsy shop! kolleen get's your humor and knows there will always be one for her too! everyone should be wearing an "artist" pendant! you really made my day!
hope our granddaughter loves her charm too!
hugs,
kelly

Marydon Ford said...

G'day, Terri ~ I am not sure an artist EVER quits developing/redeveloping their talents ... do you? Doesn't matter, tho, your work is awesome & so enjoyable. What you see now as a 'young'un' is absolutely breathtaking to me.

Happy St. Patrick's Day ~
Have a lovely weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

vivian said...

what a wonderful painting. You are so very talented! Friday is my favorite day of the week. I live for my weekends! and sadly.. now my weekend is over. However, they are calling for a beautiful week. Which means lots of outside walking!!
have a great week.
hugs
vivian

Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Just catching up again... and, I like your Seascape Period. =) You style has evolved... just like we do as people. So fun to see your work.

Even I want to paint like Tarkay... No hope there though!!