|I haven't had time to paint this holiday season, I have had my Jana here and we have been having so much fun together. Yesterday, Jana went to dinner with her friend Judy and Harold went to get a root canal so I had some time alone and decided to do a painting of a painting I saw at the Sego Lily Day Spa. Julie, Jana and I had a girls days and had massages there (our favorite SLC spa) and then lunch at the Cheesecake Factory and shopping at City Creek. Every time I see this picture I will think of my girls and Harold's root canal.|
|Reinhold Messner is the first man to climb Everest without the aid of oxygen or sherpas. Tracey and Chris have a great photo of themselves with Reinhold that was taken when he was in town for the Outdoor Retailers Convention. |
I wanted to paint this very abstract but yet recognizable. I did this while in my class tonight. My teacher loved it, another student said I ruined it with the wild color I did over Reinhold. I think it is kind of fun, and Harold likes it.
|Harold had to make a trip up to the Boise Temple yesterday and wasn't going to be home until late, so I decided to do a quick floral painting. I didn't have a specific plan, and didn't sketch it. I was happy with this little quickie. I like the looseness ( is that a word?) and the colors.|
|This was painted from an old newspaper photo from 1950. My mother was a rodeo queen attendant. She is the one on the left in the red and white shirt. This painting was really way over my head and it caused me grief. I spoke to several artist friends about their art and asked them if they ever re-paint a painting they are not happy with. They all said yes, and sometimes do it over several times. My personality will not allow that to happen, I don't have the patience to redo the same subject. So this is it. Lots of flaws, but still a fun wacky painting I think my mom will get a kick out of.|