Loved this combination of black and white on red. I am a sucker for red. Hope your week is going well. I am enjoying all my time spent painting in my new studio. Here is a photo of what it is looking like so far. I need shelves to hang wet paintings and an area rug to take the place of the blue sheet! But I love it. So many memories of my sons down the hall and dogs coming and going.
Lots of room now for their visits and new memories!
Standing by the bonfire with fellow artists in Ireland going on ten years ago now, I became enamored with the curious white cow in the next field. It was almost eleven at night and the sun was just going down lighting her up and she seemed so curious at what these crazy humans were doing? We all decided to go into my friend's studio and I painted my first cow. I have painted more than I can count since then. The infatuation continues! Hope your week is off to a great to a great start. Do you have any fond memories of cows?
More fun with auctions! Gully is off on a journey from Virginia Beach to who knows where? To bring him to your town, click to bid! I do like the close up view which gives him the look of a gull deep in thought, the sun on his back and one last look at the beach before he takes off. Hope your week has been a good one. I have been painting and teaching my oil classes which meet twice a week and tomorrow I am going to see the Parade Of Sails in Norfolk! TGIF!
Those eyes look a bit apprehensive. I've been found and might need to get away quickly. Or perhaps she hears a sound which has her on high alert. I love to study animal faces which is why the format I love is that of a portrait. My neighborhood is wooded and fox sightings are not unusual. I have never seen one up this close though. They are usually facing the other way! Hope you week is going well and I appreciate you stopping by!
Love the light on these sweet flowers and how they seem to be dancing! O.k. so you have to use your imagination. :-) As I am SO VERY excited to be back in my home after six years of beach and then city life, each day is so special as I appreciate things such as having my own garden again. I have oodles of space for new plantings but out front I still have a few perennials that made it through the six years that I was away and renters who didn't quite love them as much as I do. I took a picture today of my first Shasta daisies standing tall by my front steps! I have been talking to an expert in native plants for our area and hope to add some more to the front soon. Perhaps some wild azaleas and ferns. I didn't even know the value of using native plants and just how many common flowers and shrubs are not native to our area. Less water, fertilizer, and pesticides are just a few benefits. And the bees, insects and birds are happier too. See how much my life is enriched by having a garden again?
Since moving back to my home in Chesapeake, I have been working hard setting up my studio/office space and finding some small gems that I thought would be fun to place on auction on eBay. There is a very small starting bid and no reserve so now is a good time to do a little early holiday shopping or perhaps find something special for yourself! Thank you for stopping by!