My brighty stroked images of whimsical animals, vividly detailed butterflies, brightly layered feathery birds, up close flowers, dancing ocean waves and sunlit landscapes celebrate nature, which feeds my soul. I feel one with the subjects I paint. I hope some of these colors also give you a sense of well-being and joy.
Painting birds comes from my father's love of birds, as I watched him showing child-like affection to our Parakeets, Aloha and Tweetles. My dad was full of love and glee.
Roses were my mother's favorite flowers. I have painted swirly blossoms in her memory.
Blue green oceans set my spirit free as does the smooth feeling of oozy paint upon a canvas.
May I bring positive energy to others.
Teaching creatively has been my passion for 25 years. Literature was brought to life using children's backgrounds, pastels, paint, clay, theater, music, creative writing and more. On vacation time, I painted to replenish , as I listened to my favorite playlists! This school year, as I had my kiddos in class brainstorm and write about their likes and goals, my example was painting. It wasn't always like that.
On Halloween of 2002, my hubby underwent open-heart surgery to replace 2 valves that were damaged, due to a bacteria. Before the surgery, we snuggled close in his hospital bed, crying from fear and sorrow, not knowing if it will all go well. He has a healthy heart, thank God. All is good!
That Christmas holiday, Lon surprised me with a beginner's oil painting set! All I ever did was doodle cartoon characters or decorate letters, when I was a kid! Lon's card to me, that went along with the paint kit , lovingly expressed how this is his best holiday and praised me for being there for him. The he added, ' 'So here is a little something for you on this day to expand your horizons and reach out for more of what life has to offer you.'
Meryl Goudey joined Pixels.com Licensing on June 3rd, 2012.