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Sunday, May 9, 2010

FORTITUDE
100 Paintings in 100 Days 'Inspirations from a Back Yard' Challenge
07/100


'Fortitude'
Oil 6x8
07/100

Day 07
Mother's Day today, and so my challenge painting
is perfect! This wild red columbine sent a seed
flying from the heavens, and it landed in
the crack of an old coal bin that is attached to the
back wall off of my house. I was so thrilled to find
this delicate little plant with all of its bright red blooms,
and was even more intrigued to see where it had
decided to root. Just shows what can happen when you have
a little fortitude.

Happy Mother's Day!
We are so thankful for our mothers
and everything they did for us. This year, my
husband and I lost his mom, leaving us both
'motherless children', but we were so blessed to have
both of our mothers for such a long time. We are also
incredibly blessed to have my daughter, her husband and their
three beautiful children. They came to visit today and
our home was instantly filled with hugs, kisses, laughter,
and lots of good food. What could be better?



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please contact me. Thank you.






6 comments:

Carolyn said...

What a little treasure in your backyard! And a beautiful little painting as well!

aktmanda1122 said...

Happy Mother's Day Momma, I love you and great job once again on the paintings!

Pat Koscienski said...

Great job on the flowers as well as the cracks in that cement. Happy Mothers Day!

AutumnLeaves said...

What a beautiful and most delicate looking flower! Ironic that it is growing from such a seemingly inhospitable environment! I'm glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day, Claire.

L. O'Neal said...

I'm as interested to see the titles of your works as much as the works themselves -- the titles tell the story. Inspirational piece.

Rosemary said...

Am so glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day! Can't believe I'm just getting here to check on the progress of your challenge! I LOVE this painting! Have looked at each of them - and have declared #7 my favorite to date! The composition, the palette, texture and most of all the way you handled the cracks in the cement! This is a wow! I can tell you are having fun with these! What an inspiration you are!

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