Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A New Painting "Cotton Pickers"




I've been having fun experimenting with impressionism lately. I really admire the impressionists! It is so much harder than it looks! Do you have a favorite impressionist?




Here is a zoom in on the pickers...



Cotton Pickers, 12x18 gallery wrapped canvas, $140

My grandma Lorraine picked cotton on the farm during the depression. She use to tell me stories about the hard times. As horrible as they were I can tell you that she was one of the toughest women I've ever known. She was the first woman in Tarrant country to buy a home without a man to co-sign! She owned her own successful business and raised 5 children. I'm sure those tough times built strength and character that helped her deal with any obstacle the rest of her life.








-Linsey




25 comments:

Artsy VaVa said...

Beautiful, as always!

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

I agree! I wish I could paint!! You are so talented!

Angie said...

It's beautiful, Linsey - what a gift you have! I'll be featuring you next week at Knick of Time Tuesday. Thanks for sharing it at the blog hop!

Blessings,
Angie @ Knick of Time

Debra @ Common Ground said...

This painting is so wonderful! Love hearing about your grandmother, can't imagine how hard that would have been!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love this, Lindsey! The sky in it is beautiful. You have lovely memories of your grandmother, how sweet!

I love the impressionists, too, all of the popular ones. lol! Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh...I am not that painterly. Keep up the great painting!

XO,
Jane

Anne said...

Linsey,
Beautiful painting.LOVE all of the colors too.My favorite artist is Georges Seurat.I am not sure if he was an impressionist.But I always admired his paintings.My favorite is La Grande Jatte.
((((Hugs))))
Anne

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Gorgeous! You always amaze me!

Samantha said...

I am blown away by your talent! Such an amazing painting.
:) Samantha

Trish @TheOldPostRoad said...

Love it! Beautiful!!!
-Trish

Trish @TheOldPostRoad said...

I have a group of "artists who blog" on my side bar and just added you! Love your art!
-Trish

summersoul said...

wow that is an impressive story! Your painting is beautiful! Nice tribute to her :)

MC

anangloinquebec said...

Just discovered your blog and I have to tell you that your paintings are exquisite. I have been scrolling through.... I assume you ship to Canada.

Kathie said...

Very pretty. I am a new follower!

Violets Are Blue said...

Beautiful picture Lindsey. I'm sure it will be sold soon. Patty/BC

Gloria said...

Beautiful painting! It was wonderful that you shared a story about your grandmother to go along with your painting. I love Impressionist paintings. My favorite painters from that time period are: Renoir, Monet, and Mary Cassatt.

Blessings for a happy week!

xoxo...Gloria

Laurel Stephens said...

I love the Impressionists, and your beautiful painting does them proud!

debra said...

I think my favorite impressionist is YOU after seeing this painting / what a wonderful talent you have!

debra said...

I think my favorite impressionist is YOU after seeing this painting / what a wonderful talent you have!

Buffi Neal said...

You are a very talented artist!
New follower from the Blog Hop
-Buffi
My Wonderfully Dysfunctional Blog

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It is beautiful! I like a lot of artists...and now I've found you! Wonderful art!

Anne said...

Gorgeous! Love the clouds and the pickers are wonderful!!

You've done such a beautiful job Linsey. The Impressionists would be proud of you!

xox

Honey at 2805 said...

Just saw this painting at Knick of Time! It is just beautiful! Impressionism is my favorite!

Swede Dreamer said...

Absolutely beautiful!! You have such talent!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Another gorgeous painting!!

Nick Lyon said...

This kind of portray is really wonderful! Enjoy discovering the grandmother, can not envision just how difficult that will are already!
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