Megan O'Dea Jenkins

Wishing you smiles and laughter every day.

Frosting Flowers October 4, 2010

I visited Justin Gaffrey‘s incredible gallery in Seaside, FL this summer.

It was the amazing painting sitting in the sun outside of his gallery of colorful flowers and the words  to the song You Are My Sunshine that peaked my interest. That was the song my Mom sang to us when we were little tykes, I love it.

But the most intriguing thing I learned about this artist is that he used to be a chef, so the fact that he paints with a palette knife and his flower paintings look like thick, bright, delicious frosting covering an enormous and beautiful canvas full of color was not surprising.  Some of his flowers can be 2 inches thick and his paintings can take up to one week to completely dry. Incredible!

Justin’s work is inspiring me to be more abstract and free in my acrylic paintings, it’s difficult,  but a little painting I’m working on is coming together nicely, I’ll be sure to share it when it’s complete.  For now, I will browse Justin’s site daily for inspiration.

What is your creative inspiration?

Smiles!

Megan

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4 Responses to “Frosting Flowers”

  1. Kate Says:

    You make me happy when skies are grayy!!!

    What acrylic painting are you working on?? 🙂

  2. dad Says:

    You’ll never know dear, how much I love you
    Please don’t take my sunshine away!
    MOM
    (Kate…..I sang it to you, too…did you forget the last two lines?!!

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