April Showers


 It's funny how my painting is so affected by the weather! Since it's currently raining out, and it's April, seems like a good time to post this painting. I named it "April in St. Paul".  I think this is the most I've ever struggled wth a painting so far. We struggled for two days where at one point I even was scrubbing off the paint over my work sink with a huge scrub brush that you'd scrub a floor with.  Lordy how we struggled! I had only been painting 6 months when I did this one and I was still learning (and I still am and always will be) how to listen to my paint and how to just really learn to let go.  Once I let go and shut my mind out of it, it solved it's self.  I can't tell you the joy I felt when I knew I "got" it. My painting and I had made peace and I was finally satisfied that I could quit and we both could rest. Whew. This one is very near and dear to my heart!