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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Truly Bliss

8"x 10" oil on "Gessobord" copyright 2013 Tina M. Welter
"Bliss" 8"x 10" oil on "Gessobord" c. 2013 Tina M. Welter
This painting was inspired by a wedding we couldn't attend.   Instead of going to a wedding, we were flying home to see my Mom because she was seriously ill.   I wanted to do something special for this couple and I knew from the bridegroom that his fiancee loved cats.

I don't like to use other people's photography because of the copyright issues, but when I saw the photo of those two kittens online, I knew it was the perfect inspiration for this painting.  I tried to find the owner of this photo, the best reference I found is that it was posted on "We Heart" by Laufoo who credited Kerodragon.  So Kerodragon, thanks for the great photo and just so you know, I didn't make any money off this painting since it was a gift.

I loved painting this.  This is what I call "kitten therapy".  Just looking at those sweet little faces cheers me up.  Some people paint images that reflect their pain,  I like painting beautiful stuff to forget about the pain, and for a moment feel the bliss.


RickAndGina said...

I have a question for you.... If you were to live in Germany (with 2 small children) for 1 month, what city would you pick?

The Artist's Life Experiment said...

Jeff suggests Salzburg. It is a smaller city located in the mountains. Charming but only a couple of hours to Munich in Bavaria and Vienna, Austria. Sound of Music tours and Mozart history is there. Very green and a pretty setting.