Covid Creativity: 22Sep2021

by Bobi Leutschaft Poitras

This painting started as an experiment.  Little did I realize what a long experiment it would be!

On an ochre background, I started making small shapes in blue. Then I made the tree shapes in brown and green, water in blue and grass in dark green. Each shape was then filled in with an appropriate colour. Twice. I then repainted all the outlines.

By far, this is the longest, most painstaking work I have done.  While I was outlining the last of the sky pieces, my daughter asked why there wasn’t a rubber ducky in there somewhere… so I put one in.

Will I ever do another painting in the same style? Perhaps the next time I lose my mind! 🙂

Ribbons of Light, Bobi Leutschaft Poitras, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 18 inches

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  1. What patience you have, Bobi! And it turned out beautifully. It is hanging in the window of the Book Nook, and the ladies who run the store really love it!


  2. Wow! this would make an amazing jigsaw puzzle!!
    I think you have created a “Where’s Waldo” project 🙂
    Is the rubber ducky along the right edge where the leaves start on the tree?


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