Tuesday, October 10, 2017
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Sunday, October 8, 2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Friday, October 6, 2017
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Monday, October 2, 2017
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Our Gulf of Mexico is being invaded by a small conquering warrior. The lion fish is now found in virtually all parts of our beautiful part of the ocean. They started breeding in the warm waters off the east coast of Florida. Their life entered our ocean after hurricane Andrew shattered the aquariums they were living in. They have now found their way down to the Florida keys and up to our part of the gulf. They are an invasive species that prey on the baby redfish, grouper and other big game fish babies. We are now starting to consume them, and I have heard they are quite tasty once you get past the poisonous fins. Divers have rodeos where the object is to kill as many as possible.
Invasive and delicious.
Warrior of the Gulf, Acrylic on shadowbox canvas,
Day 91 of the 100 days 100 paintings
Saturday, September 30, 2017
I am finishing up a long day spent with my husband Chris. Of course we spend every day together now that he is retired. We don't regret a day of him taking retirement now rather than later. We enjoy spending time together, talking about plans for the wagon he's now building. The wagon is a smaller version of the tiny house so it will be easier to pull to shows. It will still have a full bathroom, even though it is much more micro sized. More on that later.
I finished a pair of palazzo pants today to wear to shrimp festival that I have had cut out for 2 years now. It seemed like the thing to do since I was still in a sewing mood. But, I still need to paint as well!
Alligators have a lot of texture that is fun to paint. Their belly reminds me a lot about sea turtles. All procrastination aside, this guy was fun to paint! However, I have a busy day tomorrow so I had better get a shower, read, and most of all rest!
Later Gator! Acrylic on shadowbox canvas, Day 90 of the 100 days 100 paintings 2017
Friday, September 29, 2017
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Friday, September 22, 2017
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Monday, September 18, 2017
Based on Proverbs 31: 25, we enjoyed our small group while painting this together. Each of our paintings this semester are based on proverbs.
Woman on beach, 11 x 14, Acrylic on canvas, Day 78 of the 100 days I think! I have managed to catch a late summer cold.
This weekend we went to our daughter's home for a visit and for me to work on pirate costumes for their up coming Disney cruise. No one can ever accuse us of being wall flowers when it comes to putting on a show for fun. We converted, we created, and we conversed for hours while working. Still not complete, she is much further along than when we got there Friday night. I also have a bag of fish extenders to complete. More on that project later.
In the meantime I have revisited the bathing suits for a commission piece that is a birthday present. The tricolor ed one was actually advertised in 1957. The client wanted the polka dot one to have his wife's birth year. So it has 1957 too!
All in all, a productive weekend, and 4 days closer to the first show of the season!
I'll post later with the painting for today.
Vintage bathing suits, Acrylic on wood panels, 8 x 10
Days 74,75,76,and 77 of the 100 days 100 paintings 2017