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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Filling February with Painting

Like most of you, I am ready to be done with winter.
The gray days of February have gotten to me.
I think I need one of those sun machines to lift my mood.

When Doyle and I took our morning walk I spied some yellow
in the scrub.  Lo and behold, our first Daffodils. 
A little short, and bent from rain and overnight cold,
but there they were.

I'm hoping they will perk up after some time on the indoor porch. 

I'm hoping I perk up too.  I've been under the weather, but
still doing some fun things.  I went to an acrylic painting class
last week.  You can only learn so much in a few hours,
but it was interesting and fun.
The instructor led us through a strange landscape with odd
colored sky and clouds. I thought mine turned out really
bad interesting, and proudly carried it home. 

I decided to do a little practice painting on paper.   
I think I was channeling vintage tablecloth patterns here. 

 & channeling Lichtenstein and Calder on these tiny canvases.

The abstracts got me thinking.  I found this painting at a Goodwill
about 15 years ago.   It has been hanging in our home ever since.
Craig Reheis (1941-1991) was an abstract artist with a gallery in Fort Lauderdale,
Florida.  He was prolific, and his art is known for being thickly layered and textured.  .


Untitled, man with motorcycle talking with a friend.


What do you think?  I am pleased with my amateur results. 

If you are still here, you are truly a friend, lol.
Some St. Patrick's day vintage postcards.  Hoping they
will help inspire the tablescape I'll be working on for the holiday. 

Poor Doyle, I'm cleaning the porch furniture cushion covers so he
had nowhere to nap.  Threw an old comforter on it, and bingo...
nap time!
 

Have a good rest of the week.  We're having torrential rain and
thunderstorms, with tornado warnings.  C'mon spring!

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Update: we have had wicked weather in Virginia and the strong
Winds continue today, causing us to lose power again.  I hope to
be able to visit and comment later today or tomorrow. 

13 comments:

  1. I think it would be fun to do a painting class. Nice paintings :)
    Also like the postcards. I'm thinking about Easter.
    warmly,
    deb

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  2. I think your paintings are nice. Take care and hopeful the weather won't be too bad there. Tornado warnings do not sound fun.

    xo Dianne

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  3. I used to love to paint, mostly just out of the need to create.. because I was never good at it! lol! there are a lot of paint studios popping up all over the place these days. Ive been invited to go a few times and have been unable to as of yet.. but one of these days I shall give it a go!
    Such fun! I loved seeing what you painted!!
    have agreat day
    xoxo
    vivian

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  4. Good morning, lovely friend! Ah, your daffodils brought a smile to my face. How I love these sweet yellow flowers as they always bring joy to my heart.

    Your paintings are delightful, dear Pam! I like your motorcycle painting better than the original - honestly and truly :)

    Love and hugs to you!

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  5. I think your paintings are great! What fun to let your artistic side shine. Hope you are feeling better. Hugs!!!

    Linda

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  6. Your artwork looks great Pam! Isn't painting fun? I wish I had more time to delve into it more. Someday! The vintage postcards are so sweet. Hope you feel better soon my friend! Spring is on the way!

    Hugs, Vicky

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  7. I love your paintings and your cute comment about some looking like vintage table cloths, lol!! Poor puppy, they are lost when they're beds are taken away. I peaked out at my garden yesterday, before we got more snow. And what did I see? Nothing!! It could be due to the fact that when I was reorganizing the garden last year, many of the bulbs didn't get put back into the ground. OOPS!

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  8. Before I even read your comment, I was thinking that those paintings reminded me of tablecloths! Sweet Doyle...my dogs also get very disoriented when I wash their bedding. I hope your weather has calmed down. I'm jealous of your daffodils, mine are just barely showing about 1/2" shooting through the cold ground. Looking forward to spring! :) --Fran

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  9. love the painting they do remind me of old table cloth styles thanks for sharing

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  10. Love them, especially the blue and green man with motorcycle.

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  11. Your paintings are great! I've been doing a bit with watercolor and it's so enjoyable. Your Doyle looks very sweet, but OH my, your porch furniture is fabulous! We saw a set like that in California at a garage sale, but since we had flown there we had to leave it behind. I've always been a fan, and do have a set but it doesn't have those curved arms I love so much.
    Hoping your weather has improved. Tornado days are nerve wracking!

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  12. I'm so envious that you have some daffodils coming up already. Spring is coming. Painting is something I've already wanted to try, and I think yours turned out great. I especially love the tablecloth ones. lol. That furniture piece that Doyle is sleeping on looks pretty cool, and he looks very comfy. Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Charm. :)

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  13. Oh your daffodils! Are those the little tetee ones? I have them and love them. Good job on the painting, the wine and painting parties are all the rage here.

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Your comments make me smile! Thanks.