Welcome to my Art Blog! I paint or draw most weekdays and sometimes finish a painting a day. I fondly call them my "Postcards from Paradise" because it's such a beautiful place the Lord made here for us.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

June Painting Challenge: Sheet, Favorite Blanket, Scarf or Shawl

This month's challenge was chosen by Suzanne Berry. I actually had started a much different painting last week for this idea but changed my mind about it at the last minute and set this one up instead.

The little quilt is something I made years ago. I started it when I was pregnant with my first child, sewing together the pieces by hand on occasional car trips. I think I finally finished it during pregnancy number three and hung it over the edge of the baby crib. I dug it out of storage recently in anticipation of our first grandchild being born.
The vintage dolly is one I had as a kid long ago. After receiving the expensive toy, I promptly gave her a haircut, effectively ruining any collector value. She was loved, though, and I made little outfits for her by hand as a child from scrap material.

If you're wondering who Chloë is, she is my brand new granddaughter. Our family is very blessed and we give thanks for a safe delivery.
"Waiting for Chloë"
8x10" Oil on hardboard
©2010
Diana Moses Botkin

Our monthly painting group membership is now a cozy array of five. Here are the varied and imaginative pieces which the other four created in response to our June Challenge.



(above left) "Pillowcase" 18x18" Oil on canvas ©2010 Suzanne Berry
(above right) "Saturday Chores" 6x6" Oil on panel ©2010 Robin Cheers



(above left) "Le Drape" 9x12" Oil on panel ©2010 Vicki Ross(above right) "Lily of the Valley with Lace Table Scarf " 12x12" Oil on panel ©2010 Jeanne Illenye

4 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

This piece is just gorgeous! It is made even more special knowing the history behind both the quilt and the dolly. Fabulous work, Diana!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I love the different 'takes' on a challenge subject. These are fabulous.

suzanneberry said...

Diana, this is just precious and so touching, because she really is waiting for Chloe! I absolutely love the palate, perfect. Another amazing creation.

Diana Moses Botkin said...

It's very fun to read your remarks this morning. Thank you for dropping by and leaving comments.

Suzanne: I'm so glad you chose this subject! Who knows how long I would've gone otherwise before putting these things together in a still life.