Saturday, November 26, 2011

Who's your friend?

Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else. -Eleanor Roosevelt

We hope this has been a happy week for you and that you, your family and friends enjoyed a grand Thanksgiving holiday. Having all this special food always makes us feel better. We had excellent weather here also.

In note of having the mind on food I had to this one.... watermelon and grapes have slipped out of season... I will miss them ... this painting will remind me that they will be coming back ... and I will be waiting :-)

Best to you all

Oil on Canvas pad about 8x10

Sunday, November 6, 2011

“A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition.”

“When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.”
both quotes from William Arthur Ward

A light dusting of snow the past couple days turns our world into a sparkling, glowing gem .... it is so nice ..... I can say that because I am cozy warm inside ... I suspect those who must work outside right now my have a slightly different take on things :-)

Painting still life is always fun... especially when it's food. I like painting food.... there is something so personal about it.

You smile and make this a good day for you and yours.

Oil on canvas 8x10

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The way things turn out

Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out. -Anon

Practicing painting and drawing sometimes works out best when we practice on ourselves.... then no one is offended.... so I practiced on my own mug from fotos taken at the Reno Portrait Society yesterday. they all got to paint and draw yesterday.  Maybe tomorrow I will paint it in oils.

So for today, make the best of the way things turn out :-)

Charcoal on smooth newsprint 14x18

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

One Ol Geezer had a Farm - E - I - E - I -O

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it for anyone else. -Charles Dickens

So today I made life better for a group of artists ... even tho I would rather have been painting :-)
Don't I really look like an Ol' farmer sitting there?

Years ago one of my daughters went to modeling school and was a model ... I might as well follow in her footsteps. Who wudda thot.