Naptime Series

In the summer of 2014 it occurred to me that my painting had virtually been on hold since the birth of my son. I expressed my desire to paint to my beloved husband.  He encouraged me to find time somehow to take up my passion again.  After a few failed attempts of painting during the day, I realized that the best time to paint, for both my son and I, was nap time.

Elliott's Island

Elliott’s Island

All of the paintings in this series were completed during my son’s nap time. With a limited period of time, I committed myself to complete at least one painting per day. Sometimes I had 45 minutes, other times I had 2 hours.  After 14 6×6 paintings, I decided to move up in canvas size. Lately, I have been working on larger pieces that I can complete in 4-5 nap times.

'Til the Tide Comes In

‘Til the Tide Comes In

My goal is to complete 3-4 of these a week. It will be a nice challenge to see what I can accomplish in such a short period of time. Normally, I do not limit myself to any sort of timetable when I paint. I think this project should help me be efficient with color mixing and shape when all is said and done.

NapTime Series- Works in Progress

NapTime Series- Works in Progress

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Winter in Assateague

On the Way to Getting Lost

On the Way to Getting Lost

Winter Vista

Winter Vista

Chasing the Sunset

Chasing the Sunset

1st Layer, The Reward of a Long Hike

1st Layer, The Reward of a Long Hike

A quick pastel during lunchtime with my boy.

A quick pastel during lunchtime with my boy.

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4 thoughts on “Naptime Series

  1. I love the sky colors in the pastel work it is so beautiful 😀 the 6×6 paintings are awesome just the perfect little capture I could see them hanging in a gallery arrangement in someone’s home and you can just jump right and go on a day dream adventure in those paintings.

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  2. I recently received a commissioned piece from Rachel as a Christmas gift from my children that brought me to tears when I opened it. The painting was of my dad’s workshop which focused on some very prominent items in his shop that speak to me with strong memories. As my dad passed away within the past year, this painting brings him and my memories of his daily work to life. The details that Rachel was able to capture, perfectly, look as if I am standing in his workshop waiting for him to come around the corner. This is one of the greatest gifts I have every received and it is so well done. What a cherished surprise and thank you Rachel for your efforts and artistic perfection.

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