painting in progress, tree of life
This painting is LONG overdue and it feels so nice to finally be working on it. My husband and I made a cast of my belly bump when I was 8 months pregnant with my now 6 year old son Ethan. I always knew I wanted to paint it but, it is such an important piece of art to me that I was afraid to start it. Unclear of what I wanted to create I hung the plain plaster cast our wall for 6 years.
In 2010, I completed my belly bump painting of my second son, Hudson who is now 4 years old. After finishing Hudson's painting, Ethan was a little sad that his belly bump art had yet to be painted and I knew that it was time to give it some thought. I wanted something that represented life, and I love trees and tree art so, the tree of life symbol just felt right. I finally started working on the painting today. I was a little fearful getting started (that really is the hardest part isn't it?) but, once I got going the painting flowed and this is where I left off after today's painting session ...
Have you commemorated something special in your life through your art? If so, I'd love to hear about it, feel free to add a link to it on your blog or website too!
Labels: painting in progress