Saturday, June 28, 2008

Pass-a-Grille Beach

11" x 15" Watercolor

I went to an art show today. I always seem to get inspired when I do! This show featured the work of students of an instructor from my watercolor club. I've decided that I'm going to sign up for her classes that start in September. She teaches both watercolor and oil, so I think I'll get back into oils then, too.

This particular scene was painted from a photo I took when my daughter and kids were here. We went to Pass-a-Grille Beach and walked the beach looking for shells. The building is the famous Don Cesar Resort in St. Petersburg Beach. I'm not real comfortable with buildings yet - I'll take this to class on Tuesday and see what they think!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Succulent Leaves

Whew! What a busy three weeks I've had! I spent a week in Kansas City, then brought two of my grandchildren home with me for a week, and then my daughter flew down for a few days and took them home. We had a great time! Lots and lots of swimming - Seaworld - Butterfly Rainforest - lots of computer games! Can't wait for next year!
I finally got all rested up, and painted today. This is a practice piece from a new book I received. Of course, mine doesn't look anything like the artist's painting, but I guess that's ok. It looks like MY painting!
And, of course, I have to go to Jury Duty tomorrow! That means I have to get up at 5 am! Since I retired, that isn't a time I'm used to! I keep hoping that I won't get picked for a jury (I've done one before - and it was soooooo boring!), but I guess if I do, I'll just have to suck it up!
Wish me luck!