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Might have posted this painting before, but when Makro-Tex asked for “something blue”” I immediately thought of this painting. I used the palette knife for this, and not a brush. This painting was inspired by the song of Simon and Garfunkel “Like a Bridge over Troubled Water.” Makro Tex
Bulbs from your forest yard in California, were the only flowers the deer wouldn’t eat:) Garden Affair, FOTD, Floral Fri Foto
Among the ones of us who like to just wander around when they shop, don’t you love it when you FOUND something you were not looking for? One Word Sunday
These punches of blue awnings and the parasols add so much charm to this otherwise stark lines of this restaurant in old Sacramento Weekly Smile, Weekend Reflection
Don’t these look like bird legs and feet? Sky Watch
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Boo (Grandson) surprised me a few Christmases ago by giving me this 24 x 30 inch painting as my Christmas gift (if I recall, he was 10 at the time). I know that it had much to do with spending the summer before. He had announced to his parents he wanted a week with us to make things (carpentry with my hubby) and painting with me. His parents and we were all surprised, but we said “Sure.” When he came back home, he whispered to his mom, “I ate all the food.” Another surprise, because I didn’t know he had trouble with that Weekly Smile
Yay, it’s Spring. Our neighbor’s tree is now in bloom Der Natur Donnerstag, Thankful Thurs.
Even Trader Joe (grocery store) is celebrating Spring Garden Affair, FOTD, Floral Fri Foto
Part of the wall across is reflected in this door Weeken Reflection
This dog kept hesitating to into the store, so I thought he was lost, I asked the dog, ‘”Are you lost?” He looked at me, as if to agree. Also in the store was another dog, asleep on an ottoman. After spending some time in the store, I saw one of the people who was working there, talking to the dog, as if she was the owner. Later I gathered both dogs were hers. Was very surprised, because on this side of the ocean people avoid to have pets in stores and restaurants. One Word Sun., Sat. Critters
Noticed that this sky had two colors blue:) Sky Watch
In process of painting this, is what has seemed to have been happening since Fall last year. The dominoes have been falling So, WHO these dominoes are, I am not certain because lately so much disinformation seems to be going on that it is hard to figure out who are really the good, and really the bad guys. One thing seems apparent, there is both evil and good in opposite parties (the blue and the red in the circle), although this is not meant as a political view, but more of a humanitarian one.
My sense is we will have to wait and watch to see what the end will reveal. This painting was not easy. From early on, I decided to make a clear distinction between what was above ground and below ground. The city above. The blue and the red party, the underground tunnels, and the children who are trafficked.
The positions of the dominoes, and to make it appear like they were in a free fall, took a few tries! Since so many things in this painting are diagonal, I am sharing this for One Word Sunday: diagonal
An unintended selfie reflection above the bench Weekend Reflection
Wordless – for anyone who needs another bag:) Weekly Smile, Wordless Wed
A little bit longer and I will see these blossoms through my window Garden Affair, FOTD. Makro-Tex, Floral Fri Foto
The smoky colored skies on our drive to San Andreas were very satisfying for my grey cravings. Sky Watch
Good we don’t foresee everything beforehand. Minor is tongue-in-cheek, for we had to wait two months for the kiln. Also, am now literally “poorer,” having purchased the potters wheel and kiln. To give up doing the challenge All Seasons to create more time was harder than I thought. All for this! A small corner in the kitchen (and garage for the kiln).
But it was all to learn this! Elbows in – center clay- thumbs to make the hole keep thumbing till opening is wide enough use tool to round out walls and the bottom Use tool to get the pot off the wheel (rather do this the next day!) ………. it sounds so simple, ha! Anyone can do this (cracking a smile) A note to Dan Antion: without a class, Dan:)
My first batch fired (except the top one on the left) in the kiln. Thanks to my courageous hubby to learn navigate the firing process. It takes 8 hours and a night to cool off! Sure hope improvements will develop soon since I like to make bigger things!
A little joke of Fake Fame on my computer of Fame for One Word Sunday
Joe’s Crab restaurant at the waterside of Old Sacramento. Jazzed to have such a clear reflection Travel Tue, Weekend Reflection
The dunes by Sutro Baths, San Francisco DND
Wordless FOTD, Floral Fri Foto
If you don’t know what this is, there’s not much to see, but this is a deer path clear across our property and reminds me of all the deer visiting us. Sweet thoughts! Makro Tex
During my workshop weekend in Amsterdam some years ago, I also got to paint in the Sunday service of “Turning Point”(in Dutch: Het Keerpunt). When I was prepping for this, it was my sense was that many in this congregation felt such a small wheel in the big engine of Amsterdam, that they did not matter, and had no influence at all, maybe be also overlooked. After the event 7 people came to me to tell me that they once painted, and they all had given up on it – sadly, but it happens a lot.
This is probably my only yellow painting I have ever done (Not my color, lol), but significant. Also, one of the very few abstracts. For the analysists. it looks like letters in the blue part , but is not intended as such This may fit the feeling who are watching how the situation in the Ukraine enfolds, may feel, and wonder how they can make a difference….
So thankful that we do not have an ice storm like last year! The only good thing – it was an opportunity for unusual captures:) Weekly Smile, Thankful Thursday
A Wildflower in the park close to our house in California FOTD, Garden Affair, Floral Fri Foto
A reflection at the coast of Sutro Baths, San Francisco Weekend Reflection
The symmetry makes this door a double beauty One Word Sunday
The dunes by Sutro Bath in San Francisco Der Natur Donnerstag, Sky Watch