Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Almost June!

Earlier this evening, Ward and I were sitting on our little patio, enjoying our fresh strawberries and watching Culver's version of "the world" ambling by. So pleasant - enjoying the new blooms of my pampered delphiniums, and the sounds of birds. We could get a glimpse of the street and sidewalk in front of our house, but we were not in clear view - and sort of spying on what was happening.

It was busy, busy here over this last weekend - with Culver Academies' reunion celebrations. Lots of customers in our little gallery, and fun connecting again with some old friends, and enjoying a nice visit with 2 friends and classmates of my children who came to celebrate a 40th anniversary of graduation from THE ACADEMY - as we natives refer to it. My son Terry came last year for his 40th. Wow - how time races by!

Studio Update:
I'm posting another 6" x 6" original watercolor, named
Walkers in the Distance. I wanted to emphasize the contrast between the huge oak tree and the small walkers, with some sycamores on the right . This painting has a 2.25" cream colored archival mat & matted size is 10.5" x 10.5". To view this painting on EBay, click here:

Earlier this week, my helpful hubby found a large cardboard appliance box and brought it home to use in making a light box. I've been thinking about this (I hear him groaning), but this is not going to be a huge project like THE EASEL/DESK which you may remember from earlier blogs. The reason for the light box, is to control the lighting to help me to take better photos of still life setups. Over the years we have acquired or inherited, or been given, lots of "stuff" which I enjoy looking at - including my old doll, Mary Ann, who was also my mother's doll, s0 Mary Ann is probably almost 110 years old. I am itching to paint a small watercolor of her and that's just for starters. There are lots more old relics around here - including us. So keep reading these blogs - hard telling what might appear.

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