Thursday, April 30, 2015

George Pyche, Nov. 23, 1930 - April 27, 2015

My husband and soul mate passed away this week.  It was quick and relatively peaceful.  It was a prolonged lung disease that was not painful.  He was sweet, cooperative, brave and cheerful to the end.  We shared a long and good life together.  I am a lucky woman.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

2015 Regional Show Reception

The Reception 
for the 2015 Regional Show at Newburyport Art Association
 is Sunday, May 3rd from 2:00 - 4:00.  
The reception is free and open to the public. 

I am honored to be juried in with this original oil painting called The Red Lily.
Framed 11x14" on board with gold frame

Monday, April 13, 2015

All is well, I'm still on my break.

Spring has arrived up here in New England and I'm loving every minute of it.  I've been walking every day again, doing some spring cleaning, doing yardwork, listening to the birds and smelling the fresh air.

The portrait people have, for the most part, picked up their portraits, and I did the interview on the local TV channel.  To that end, I practiced talking for a week and I'm thankful to a friend, Ed, who taught me something about voice control, and I'm able to speak better.  Now I need acting lessons!

I sold a small painting and took a drive to Rockport and Gloucester to see the current shows, but, they were both closed.  Luckily, I enjoyed the drive with new tires on my car.  Later that night, though, it was icey on the roads, lots of accidents, but I was not one of them.

Like looking at pictures?  When you have a small space of time and wonder what to do to relax, try looking at pictures and ideas on Pinterest.  When I have a few minutes I'm going to check out some of the topics on this page. Pinterest link.  I could spend a week on her page--relaxing and learning at the same time.  How great is that?

It is always a thrill to find your stuff on other people's pages or to come across yourself in an unexpected place on the internet.

Lots of skating lately, tis the season.

Nice thought:  Your wings are ready, try them anytime now.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter :)

I wish you a happy and peaceful and restful Easter.  
I hope the sun is shining for you today and you have the opportunity to enjoy it your way. :)  

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A few days off

Red Lily, 9x12" oil on board,  $300  (after the show) with gold frame.
I tried to channel Richard Smidt with the background strokes.
Photo taken on a sunny morning in my garden,
I really tried to get the feeling of sun coming from the left.
I had a few rest days, more or less, and tried to get caught up on my sleep.

I really have to get organized again, paintings are everywhere in my house.  I picked up my paintings, and other people's paintings as well, and closed down the portrait show at the library.  Now close to 20 people will be coming to my house to pick up their paintings. If spring really does arrive, spring cleaning will be a focus for me, not to mention the yard work!

I had a nice dinner with my son for his birthday.  I've been feeling like a regular person these few days doing regular people things.  I'm leary about a lot of things that are coming up that will be separating me from the time I need to paint.  I should be thankful (which I am) for the quiet times I've had this week.

Next thing
I'll be getting back to the 'door' painting as soon as I can clear the path to the studio door!

Above painting
I'm happy that one of my paintings has been juried into the 18th Annual Regional Juried Show.  I would think that they would indicate which region they are talking about--it's the Northeast Region I would imagine, unless they mean the eastern part of Massachusetts region?  Who knows?