Today’s hand-made stamp painting is of my favorite flower, Gaillardia.
I fill my garden beds with its bright hues and it flowers all summer long!
I also live in the Ocean state, Rhode Island, thus the little nod to the nautical in the back ground. Last week I had made the paisley stamp while creating art with the kids. I figured it would be a fun addition as a tablecloth. In fact, the graphic boldness of the blue and white is my favorite part of the print.
If I were to create it again, I would omit the Dahlias. Sometimes you just don’t know until you try. Oh well, lesson learned.
Regardless, this 16 x 20″ acrylic painting gives me a beach cottage vibe. Which on the hottest day of the summer and living in a beach town, seems well suited.
We are off to the beach for an early evening dip. As locals in a tourist area, you begin to enjoy the area in unexpected ways. Meeting up with friends, letting the kids run wild on the shore, drinking a cold one.
The simple pleasures of summer.