Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Resting and Reflecting on 2010

Pen and Ink Commission
Beth S Macre© 2010
Well its been awhile since I posted in my blog. Its been a very hectic 2010, but especially leading up to Christmas.  I was commissioned to do several pen and ink home portraits for Christmas.  Although I love doing them, the added pressure of getting them all done in time for Christmas on top of working full time, was stressful to say the least!  I hope to do more in the future, just not all right before Christmas! 
2010 has been a busy one and I will be happy to say goodbye to 2010 and hope for a less stress filled 2011.  I'm trying to keep a positive attitude and hoping the economy will keep getting better and better!

I hope everyone has a great New Year and stay safe and close to your loved ones. 

Monday, December 6, 2010

Peace Painting

 Peace...don't we all wish for Peace. Peace in the world, peace at home, peace at work, or simply peace in our hearts.  This is something that I pray for every day.  Somedays I have it, some days, not so much. But to me, a freshly fallen snow is about the closest to Peace as I can be. 

So, the studio in Searcy, Second Saturday Studio, asked the artists to create a piece that illustrates the word Peace.  This painting will be on display and for sale December 11th at the Studio in Searcy, Arkansas.  I thought I would experiment with mixed media, texture, but also include a home, which seems to be my favorite subject. Here are a couple of photos of the painting, as it was finished.  The second photo was taken from the side, so you can see, the texture and the fact that the painting wraps around the
side of the canvas. 

So, I hope you find Peace daily, but especially this season.

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