Sunday, December 29, 2013

Painting on Sunday

After an adventurous day yesterday (went cross country skiing and then chipped ice on my walkway for 2 hours) I definitely needed a quieter day today. I awoke to snow gently falling outside....and an upset stomach. So since I wasn't feeling that great I skipped church and decided to use the time to paint. Soooooooooooooo, all day I painted (I really should have cleaned my apartment though. I have Christmas stuff well as a pile of stuff to go to goodwill, a garbage pile, and some art bins and things I need to put away *sigh* sometimes getting your house clean is a major undertaking *sigh*)

It snowed pretty much all day. So nice to look up from my work and gaze outside and day dream. :)

I've been working on this piece for a month. It was the perfect piece to work on when I was waiting for something to dry on another piece...partly because it was SO tedious. Some pieces are definitely more of a struggle to work at more than 30 min. at a time.

Middle Fork of the Flathead, 11x19

This next piece was something I've had in my head for awhile. I'm not sure I'm entirely happy with the result. I like it and all, but it didn't turn out the way I imagined it so you might be seeing another version in the next month or so.

Halo, 12x18

I'm happy to report that my tummy is feeling much better. Perhaps I ate something last night that didn't settle well...or maybe too many Swedish Fish? I don't know if any of you play Candy Crush on Facebook and have the same thing happen to you, but anytime I beat a level and those little fish come out I CRAVE Swedish Fish...even if I'm hungry or not! It's crazy. I have never given in to the craving until my Sister-in-law gave me a bag of them for Christmas so I've been munching on them....way too often. They are SOOOOOOOOO not the thing I ought to be eating but it's Christmas time. You can splurge a little... Right?


CGM said...

I love the rocks! I always try and take rock in water photos when I'm at the river. It's a strange new obsession....

Kim Shirley said...

I'm so glad you like the rocks! That is a neat thing to do...take photos of the rocks in water. I never think of that but randomly did one time, which led to this painting. Maybe I should adopt your practice and do it everytime I'm at the river!!! Rocks sure are beautiful...all the shapes, colors, and way they glisten in the water.