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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Lots of painting!

Last week we had a great 2 day workshop with Marla Baggetta and I came home with an almost finished painting the 2nd day. Happily I was able to work on it during our busy weekend, and it's about ready to take down to the gallery now.

This week we visited a new site to paint---Baskett Slough wildlife refuge which had lovely views of ochre colored hills, farmers fields, and a large marsh with geese & egrets contentedly posing for us. Everyone there agreed it was a super plein air location with lots of inspiration & we hoped to return again!

This weekend, my daughter decided to paint a picture for her boyfriend, since he was moving into a new house Sunday. She found a board in Brad's shop, painted the background, then found an image online which she enlarged with our opaque projector, drew it onto the board, then painted it with acrylics. As the "deadline" approached, she enlisted my help with painting the spokes on the bike tires. To say the least, her boyfriend was very happy with his new gift!

Inspired yet? I am! Off to finish another painting!!


m i c h e l l e said...

I'm SO inspired! Your painting is gorgeous Jana and Mariah's painting SO FABULOUS!!!! What a great gift!e

JRJ said...

Ah Michelle, thank you! That's Eliza tho, not Mariah---just to keep those girlies straight :)! Mariah would be the first to say she's NOT a painter---but I think she has some latent artist painting talent she's just hiding from us!

enigma said...

your paintings are lovely!

m i c h e l l e said...

Ah okay! Thanks for the reminder! :-)