It’s been a while since I’ve featured a painting here on my blog, so I wanted to share this one. This week while working on my Christmas children’s book illustrations, I just needed a quick break from the pressure of illustrating. I wanted to paint something that was just “no pressure” and allowed me to be free with my work. Doing paintings for “me” is such a refresher sometimes. Anyway, I came across an image on my phone that I took months ago of these beautiful petunias, and immediately knew that’s what I wanted to paint. They did their job, and I had SO much fun painting them. I was able to get back to my illustrations with much more clarity and motivation afterwards, too.
I named the painting Welcoming Petunias though because here in Dallas, just starting this week, I’ve been seeing gardens full of petunias and the big box shops putting out all their garden supplies and flowers. It’s always my favorite when you walk into a shop and there are flowers for sale out front–no matter what kind!! It’s always my favorite. It’s so welcoming. Also, I named them that because it feels like Spring has been in TX since we moved here (despite the one freezing week we had early January) and that alone has been so welcoming for us to our new home state.
(UPDATE: SOLD!) This painting is available in my shop as of today! Click here to go to the shop.
Lastly, I recorded a little time-lapse video of this painting start to finish, too. Don’t miss it! I love these time-lapse videos and hope to do more, so hang in there while I get all the technical bits sorted out. 😉 Hope you enjoy!
Welcoming Petunias (Time Lapse)