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Monday, September 28, 2009

"Just the Three of Us"

6 x 6 oil on canvs panel
so we were at the cottage this weekend..very sad to think we may not get back there this fall but always such a healing and relaxing environment when we're there. of course we did mexican on friday but the girls had to have martinis on saturday night - and so the olives. (these were actually olives from my frig at home) - their dad hand-stuffed their olives with bleu cheese ...(such a guy)...- we spent one whole day playing least my son in law said we spent 10 hours and he may have been right! my friend katie introduced me to the game in arizona and it is so much fun!! - i finally got my girls to play and i must admit i think they're hooked! i have a busy week but i hope to get back to painting! golf season is really winding down and i have to squeeze every last morsel out of it! in another couple months painting will take priority again but, til then.....

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

"Georgia Sky"

6 x 8 oil on canvas panel
just another georgia sky....we're actually heading down there in 45 days...but who's counting?...we're heading to the lake tomorrow and i'm not feeling quite up to snuff. i'm fighting a cold and i'm not sure i'll be taking my paints with me so if i don't post anything for a couple days, that'll be the reason!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


6 x 6 oil on canvas panel

so here's a little study i did a few days ago - it's from one of many reference photos from workshops gone by -no time to paint today - we played in a member-member golf outing and actually managed to win second low gross despite some really shabby play. we won these fabulous packable chairs we're going to take to our workshop in georgia in november. did i mention we're taking janet powers' workshop again? - we took one in may and had such a good time we thought we'd give it another go@!! happy autumnal equinox everyone - i think it officially turned fall a little more than a half an hour ago!

Monday, September 21, 2009

"I've Got Your Back"

6 x 6 oil on canvas panel
so here are just a couple tomatoes - busy day and not very inspired - i'm having so much fun with the kids' paintings that fruits and vegetables don't turn me on all of a sudden...we'll see where this is leading.....

Sunday, September 20, 2009

"One Strawberry"

6 x 6 oil on canvas panel

so here it is - sunday - pouring down rain almost all day long! - no golf of course...bummer...i spent a couple hours in my studio - i really need to keep at it about straightening it up - very bad! - i did this little strawberry painting and then i promptly ate my subject matter! - tasty! - then i did a small nude study - i'll save that to post on anther occasion when i have nothing to show for the day. thaaaaat's it folks!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

"Where There's a Will..."

6 x 6 oil on canvas panel
so here's my first and oldest grandchild will...probably about age 5.... as you can see, he (like all of my grands) has his ganny's "go funny" eyelid. they all seem to have inherited my droopy left eyelid so i alternate between being proud and feeling sorry for them! we've been able to play some golf lately - nine and dine last night where our team came in second - i do believe we were low gross with a score of 2 under however...then today davey and i played 18 and got home in a timely manner to watch the hoosiers. (we're winning 38-14 - sounds good but we haven't started conference play yet...) getting ready for a good steak and some wonderful red wine so all in all, it's been a good day: golf, painting, and a good meal. only one thing could have made it better....

Thursday, September 17, 2009

"Come to My Party"

6 x 6 oil on canvas panel
so here's tillie! - this photo was on the evite for her 7th birthday party and i just love it! - you can see her front teeth are beginning to grow back in and she's having a ball on that swing! -i am one lucky lady to have such wonderful painting fodder as these grands of mine!!! plus i got to play golf today so all in all, i have a pretty perfect and magic life!!!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

"Baby Joey"

6 x oil on canvas panel
this is my youngest grand, joseph, or baby joey as luce ma goose calls him. he turned two the end of june and is incredibly brilliant but, of course, so are all my grands!!! just returned home from a golf outing in martinsville - lovely ladies to play with but really bad putting from yours truly - i can't even blame it on a strange course with new greens...i just had no confidence in my putting and that can really ruin your game! - but it was a lovely day and better to be out there playing bad golf than home doing anything else...(other than painting of course)

Monday, September 14, 2009

"Luce Ma Goose"

6 x 6 oil on canvas panel
well - after a little time away from painting i'm back. our granddaughter tillie celebrated her 7th birthday this weekend and there was a mighty celebration indeed! i helped a bit with food and dog sitting and ollie watching so i didn't have much chance to get to the studio. i've decided to carry out my plan to paint the grands each year - maybe more than once a year since it's so darn much fun!! this first one is of four-year-old lucy...otherwise known as luce ma goose or, as her dad calls her, the magic lady. as her mom is fond of saying.."lucy will run a small country some day..." and i think she may be right! i started a painting of my youngest grand and hopefully i can post that tomorrow - such fun!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

"Nicoise Prep"

6 x 6 oil on canvas panel

life has been busy lately - we stopped at the market on the way home from golf today to pick up some stuff - i'm fixing tuna niciose tonight and thought i'd paint a few of the goodies that will go into it. it's one of our favorite summer dishes - not sure i will be posting tomorrow - big day out of town and home late. i'm planning to donate a painting to our local volunteer fire department and they've given me a list of several to choose from. even though i'm painting for my own edification, i'm so delighted when folks seem to enjoy my work!

Monday, September 7, 2009

"Nude in the Window" (in progress)

11 x 14 oil on stretched canvas
this is the nude i've been working on - i'm sort of sneaking up on her - seeing something i want to change, adding something, taking something away...i love the dramatic lighting in this view..
i was working on this with the girls at our paintout the other afternoon and we were commenting on what a wonderful thing the human body is - to paint, to sculpt, to draw...i have lots of fodder for nudes from workshops i've attended and i'm thinking i may do more of these.

"Lisa's Sunflowers"

6 x 6 oil on canvas panel
so we had a family reunion at the cottage this weekend - about 45 people - not all of them family - lots of friends, etc - one friend, lisa, brought these from her garden - so festive! - they were in a tall vase but i wanted to concentrate on the flowers themselves. fall is arriving and i think i'll have more time to paint - i'm thinking it won't be long before we have our first fire!! yikes!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

"Yellow Tulips in the Backyard"

7 x 9 oil on panel
we were in my friend jane's back yard today - i worked a bit on a couple other paintings but ended up doing this as my daily endeavor. beautiful yellow tulips with lots of color in them but i'll have to check the values and color later since we were outside and the sun was peeking through here and there. this will be the last post for a few days since we're heading to the cottage for another family reunion..other side this time...i'll get back to work sunday or monday - happy labor day weekend everybody! lyb

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

"Clown Face Egg"

6 x 6 oil on canvas panel

ok - so it looked like a clown face! this is the same egg i painted the other day - it's been sitting in the dish in the fridge and it's a little tired looking. i am very excited.....i got an i phone today!! - actually it's supposed to be my husband's but that's not happening! - it's going to be so much fun to learn to use - i think i may be able to post while we're on vacation without wifi..we'll see...we're painting at my friend jane's tomorrow so i know i'll be able to check back in tomorrow night -