This is an original painting
My Happy Place
What is your happy place? My happy place is sitting outdoors looking over the countryside where the only sounds are coming from nature, a gentle breeze is blowing, butterflies are flitting from flower to flower, and God whispers His love in my ear.
Isaiah 33:17 Your eyes will see the king in his beauty and view a land that stretches afar.
My husband had given me a beautiful bouquet for our anniversary, so I stopped other projects I was working on to use the flowers for a painting lesson for one of my students. I used a live lily for the model. I wanted to keep the painting very simple, since my teenage student had very little experience in art. I painted along with him; painting on my canvas, while he painted on his. After my student no longer needed to look at my painting for a sample, I added feathers, little flowers, and butterflies for my own enjoyment.
It took a few weeks to work on the painting, since my student only came once a week. During that time, the live lily kept drooping and changing shape as it faded away. I was forced to finish the painting from my imagination. My initial realistic endeavor turned into something more dreamy and abstract. My paintings tend to take on a life of their own. I'm just along for the ride.