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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

"Blossoms in the Rain"

6 x 6 oil on board

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now this is interesting...this is the first branch we broke off yesterday on our walk - i'm not sure which kind of tree it is - we have these all over the place - not very fragrant but very pretty - by the time i finished in the studio it was pouring...well not pouring but a good rain - and i took it outside as i always do to snap the picture and it has all sorts of raindrops on it. those aren't painted - those are raindrops!!...i hope they dry....actually they're already starting to dry - i almost like the look of the painting with the raindrops on it better than without....isn't this fun?? lyb

Monday, March 30, 2009

"Stolen Blossoms..Backlit"

6 x 6 oil on board

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so here's the scoop....we were walking nellie this morning...and spring in indiana is gorgeous! - so many trees in bloom - we're not sure what's what out there - pear? apple? probably not magnolia but i swear these almost look like magnolias...as we were smelling them, all of a sudden i just had an impulse to break off a tiny bit...just a tiny bit -such good painting fodder, after all... so we did that on one tree - i'll probably paint those tomorrow....then i spotted these - so spectacular! - and it looked like the house was deserted - so i helped myself and as we were passing the house the garage door opened - boy did i scurry! - i'm pretty sure we didn't get busted -(Whew!!) later today i have to put a bunch of my delta zeta prints from IU in tubes for a fundraiser they're having this weekend - so much to do and it's almost golf season...that will be the real test...this is my 42nd daily painting...april beckons....

Sunday, March 29, 2009

"Bowl of Jalapenos"

6 x 6 oil on board

it's a lazy sunday afternoon - watching the ncaa tourney - still working on my kitchen - maybe one day soon i can get serious about this as soon as life stops getting in the way! - we had a wonderful sleepover - watched the kids' choice awards - out for breakfast this morning - very special -

Saturday, March 28, 2009

"Just a Few"

6 x 6 oil on board
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i'm excited - two of my grands are arriving in a little while for a sleepover! - at 10 this morning their mom jen called me to say oliver, who's 3, announced loudly: "i'm tired of waiting! - i'm going to ganny's all by myself!!"...needless to say - we are writing all the stuff down that these kids say - my mom did that with my kids ( i was too busy) - and i'm so glad she did - i'm doing it for my kids' kids!..as for the radishes - i pulled a couple out of the bunch and had a bit more time - i like the color better - more radish-y. i showed it to my hubby and he said..."is there anything you can do with radishes besides cutting them up and eating them?" - has anyone ever heard of cooked radishes? i may paint them a couple more times...this is my 40th daily painting...

Friday, March 27, 2009

"Gorgeous Bunch"

6 x 6 oil on board

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can you say fast and loose?? - i was gone all day - tennis match in indy and then met up with my youngest and her son joe - what fun! - i stopped in at the indy downtown marsh looking for chard (not to paint, to cook!) and found no chard but did find this gorgeous bunch of radishes - when i arrived back in columbus i discovered my hubby had also bought a gorgeous bunch of radishes - (that happens to us a lot )- and i tore up to the studio. i may do a bit more work on it tomorrow but when i got downstairs my hubby said:" you showered and painted?" "already?"....so maybe i didn't do it justice but there's always tomorrow -

Thursday, March 26, 2009

"My First Onions"

6 x 6 oil on board

ok - this is my first crack at onions - busy day today - i got to spend some time with oliver so this is the end of the day and i'm kind of kind tired....i'm hoping i'll get better at onions as i go along - i found an original rubber ducky this afternoon and i'm anxious to give that a go -

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

"Buttons"

6 x 6 oil on board
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today i decided to paint the last three button mushrooms in the package - they're still good to go for eating but they've served their purpose for me this afternoon - i'm not quite finished putting the kitchen back together but slowly but surely i'm getting there....

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

"Taters"

6 x 6 oil on board
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i had a very busy day today - went back to tennis practice - couple very inportant appointments - and didn't have a lot of time to paint - so i thought i would do something fairly simple - thus the fingerling potatoes. (if you've never had fingerlings, they're delightful!) ...turns out they weren't as simple as i thought - but fun to paint in the long run.

Monday, March 23, 2009

"Great Big Lemon"

6 x 6 oil on board
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i needed to paint something simple today - and so the painting of a great big lemon! - the plumber finally came to hook up my kitchen sink and do a few other things - i had to stop what i was doing to put a coat of paint on one wall in the bathroom because the new potty was smaller than the old one. this place is a total disaster but i promise, slowly but surely....

Sunday, March 22, 2009

"Tiny Tulips" - SOLD

6 x 6 oil on panel

this little painting is of some very small tulips. i think. they grow out by the end of the driveway and i must have planted them some time in the past but i have no idea what they are - but they're very small. they're in a small ceramic oriental vase. my hubby and our golden are waiting for a walk so i must run - back to the kitchen later.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

"Pitcherful of Daffodils"

6 x 6 oil on board
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i spent most of the morning working in the kitchen and taking care of some computer glitches (i am getting so geeky!) - i had to take a break and head to the studio - this is the bouquet of daffodils i've been saving - the pitcher was my mother-in-law's - she really loved elephants of every kind! - i placed the "thank you" worry (or happy) stone in there because i'm feeling very thankful today - for my countertops, for old friends and for SPRING arriving!!!....and now - back to work! lyb


Friday, March 20, 2009

it's done!!!


.... and so finally i have my christmas present!!!! my new granite countertops and they're absolutely gorgeous!! - i was worried i wouldn't like the color but it is perfect with all the oak and brick in the kitchen! - the only bad part is it's already past 5 and i haven't done my daily painting - it may not happen but i'll get back at it tomorrow! life is good!!!

corner piece

here's the corner - and i absolutely LOVE the granite we choose!!

progress report

ok - here's the scoop - the guys just tried to install that corner piece and, after much grunting and swearing, (kidding about the swearing..but i was afraid to look!)..they had to gently pull it back out and are at the moment out in back trimming a quarter inch off. something about the unevenness of the brick... all righty then - they have just successfully gotten that first corner piece in!!more to follow

"Before pix"







here are a few "before" pix - a bit blurry, as it turns out....i've cleaned out all the lower cabinets and removed all the drawers - all set for the new tops - i'm nervous...did we pick the right granite?...i am very excited!
big day today!!! - i'm planning to document the countertop installation with before, during and after pictures! - hoping to get time to paint today but we'll see - stay tuned.....

Thursday, March 19, 2009

"Even More Daffodils"

6 x 6 oil on board
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i actually painted this yesterday since i knew i would be gone all day - i was attending the funeral of a truly great lady and home late so i wanted to have this done before hand. it never did get cold as predicted - but i have a whole bunch in my studio - maybe tomorrow i'll paint them all - lyb

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

"More Daffodils"

6 x 6 oil on board
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i spent the whole morning with comcast - straightening out our phone situation - now we're all set and it feels good -everything is torn up awaiting our new countertops on friday but it still feels good - can't wait! - this is an antique blue bottle i used for a vase today -i love daffodils.....

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

"First Daffodils"

6 x 6 oil on board
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These just popped up in my back yard - this is the time for daffodils here in indiana but it's also the time it can turn cold in an indiana minute and it's supposed to do just that tomorrow - we're heading out for a walk in shirtsleeves and i'm planning to pick a bunch when i get back - lots of painting fodder for the next several days. we're getting our countertops on friday and i'm doing a good job of keeping up i think! i am absolutely loving this!! lyb

Monday, March 16, 2009

"Bowl of Peppers" -(Unavailable)

6 x 6 oil on board
here's my offering for today. two girlfriends came over for a walk in the middle of it and were very appreciative of my progress on this journey - and that's a good thing! - and as expensive as peppers are right now...they are back in the frig as we speak!
* - as of april 6th i have donated this painting to our local symphony group for their auction

"Baseball"

6 x 6 oil on board
my father, my husband and my son were all baseball players. this is my homage to them and to america's favorite pastime. i actually painted it yesterday but i'm posting it today after a bit of refining

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Saturday, March 14, 2009

one more thing....

the guardian angels i did a few days ago have gone to a good home - we had a visiter who's been relying on her guardian angels a lot lately so i thought she would enjoy adding these to her posse...

"Mortar and Pestle"

6 x 6 oil on board
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this ancient mortar and pestle was either my father's or we bought it early on after my husband graduated from med school. either way, this is a loose representation - i may try again later. meanwhile i'm frantically getting ready for them to install my granite countertops on friday - this will be a good test to see if i can accomplish a daily painting with all the other stuff going on. i have high hopes....

Friday, March 13, 2009

"Lucy"s Kickers" NFS

6 x 6 oil on board

these little beauties belong to my 4 year old granddaughter lucy. they are truly scuffed and very tiny - i think i may get into painting shoes. who knows - that's the fun part about this journey...

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"Toe Shoes"


6 x 6 oil on board
this is the painting i was working on yesterday when life got in the way. i don't remember whether these were mine or my almost 41 year old daughter's. i think she wore them in her stint as the lead in "alice in wonderland"...of course we were all much younger then...

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

"Leftovers"

6 x 6 oil on board
i picked these up on our walk with nellie yesterday....sad little left over leaves from last fall - soon we'll be seeing buds all over the place - spring is not quite here but it's clearly on the way - lots of painting fodder in our future!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

"Three Angels" - (Unavailable)

6 x 6 oil on board

everybody needs a guardian angel - here are three of them. lyb

Monday, March 9, 2009

"Beach Walk" SOLD

6 x 6 oil on board
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we're home from arizona - had a lovely, relaxing time - instead of a desert painting, i decided to do a beach walk - mostly because i left my memory stick in the printer at home!! - i discovered this while we were at a wonderful chihuly glass exhibit at the desert botanical gardens - imagine how much i yelled at myself for that lamebrained move!!! - but i have lots of photos from my last visit and hopefully i'll decide to do some desert stuff soon - we worked on taxes today and they came to template my counters for the new granite! (yea!!) so it was a busy day and i needed to paint what i know. back in the groove - can't wait for tomorrow! lyb

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

"Crusoe and Shakespeare"

6 x 6 oil on board
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here's another offering from my library - the robinson crusoe was published in 1885 and dedicated "to my wife" in 1890 by some wonderful husband. the little book is a pickwick shakespeare edition of antony and cleopatra published in 1900. what fun! - heading to arizona tomorrow and not taking my paints - my friend katie is finally retired and i want to spend every minute with her!!!! lyb

Monday, March 2, 2009

by the way

i stand corrected....they've been married 15 years, not 10 - i guess time flies when you're having fun!

"Old San Juan" SOLD

6 x 6 oil on board
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we went to puerto rico in january so my hubby could take a course and a test - he was sick as a dog the whole time so i was on my own to read or paint or see the sites - i loved old san juan - the narrow streets and the colorful characters - this was a fun painting to do - it got looser as i went along - which is really more my style than not. one more day til we head to scottsdale - still haven't decided whether to take my paints or not - lyb

Sunday, March 1, 2009

"Lone Sentry" -(Unavailable)

8 x 10 oil on stretched canvas

we're heading to scottsdale on wednesday so i won't be painting for a few days but i'll take lots of pics - wonderful painting fodder out there! - this will be a hostess gift for the couple we're staying with - they are two of my oldest and dearest friends who happened to get married 10 years ago - very romantic story! we're recuperating from the big "SLEEPOVER" last night - 4 of our 5 grands were here - all age 6 and under - whew!!! lyb