When I want something for my home, I always just figure I can do it myself. If I wanted truly great art (and if it weren't so darn expensive), I'd just buy it. But, as it is, I make do with the abilities and money I have. I did all of these paintings before I had kids, so it's been a long time since I've done anything new.
I started this last painting right before Ivy was born. I've only worked on it once since. I really want to finish it, but I'm convinced the only way is if I get a babysitter for a couple days. Unlike the subjects of the other paintings, which don't have any special meaning to me, this one will (if I finish it). It's a place in Recife, Brazil, where Jared served his LDS mission. We really hope to go there together one day, so maybe this painting could be a reminder of that goal.
|Here's an inspiration photograph of Rua da Aurora|
Do you think I'll ever finish it?