A New Year Coming

painting #1 Light Shall Shine Out of Darkness – 2 Corinthians 4:6 – watercolor – 14 x 18 inches

Oh my what a year! I don’t know about you but I am ready to have something better and hopefully 2021 will be better. The painting above morphed into what you see here. Originally I started out using a reference photo of light shining through the woods.

painting #2 Sanctuary Within – mixed media – 8.5 x 8.5 inches

I have the running theme of being at the cusp of giving up on a painting but I stick to my guns and it works out. For the extra sparkle, I used carandache neocolor.

painting #3 The Way of Peace Luke 1:79 – watercolor – 11 x 14 inches

This one was so enjoyable to paint.

painting #4 Exuberant Hope – 11 x 14 inches – watercolor

I painted this last year and decided to give it more umph.

painting #5 In Peaceful Silence – watercolor – 10.5 x 14 inches

Part of how I paint is to allow the imagination and serendipity to lead in.

painting #6 Dreaming of Forests – mixed media – 14 x 18 inches
painting #7 The Way of Truth – watercolor with opaque white – 16 x 20 inches

The last one for now. Here’s to a new year, keep your hope, heart and mind open to wonderful possibilities. See you soon!! Cheers!

11 thoughts on “A New Year Coming

  1. These are all wonderful Margaret. I enjoy the light feel to all of your paintings, even the ones made with darker colours, they always leaves me feeling light. I bought my son a “starters box to acrylic” for Christmas. He loves art, and when I asked him what he enjoyed the most with the art classes he is taking at school he said painting with acrylic. I searched for a while and found a beautiful wooden box, like a suitcase, with about 20 colours, brushes, paper, and other accessories. He was thrilled. Both of my children loves art. My daughter is currently more in to sketching, and clay, but her interest goes in waves, sometimes painting is all she does. Keep up your beautiful work 2021. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you Maria I appreciate your comments and it truly helps me to get a gist how my paintings appear to others. How exciting to hear about your children having an interest in art. Acrylics are really fun and drying fast is a plus for me. Hopefully he will enjoy them. Your daughter is young yet and that fluctuating interest is quite normal and actually necessary if that makes sense. Lately I have been catching up on your posts, you have such an interesting life and how wonderful to hear that your son is with you. You are truly blessed. Happy New Year to you my friend. ❤️

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      1. Thank you! I do think it’s good that my daughter tries different mediums, I encourage that. She asked Santa for clay, she is still a strong believer of Santa, and she’s been playing around with it every day since Christmas. I got her an Italian type pf clay (that I’ve been reading about on the internet) that air-dries in 24-48 hours, and it gets very hard and doesn’t break easily, along with some tools for the clay. ❤

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