Monday, November 16, 2009

"Anticipation" 8" x 8 "oil on panel

My friend Kim gave me this amaryllis the other night-I planted it in the amazing wafer mix that puffs up with water- and now I wait. I will paint it weekly so you can see its progress.

I bet you all have them too- they are in all the stores! I think getting them to bloom again will be a challenge-so cool that something that looks as droll as  like this is going to be so beautiful! I did this one rather quickly- and listened to a beautiful African cd while I painted-seems to have a folk art look to it....

7 comments:

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Remember what you said about the African CD to me last night!!!! I love this - and it is inspiring me to go out and GET an amaryllis today. $5 Ocean State Job Lot. And I'm loving that coffee cup, too!

Sally Dean said...

thanks Kelly!
I get the Putamato mixes of world music at the library-I love all of them! I also love the art on the label.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I love it. Tell me about the music. I need some good stuff to get me away from talk radio :D
I am raising some paperwhites. I love the smell!

Anonymous said...

Sally - I love this!

For some reason I've always had good luck getting my amaryllis to bloom again. Probably because I completely ignor them for the summer months and then I take pitty on them and water around November, and oh my how beautiful they look after the holidays when all of a sudden I need something pretty to look at.

Michele :-D

Manon Doyle said...

Hey Sally,

I came here from Kelley's site!! I love your work! I read your profile and now I'm soooo jealous. My dream is to have a barn studio... yes... I want one of those...lol!

Sally Dean said...

Hey!
I m so happy to get your comments-thanks!
Anonymous- thanks for the growing tip- I will do the same next year! ( if I remember)
Manon-thanks! I am a big fan of your work too-hope you get the barn- its actually a kit!
MSW- its all at the library in the world section. Love those paper-whites but not a huge fan of the smell....

Michele DeLuca said...

I am your annoying anonymous poster only because I can't figure out how to be anything but. :(
Michele