Tiptoe

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Ok, the title may be a bit cheesy…the “Tiptoe through the Tulips” song was going through my head as I went to post this. Some of you know what I’m talking about. I grew up surrounded by music…of all types. With that said, I decided to try this challenge for Rookie Painter using a different approach than I normally do. I set out to be looser with my brush strokes. I went through several stages of talking myself through the “oh, you’ve got to be kidding me” and “this stinks” to “chill out and hold on,” and “keep working.” Then it was “just let it dry and go back with oil pastels.” That’s the thing…working through the process of how I handle my own expectations and plans for the thing. It doesn’t always work out the way I hope it will, and I don’t always have the technical skills to pull it off the way I’d like. But, hopefully in the process I’ll learn something, grow and enjoy myself along the way. Sounds kinda like life. God’s blessings!

10 x 10
acrylic w/ oil pastel
gallery wrapped canvas
contact me if you’re interested in this one
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3 thoughts on “Tiptoe

  1. Julie, this is beautiful! I love your composition and the looseness of it. I have not used oil pastels since I was a kid—I would love to try something with them again. Very cool! I do remember “tiptoe through the tulips”—I used to dance around our living room to it. I can still picture Tiny Tim—funny.

  2. Carol,
    Thanks! So glad you like it. I struggled with it quite a bit. You've made my day, again – I just gotta ask, shag? We had white shag in our living room. One of my chores was raking it on Saturdays. I loved to dance on it, too. God's blessings!

  3. Jenny

    My teacher used to say that all the time. I wonder if you ever say that to your students, I'll ask Sammy. Very nice painting. They always make me smile.

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