Monday, March 30, 2015

Blossom Connoisseurs, Commissions, and painting during winter

5"x7" oil on archival panel
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As you continue to send out love, the energy returns to you in a regenerating spiral... As love accumulates, it keeps your system in balance and harmony. Love is the tool, and more love is the end product. 
- Sara Paddison, "Hidden Power of the Heart"

One of the things I love to do is complete commissions for others! There is nothing like collaborating on a project to help someone satisfy their vision - whether it is a commemoration of a special event, an anniversary, a birthday, a new home. 
These kitties are a small study for a larger painting that was commissioned as a birthday gift for her dear friend. I kept it under wraps for a long as not to "blow the surprise".  It makes me so happy to be a part of this...especially to watch the giver and receiver, and the joy they experience.  The larger piece (in a square format), is now hanging in her home! 
 This winter I've been painting orchids in my studio while the snow continued to pile up outside. I did take a couple trips down to Florida to visit my mom, once for a beach trip, then to stay with her during cataract surgery. 
While my 2 orchid plants are blooming, I'm getting a lot of mileage out of them! And in the middle of these, I've begun the process for another commissioned piece that I'm VERY excited about! 


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Blogger Diane L Hoeptner said...

Kittehcats!!! Oh, this is delightful. Gorgeous composition, very well done Roxanne!

April 14, 2015 at 8:05 AM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

ohhh- thank you so much Diane! That means so much!

April 14, 2015 at 9:39 AM  

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