1.30.2011

Rainbow Raindrops

If you are just joining my art journey, then umbrellas and raindrops may seem a bit out of place here.  But one of my favorite subjects awhile back were indeed umbrellas.  I painted many umbrellas actually.  They hold alot of symbolism for me.   I've not painted one since, well.....I get a little teary as I write this.  You see, I sent a friend an umbrella painting card while he was very ill to "guard and protect him from the pain.  an umbrella that would always be waiting when he needed. an umbrella that I would hold if he needed....."  And he kept that card with him, always.  Up until his death I was told.  So I've not painted an umbrella for sometime now.  But as I was playing with some new encaustic paintings ideas I decided it was time.  And boy am I glad I did.  There is so much joy in this little painting.   Two little friends sharing an umbrella as rainbow colored raindrops fall all around them.  

As I continue to prepare for my upcoming Solo Show, I made a simple request of myself.  To let go of fears, to paint in as many mediums as I knew, and to share the love of ALL I do in the studio.  And most of all, to be proud of the end results.  So this show will include acrylics, oil pastel paintings, encaustics, plaster sculptures, mixed media, and jewelry.  Yep.  It's going to be good.  I can feel it.  I promise to share more details about the show later.  But for now, I pass an umbrella on to you. 

6 comments:

sydney @ memorable minutes said...

it's beautiful jenni! and I can say proudly i am well aware of your umbrellas! I just organized all my jewelry and i had pieces of yours i had forgotten about!

garden clippings said...

I love it Jenni. Good for you for pushing through the fear. You have encouraged me, through your actions, to try different mediums I have worked with in the past and let sit for a long time. Blessings to you!

Erica OGrady said...

This is so lovely and heartwarming! I'll never look at umbrellas the same way again.

By the way, I have the same sort of curious obsession with Rocking Chairs and Hammocks :)

wanda miller said...

LOVELY THOUGHTS and WONDERFUL paintings!

Felicia said...

Hi Jenni, that painting is so happy - you are so right to test your bravery, how else will you get bigger and braver?
Your work is so lovely, i'm glad I found your blog!

Kerry said...

I'm glad I found your blog too. Good on you for exploring everything you enjoy in each medium & pushing your limits. I think your show is going to be great.

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