I can't believe it's finally finished! I got caught up in gardening and kept putting off working on this painting. Yesterday it finally clicked and I got on a roll to complete this summer scene "Sweet Water Stables"
. I'm ready to do some camping this summer and relaxing!
Summer is always full of activity at Sweet Water Stables. Peggy is busy with the horses and giving riding lessons while Dave drives into town for supplies.
Have you been able to do any gardening or outdoor activity this summer? This has been a summer we won't soon forget!
What have you been doing during this time of isolation? I did finally work on trying to finish my painting yesterday. Who would love to live on a farm right now if we have to be at home and make our own fun?
I'm tired of everyone criticizing everyone online and the media pitting us against each other. No one is right because this is new and no one knows whats best. This I do know about myself, if I had children to feed and no income coming in, I would be going back to work. No, that doesn't mean I want more people to die. It means I want to feed my family so they don't go hungry. I have a mother who I miss dearly who is in a nursing home. That's what I miss the most, my mother. We are Americans and need to pray for and love each other and do what we have to do to get back to normal and not make this the "new normal". What do you miss?
Yes, I'm still plugging along on this new painting. The farmhouse was finished and flowers were planted below the picket fence. A horse drinking from the creek was added in the background and I began the lower area of the painting.
I started painting the pond and the large tree with boards nailed on for climbing.
A young girl nestled into the lower branch reading a book while her brother swings lazily from a tire swing.
Our terrorist terrier, Daisy did a little mole digging and had to be hosed down. What's new at your house?
I've put this off long enough and it's time to get down to business! While a lot of you have been busy spring cleaning and reorganizing, I've been busy working on a new painting. I have done enough cleaning and organizing to last me for a while now after having the floors refinished and the countertops replaced.
It's always hard for me to get started painting once I've been away from it for a while. My sister and I used to take turns visiting our mother in the nursing home every other day. Since we aren't allowed to do that now, I've decided to try to get my mind off of it for a few hours each day. I painted this on a fireplace screen years ago that I sold to a dear friend and thought this might just be the perfect way to get going again. I really don't like painting the same thing twice, but this has been fun for some reason.
Winter and fall scenes always sell the best, but due to the Corona Virus, I needed to paint a summer scene with some sunshine. I'm seriously ready to get out in my yard again to do some planting once this dreary weather clears up. I haven't seen any flowers for sell locally except for pansies so I got online to order some flower seeds. We'll see how well that works for me. Have you been able to buys plants?
I'll keep you posted on how this painting is coming along! Let me know how you're doing and how you're keeping yourself busy.
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