All the Sun For You

A mom, two boys, a husband, and a whole lot of adventure!



The term painterly is used to describe a painting done in a style that embraces, shows, and celebrates the medium it’s created in (be it oil paint, acrylics, pastels, watercolor, etc.), rather than tries to hide the act of creation.

In centuries past (and in various modern art movements such as Photorealism) painters worked hard to eliminate or conceal any evident brushmarks or texture in a painting, blending and smoothing to hide all evidence of how the painting was created.

It doesn’t meant the paint has to be thick or impasto, it can be thin. The style or approach just doesn’t try to hide the fact that a brush or knife were used to create the artwork, it uses this to create an image that could only be done with paint (or art materials).

My most recent creation, for the holiday I love the most!  I cannot get over how calming this is for me – I enjoy nothing more than sitting down and painting for a couple of hours.  So cathartic, and so introverted!

Pumpkin Paint 2

Pumpkin Paint

Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

4 thoughts on “Painterly

  1. That’s really cool! I’ve been trying to reconnect with my creative side. So far I’ve gone on a calligraphy course, but I’m not very good! I do sketch every now and then but you’ve inspired me to try a bit more!

  2. I love, love painting too and wanted to major in it in college but ended up in Computer science instead. I’ve done a few sip n paint things lately and they’re really fun – i love them mostly because someone else does all the work of getting supplies and I just paint 😛

    • Oh my goodness, YES! If I bought all of the supplies, they’d end up costing way more that the experience is worth! I love showing up, painting, and leaving – huzzah!

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