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Name: Vicki
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vic
Oct 5, 2011 3:07 PM CST
and I can't WAIT to see it when it's done.

Garden work is calming down here too. Kinda glad but kinda sad too. Ah, those times and seasons, huh?

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Sharon
Oct 5, 2011 3:22 PM CST
I used to start getting ready for school the last week of July. Our school starts early here, gets out early as well. But I remember the feeling that last week of July just getting ready to start school.

Now, it's the feeling I get the last week of September, putting an end to summer. It's a little sad, you know? Even hot and dry as it was, it's sad to see another summer go by.

But painting gets me through winter, too, so I might as well start now.
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Name: Horseshoe Griffin
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Horseshoe
Oct 5, 2011 4:37 PM CST
I think your painting will be yet another beauty, Sharon.

I wish I wasn't such an idiot. I wish I could just draw something; painting like you do won't come in this life, not enough time left to get it down to an art like you have.

Looking forward to seeing your finished project.

Shoe
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Sharon
Oct 5, 2011 5:25 PM CST
Shoe, take a break. I can teach you to paint. Promise!

On the other hand, these might be more to your liking. Did them a few years ago for a friend to take to a Farmer's Market for each of the things he sold. I think he laminated them.

I have to laugh at the leaves on the strawberry. I painted them in the dead of winter as I remember and for the life of me I couldn't remember what the top of a strawberry looked like. Duh. Did OK with the others, though, except maybe the purply eggplant should have been browner.


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Anyway, I was thinking of these paintings when I read your comment. Thinking that if we lived closer, there might be a whole lot of painting going on.
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Horseshoe
Oct 5, 2011 5:33 PM CST
"Thinking that if we lived closer, there might be a whole lot of painting going on."

I agree. Well, if not painting them maybe I'd learn to draw with a pencil, or maybe marshmallow/fire-charred stick on stone or something~

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Sharon
Oct 5, 2011 5:42 PM CST
Sorry Shoe.
It doesn't work with marshmallow sticks.
Only greasy meaty sticks.
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Horseshoe
Oct 5, 2011 5:50 PM CST
Okay, I'll make s'mores with weenie nuggets then!

Hmmm...wonder what those would be called? A weenie chunk on a stick nestled next to a marshmallow, slid off onto a chocolate covered graham cracker . Could be great!

Then again, could be terrible and aptly named "no mores"! ::>(

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Sharon
Oct 5, 2011 5:51 PM CST
Bleeeccchhhhh.
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plantladylin
Oct 5, 2011 6:28 PM CST
Shoe: Sticking tongue out Bleeeecccchhhh! I agree with Sharon, and "Nosmores" is a good name for that concoction! Rolling on the floor laughing

Sharon: Lovey dubby Your paintings are wonderful and that commissioned piece you are working on is really going to be nice. I love the colors in that quilted pillow. Quilting is another talent I always wished I had, but what I really wish I had is ...P A T I E N C E , or at least a longer attention span! Big Grin I'm like Shoe, I can't even draw a straight line. My youngest sister used to paint and was quite good. My dad drew and I guess she got some of his talent, unfortunately I didn't acquire a lick of talent from my parents. My sister has always known how much I love the mountains so about 20 or so years ago she painted a Triptych for me of a mountain scene with a cabin in the woods. It's packed away at the moment but I will be finding a wall for it again in the near future.

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vic
Oct 5, 2011 6:31 PM CST
Oh Sharon - they look so REAL! Strawberry leaves and all - WOW Thumbs up
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Sharon
Oct 5, 2011 6:38 PM CST
Thanks Lin,
Triptychs are great if you have a large enough wall for them. Of couse they could be done on a small scale too. I hope you find a place for the one your sister painted, you know I love the mountains and I'd love to see a picture.

The last triptych I did was 6' x 4', with each panel being 4' x 2'. It was fun to do, but seemed to take such a chunk of time. It was a commissioned piece, and I'm not always fond of commissioned pieces if I'm being told what to paint. It's much more fun to just match colors and paint what I want to, which is what I'm doing with the painting above.

The one above is about 3' x 4', so it's pretty big as well.
I'm enjoying painting it though, because the lakes are all around me and this is a scene I see all the time.
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Sharon
Oct 5, 2011 6:39 PM CST
Ack, Vic...those strawberry leaves.
Bad.
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fiwit
Oct 8, 2011 5:17 AM CST
Regardless of the strawberry leaves, those paintings looked good enough to eat. Thumbs up They remind me of the old fruit crate labels (you know, the ones that none of us here are old enough to remember personally) Whistling

I can't draw a straight line with a ruler, but I learned long ago that there are lots of kinds of paintings. Shoe & I paint with words. Big Grin
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Oct 8, 2011 10:05 AM CST
We have a lot of word painters out there.

I don't draw straight lines either, but then neither does nature.
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