The day I painted this was not ideal. The house was a mess, nothing seems to be going right, so I was not in the best of mood. That afternoon I was scheduled to paint with a mentor at the gallery. I didn't want to go but husband encouraged me to do so. Me: Fine, it would be good to get out of the house anyway. When I was finally in front of the easel, not exactly sure what to paint, I decided I’m just gonna play today, and chose this reference photo. I paused to pray before starting. Then I felt the shift, there was peace, my joy was back, and I was painting! Frank, my art mentor, was initially skeptical about my choice of subject. He said he never thought he’d be excited about a painting of a child’s bucket but he was thrilled with the finished piece.
This original oil painting is made with professional quality oil paints on museum series flat panel gessoboard.
Available Unframed or Framed. If you would like to learn more about framing for original paintings, click here.
Unframed painting: 12" x 12" (approx 30x30 cm)
Plein aire frame: 17” x 17" (approx 43x43 cm)
"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." ~ Psalm 118:24