Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!!!

In honour of all of those fabulous mommies out there who strive to follow their artistic passion; be a supportive wife/partner; and most importantly, be the BEST mommy they can be, this " virtual bouquet" of sunflowers is for YOU!

I painted this, oh my, about errrr... 13 years ago, when I was experimenting with Impressionism with my acrylics. But I thought it was fitting for today. I just love the old masters of Impressionism. There is something so liberating about laying on think splotches of paint, and using a vibrant colour palette. Such freedom! I really admire this style, as it is a very challenging one, I think. I guess that's because I am naturally the type of person who love to include tiny details in my work, it invites the viewer to look more closely.  That's one of the reasons why I love the medium of plasticine. I get the best of both worlds. I can do tiny details and textures when I'm doing foreground subjects, and I can be more loose and mix my colours with gusto to achieve a more impressionistic style too, like with my water reflections.  Such fun :)

So I want to wish a "Happy Mother's day" to all of the great Mothers and Grandmothers out there. I hope your special day is filled with sloppy kiddie smooches and cuddles!!! And I hope your enjoy your bouquet!


Shirley said...

Happy Mother's Day to you, too! These are beautiful sunflowers! Thanks for your kind visit, so that I may view your wonderful blog and get to see your work. : )

Anonymous said...

Hi Suz, Happy Mother's Day to you too. I've always loved your sunflowers and am so glad you've shared them with other Moms on this special day.
Love & Hugs

Suzanne Del Rizzo said...

Shirley, Thanks for the visit and the kind words :) Pop by again soon!


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