Tuesday, June 28, 2011

...and a great time was had by all!

Yesterday, I picked up my Mother and met an old friend for lunch.  It was like no time went by and Patricia is as sweet as I remember her.  I had a nice time with her niece Tonya also.  I have to wonder why we lose track of people and what I can do to be better at keeping in contact.  Of course, the information age helps with all that but it not the same as a hug and hearing someone tell you that they love you. 

I them dropped off Mom and drove by my brother John's house.  I haven't seen him in awhile so it was good to see him.  He's my sweet big brother.  Then I went to meet my sister Pat and we hit a few thrift stores.  I think that the best find today was my Rooster Jam Jar.  By then I was tired so I went home.  I cooked Haddock and asparagus for dinner and had a good peaceful evening.  Life is good!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Single Pear



My painting for today.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Pics of Studio

Ice Cream Ball-$2.00
Table with a View
Watercolor Paper

Shower Curtain over Closet

Art Stuff
Light Box
Giant Painbrush-$1.00


Ok, I admit it.  I shop at Goodwill!  I am a Goodwill Addict in fact.  I stored all of the area Goodwill stores in my GPS so that my sister Pat and I can go from store to store and not get lost.  I am typing this in my art room/studio and this is what I see from Goodwill.  A two drawer file cabinet, a 6 foot paintbrush ($1.00), two hardwood bookcases, The table that I paint on, a hortizonal file where I store my watercolor paper, a heater for my coffee mug, many art books, several folding tables, a turntable that holds my brushes, storage bins, a shower curtain that hangs in front of my shelved cabinet, etc..  I was going to post pics but my camera is in the storage console in my van that I bought at Goodwill.

On Sunday, I found a Play and freeze ice cream ball!  Yea!  You put your ice, salt and ingredients and toss it for about 20 minutes and you have a pint of ice cream.  I guess my guests will have to work for their ice cream!   You who know me know that I love "projects" and they usually involve Jim.   I have wanted to make my own Plein air easel and I have got a great start.  It will be a Pochade box mounted on a lightweight easel.  I found a wooden box and a new easel aluminum easel (at Goodwill, of course) and Jim is helping me put it together.  I will post it when we are done.  The cost will be under $10.00!  I'll bet you can't wait for the photos!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Country Church

I pass this church often as I travel the highways and byways of Ohio.


Ohio Barns

I have taken so many photos of Ohio Barns.  I have enough to give me painting references for the rest of my life but I keep taking them.  I love Ohio barns!


Saturday, June 11, 2011




My Water Bowl

Hi, I’m Charlie and this is my favorite water bowl.  I didn’t think that mommy knew but she caught me. 


Friday, June 10, 2011

Lodi Bridge

I painted this yesterday and I just don’t know when to stop.  Now I want to see if I can fix those overworked bushes.  I think I like everything except those bushes.  Gouche Maybe?  I love my new Silver Black velvet brushes. 


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Reflection of Swan

I'm painting watercolor again.  I painted this yesterday with my sister Patricia.  I seem to do my best painting when I paint with her. 

On The Beach

This is my painting of the day
It is 6" x 9" Watercolor
For Watercolor Workshop
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