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Thursday Time Out For Art

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God of Wine

God of Wine

God of Wine abstract painting I completed several years ago.  Before I even had it off it easel,  friends of ours came over for wine and cheese one evening, saw the painting, and purchased it right off the easel.

If I remember correctly, this was another watercolor, however I also use acrylic inks that look exactly the same when finished.  Somewhere off to the left are a bottle, and grapes. (This is where you have to visualize.)

Much of my inspiration comes from Zebra Design & Destination, although this time it was my muse that walked me to the finish line.

Thursday time Out For Art…

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Several years ago when I  still painted  in  watercolor, I surprised my daughter, and son-in-law with a Zebra painting for Christmas. Because art is so subjective, I seldom give away my paintings, and certainly don’t want to put anyone in a position to hang my art every time  I visit.   On the other hand,  I am my daughter’s  mother, and after the long hours I spent in labor, my daughter owes me don’t you think?

This was among the last watercolor paintings I did before I switched to acrylics.   Several pictures we taken,  and they all turned out the same.  I think it’s blurry because of the non glare glass.   Or….maybe I’m just a bad photographer….  You pick!

Thursday Time Out for Art

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Del Mar, Ca

Del Mar, Ca

Last Friday evening we were invited to Jake’s Restaurant in Del Mar, California for an Anniversary party for Jake’s.

Oysters on the half shell.

Oysters on the half shell.

My son, Dennis was playing the music, the atmosphere was pure perfection as people were mingling, the hors d’oeuvres table was alive and featuring the most fabulous Hawaiian Hors d’oeuvres.

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As the afternoon wore on, and the sun started to set, my husband and I both felt like we were on a relaxing Hawaiian vacation.

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Sunset out of window at Jake’s 1-30-15

One last shot from a perfect Evening!

Dennis Bergstrom from B.Entertained playing music.

Dennis Bergstrom from B.Entertained playing music.

Get inspiration from Zebra Design & Destination.

 

 

 

Thursday Time Out For Art

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While the crows are calling me from outside the studio window, inside the easel stands with two canvases ready to start the first steps of a new painting.

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One of my studio  walls has a couple of paintings  started,  and I’m waiting for them to speak to me, and give me inspiration.

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Inside the rest of our home is in disarray  due to the replacement of our floors.  It leaves little time or space for me to be creative and  I feel I have to be on site just to make sure nothing goes wong.  Am I crazy?  Would they really  need me for anything if something went wrong, and would they actually come to me for answers?  Probably not!  Maybe that’s the mother in me, needing to be needed.  Something that is rarely done these days since all my kids are all grown up with families of their own.

While all this is in process, my sketching supplies will be set aside so I’m able to sit and sketch…..if I’m not needed that is.  If there is time for  sketching, I’ll be calling on Zebra Designs & Destinations for inspiration…..

Stay tuned for more of the way we handle our house being torn up before our very eyes!

Thursdays Time Out For Art…

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A Beautiful January morning.

A Beautiful January morning.

Part of our morning walks is over several blocks of our neighborhood. The half way point of our walk is the center of our neighborhood, and a lovely median with large pine trees, and even some magnolia trees.  I always let Daisy stop, and sniff around so she knows who has been out that day, and who is missing their morning walk.  One morning when we had the lastcold snap,  Daisy and I walked the hood when it was 41 degrees out.   I don’t have to tell you, I was all bundled up with a scarf, gloves, and a warm coat.  It worked, I was warm, and after a few minutes, I realized the beauty of a cold, crisp morning, and started to see beauty everywhere.

I love the shadows, and remember when watercolor was my medium to, and was learning how to make shadows fun, and interesting.   I have painted many shadows, many colors, but what I finally realized was that I loved abstract shadows.

What color would you make these shadows if you were painting them?   Would they be gray, blue, or something else?  Since  everything  that is in green, I’d paint in red, I think the shadows need to be violet.

What are your thoughts, ideas, or comments?

Thursdays Time Out For Art!

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A Big Pot of Vegetable Stew!

A Big Pot of Vegetable Stew!

With the colder weather Southern California has had lately, I decided to make something that would stick to the ribs. It turned out to be a vegetable stew!
Warming and yummy, this is what we had for dinner a couple of nights ago. Since I made the stew, we have now had a warming trend…..Go Figure!

It’s a good thing I froze the remainder in containers, and stored it in the freezer.

Don’t you think this is a work of art?  Just look at the color, & how well they blend. The stew was my Thursdays Time Out For Art, and of course my inspiration came from Zebra Designs & Destinations.