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Thursday, January 29, 2015

another zebra started

working on this..i finished a large peony painting but forgot to take a photo..will do that tomorrow..

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

today's effort..first pass...

ok.. so this is 24x30..i bought some framed prints at a local furniture store that was going out of business a while back...always stocking up on frames..just in cases...this will go in a gold frame that my hubby worked hard yesterday to free from it's old print..i really love the frame and I think i'm going to love this..i have to finish it before Monday..i'm heading up to my new gallery representation in carmel..

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

today's effort...

this is on my easel..i think I finished yesterday's guys and started this today..needs a lot of work but I wanted to get this posted..can't wait for tomorrow...

Monday, January 26, 2015

back home again...and finally back to painting...

so we're home from was a wonderful trip..warm and sunny and lots of good food and fun...but no dogs allowed on the beach so it doesn't look good for us finding a place to rent there!...working hard to re-enter...mail and calls, etc...and I finally got to my studio this afternoon...wanting to do rather a series of we'll see.. this guy will need some tweaking tomorrow but i'm having fun with it!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Took the day off..

No golf today..yesterday we played at tiburon in the ritz Carlton complex..joined two fine fellows from Pennsylvania..mike and nick..lots of fun..then dinner with ted and seeing old we browsed around..went to the famous third street..lots of tony shops and eateries ..stopped in a few art galleries..left a few rained on...and had lunch down on the dock..wonderful lazy day..!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Monday morning...

So we thought yesterday that we would be happy winning one out of three of those games...underdogs in all three...after the Hoosiers pulled it out we may have gotten greedy..especially when the pack was crushing...can't believe they'd threw it way like that..starting with the slide after the interception in the fourth quarter..that set of downs was so crucial and....the rest is history.....and don't even get me started on the colts!!!!!...I guess that just gives me more time to paint when I get home...I am going to try to post our view but not sure i know how...nope...can't do it....

Saturday, January 17, 2015

So here we are in Naples...

I just realized I should be taking pics with this iPad and then I can access them and post them here on my blog!!.. We arrived in Naples..Florida not Italy...on Thursday afternoon... Played golf by ourselves yesterday here at the Naples beach and golf but a bit cold and windy..and then today we played the lely mustang course with a couple of wonderful of them a senior champion ...we weren't able to finish our round since we had dinner plans with some IU buddies from indiana...had a great time with them catching up and enjoying a great meal at bayside ...tomorrow it's all about  tv viewing...IU at one, packers at three and colts at six thirty...could we possibly go three for three!?!?!?!...stay tuned....

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

affirmation..dancing in the light..

acrylic on canvas
so this is a piece I've been working on for a's available at our wonderful downtown restaurant Tre Bicchiere in Columbus...

Thursday, January 8, 2015

day eight.."Affirmation"

30x24 acrylic on gallery wrap canvas
so this will be going to the Inspire studio gallery tomorrow..she wanted some more abstract work so this is it..

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

day six..tanner

so this is a painting of nephew's golden who went to doggie heaven late last year..his momma commissioned this painting for him for Christmas and I was thrilled to do it!..the photo she sent was of tanner in a yard full of fall leaves so I had to do my best to make tanner emerge from the background..hope I did him justice!..

Monday, January 5, 2015

day five...abstract...

24x24 acrylic on gallery wrap canvas
so today is day gallery owner in indy wanted some abstract pieces for january..this is a flower..sort of abstract..i may revisit this tomorrow and add some ink or gold leaf for fun..

Sunday, January 4, 2015

day 4..charlie the dog..

8x8 oil on gallery wrap canvas
so this is day mom's birthday..we think..although she died in 85, I always think of her especially today..or maybe yesterday..she was never quite sure when her birthday was..she was a trip!! and I miss her dearly!..anyway..this is granddaughter Lucy's other dog..I've already painted rosie for her so this is chalie..lucy will turn double digits on the 8th..(yowsah!!)..I think I might just do a painting for each of my grands' birthdays this year..that might be fun!!...i'm also working on a very large zebra painting...and i'm absolutely loving it!!!!

day three...a commission..

actually this was painted last month..i knew this 30 in 30 challenge was coming up so I think it counts!..this is a commission for my friend ron..these are his three grands..all together at the beach in santa cruz, California..i am working on a very large zebra painting which won't be done for a while..also planning to paint a birthday present for my granddaughter..maybe today...

Friday, January 2, 2015

Day two...daisy...

so this is daisy...she belonged to a friend and went to doggy heaven a few months ago..a very hard Christmas for her owners because daisy was really into Christmas!..she looked forward to unwrapping all her gifts!..i have no idea how they kept her out of their gifts ....anyway..i wanted to paint this for this is my day 2 painting...

Thursday, January 1, 2015

30 in 30..Notre Dame Golden Dome

so this is a 10x8 oil painting of Notre Dame's Golden Dome.  this is the first painting in leslie saeta's 30 paintings in thirty days actually needs some tweaking..tomorrow..and then this will be donated to my friend Jodi for a school fundraiser.  I grew up in South Bend..up the hill from leeper park..and I could climb to the very top of the tree in my back yard and see the golden dome across the treetops..i'm not sure how far away it actually was....probably at least ten miles..the very thought of climbing a tree at this point in my life gives me the willies...I have countless scars on my knees from falling out of many trees as a youngster!...I may post this again tomorrow but then again I need to be doing another small one..i have a large painting planned..zebras...I can't wait to get started!!!