Acrylic Painting of Couple In Rain

A year ago I came across a painting tutorial on Youtube of a couple in the rain and really wanted to attempt it but I didn’t have the resources at the time.  I waited until I collected everything I needed and the courage to paint something of this size.  For me, it wasn’t an easy painting and took me longer than the artist in the YT video to finish, but it was well worth it.

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Here’s my steps.  I used a 30×40 Artist’s Loft canvas

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October Colors

Took these earlier this month and just really love the colors.  It had rained during the night, and as always, the rain makes everything more vibrant.

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Our Keeshond, Teddy, will be turning 4 years old on the 31st of this month.  Each year, I love her more and more.  She is great company and so sweet and kind.

The Growing Maple

Earlier this week I was standing next to my oldest daughter and found myself really tilting my head up to look at her.  Suddenly it occurred to me that she had grown a few more inches!  She’s 4 inches taller than me now.

Speaking of growth, the maple has also grown, a  lot.  It’s still a baby but it’s looking better each year.

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In the Yard

It’s been raining for a few days now, although, it seems the sun has come up today.  The forecast for the week should be more rain and maybe even sleet on Mother’s Day.  I actually love the rain and gray clouds.  It might feel gloomy and depressing but it makes the earth so rich and vibrant with colors.

I’ve been meaning to take photos of the plants in the yard but kept forgetting until this morning.  I’m really glad I got some nice shots.  I’m always in awe of how drew droplets randomly sit on the leaves and flowers in such a way that it takes my breath away.  I feel blessed to experience this small part of nature.  It’s something so unimportant, yet, it gives me happiness.

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A Labybug In The Rain

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Each drop of rain is big as she.
Can you imagine what you’d do,
If raindrops fell as big as you?

~Aileen Fisher

The Rain

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the rain
spoke to me
slowly, saying,
what joy
to come falling
out of the brisk cloud,
to be happy again
in a new way
on the earth!
That’s what it said
as it dropped,
smelling of iron,
and vanished
like a dream of the ocean
into the branches
and the grass below.

~Mary Oliver (Last Night the Rain Spoke to Me)

It Rained

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