Thursday, February 26, 2009

Joy!



This was such a fun painting to do! Everything about it is filled with happiness and joy. These times are definitely worth preserving - either on film or in a painting.

This painting is the first to be completed as a full-time artist. (Yes, I have now finished my job.) Yesterday was my last day, and the wonderful people I worked with had a fabulous Chinese food luncheon for me. It was a great time of laughter, reminiscing, and just enjoying one another's company. My friendships with many of my co-workers will continue. They are very special people to me. 

Now my task is to learn how to relax, rest, and regain energy... some believe I will work harder for myself than I did for others! The difference will be that I can stop at any time, and go for a walk, hop in the Jeep and go hunting for spectacular pictures, or run down to my garden and do some digging in the dirt. Just thinking about these things fills me with the same kind of joy that is in the painting above! Hmmmm... think I will take that joy and begin a new painting. :-)

If you are interested in purchasing this painting, or commissioning a special moment you would like preserved as a painting, please contact me: jogiesbrecht@gmail.com

2 comments:

Michelle said...

Beautiful piece - I can definitely feel the love and joy.

Congratulations again on this new phase of your life my friend!

Kim said...

I love how you captured Isaiah. It's really very "him!" Love it.