Still Painting

 

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Clint and I are going to hit the river (Barefootin’) for 4 days, taking the dogs along with us. I will get back to painting next Thursday if all goes as planned. (you know how that goes…)

Thanks so much for hanging in there with me. Smiles to ya!

Can You Believe It?

Can you believe it?  I have actually made up for my slackness with 3 posts for the day.  As the Marines say, oh so well, “Ooo-rah!”  (A salute to all you Marines out there!)

Today was a fun day, having a friend to paint with in the studio.  We did our painting and our girly talk and had a productive day in both areas.  I got out of my comfort zone and painted a landscape.  Gail did a beach figurative scene.  This was our first time to ever paint on a 6×6 canvas and we were both a little nervous about it.  But, as with most of life, we fret over things only to find out that we can survive and all our worry is usually for naught.

6×6 Autumn’s Creek – Oil on Canvas

Well, I pooped out and tomorrow’s a big day.  I hope to paint in the morning and one of our son-in-laws is coming for the weekend.  He’s a South Carolina grad and we’re watching the Auburn/South Carolina game with him…we’ll both be nervous and cheering, just for different teams.  No matter what, we’ll have fun and that’s what it’s all about.

Here’s wishing you a fabulous weekend!

Smiling,

Leigh

A Try at Daily Painting

Welcome to my site, I’m an artist, but at the moment, I am feeling as if I’ve lost something very special to me.

God gives each of us gifts that we are, in return, to share with the world.  I seem to have misplaced one of mine.  This web site is my attempt to dig deeply into myself and begin the search for my lost creativity.  I know it’s down there somewhere, but I haven’t used it in so long that it has hidden itself from me.

So, with that said, please join me as I push past my self-questionings and begin to create again.  I know “doing” is the only way I will find what I feel I have lost.

The plan, to create SOMETHING every day (or at least 5 days a week)…this means that you can hold me accountable if I fall short of creating at least 5 items each week.  (Jim, hope you’re reading this).  I appreciate that there are those people who will push me to dig, to push past my little prison bars that I have built with wasted time.

Thus, here goes  –

Day One – November 6, 2010

 

Pastel and Colored Pencil 4 1/2 x 6 on Watercolor Paper