Sunday, November 29, 2009

Joy, Sunflowers and Lilacs

Oil on Linen Board

The sun was out, it was 70 degrees, a perfect
day to paint out on the porch.

The rains finally stopped long enough
for my geraniums to regroup this week.

Painting next to a live subject can be a real
wake up call for finding true colors on the palette.

One of the perils of painting outdoors is when your
new painting falls face down upon your star blossom.
I'll leave that picture up to your imagination....


Becky Brocato said...

looks like you had a great painting day! hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. and a beautiful painting, my friend!

Unknown said...

I had a great time Becky, I hope you had a great holiday. xoxoxox

Marie Theron said...

What a wonderful story in pictures, Nancy! Thank you for showing a slice of your life, and a super joyful painting once again!

Autumn Leaves said...

Nancy, this painting is beautiful as always. I must say that when you set your pieces up as you sometimes do (painted Pugs next to real pugs, gorgeous painted flowers next to real flowers, etc.), your work is imbued with even more vitality than it carries on its own, much as that would seem impossible.

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Nancy, that is what I want...a place to paint outside...just perfect. Happy holidays to you.


Unknown said...

Thank you Marie! I appreciate you, my painting mentor and friend. : )

Autumn you are so good to me. Having the pugs nearby is just like having a little pep rally composed of hungry pals who want you to put down the brush and feed them. : )

Ruth, you have such a passion for flowers and nature, it is so evident in your gorgeous works of art. I hope you have a great place outdoors to paint, the pochade box has been my friend.

Patty said...

Falling canvases is a painter's bane. It makes for a funny story afterwards, but only after the pain subsides!

Barbara Pask said...

Wow, a gorgeous piece.

Edward Burton said...

Absolutely beautiful, Nancy.