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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Raw Chablis


I was not EVEN thinking when I started this. Okay, maybe I was thinking, but I sure don't know about what. I've decided that I love doing detail in pen and in colored pencil, but don't enjoy it near so much in watercolor. Really. On the up side, this one was fun for playing around with a good variety of greens and nailing some interesting darks. It looks a good bit better in person, and I think it feels kind of summery, which is nice on these below freezing days. Working on it 15 -30 minutes at a time in the evenings has been relaxing. It needs to just sit on the work table for a week or so, and then I'll feel back up to finishing it.

Work is busy, and that's a good thing. I was thinking today about how fortunate I am to have a job that I really love. I sometimes think I have the MOST fun job in the world. Sometimes. ;-)

Diahn and I got to meet up the other day and do goal reviews, but I'm not going to go into that now -- later on this week, okay? I got my new eliptical, and am LOVING it. It feels GREAT to be actively working out, and I'm up to 30-45 minutes and so far have stuck to doing it every day. Woo hoo! I'll be ready for a bathing suit in ... oh, phoooey ... in 2009. I'll just have to stick to wearing a swim suit only on the boat when nobody's around in 2008, I'm afraid!

(Watercolor on 140# Arches 9" x 12" block. And for those of you interested in music -- I listened to A Fine Frenzy's album, One Cell in the Sea, while I worked on this. Great music!)

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12 comments:

annie said...

This is very pretty. I like it!

Congratulations on fitting the workout into a busy schedule!

William F. Renzulli said...

What a delightful painting!

Lin said...

LINNIE!!! LINNIE!! LINNIE!!! THIS IS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!! GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS!!!! I love the colors, the variety of green, the SCENE!! STUPENDOUS!

Teri C said...

OMG!!!! Just gorgeous!! Wow, what a geat composition and beautiful colors.

mARTa said...

I think you should continue not thinking. Really a lovely painting and the greens....wow!

mARTa said...

PS Happy Valentine's day!

Lindsay said...

Its always a treat to see a new piece. This one is softly luminous!

Felicity said...

Beautiful work Linda, it is indeed lovely, light and summery! Good luck with your swimsuit goal - I should try to do something about my blogger bum too!!

pedalpower said...

Your painting's beautiful and congratulations on the working out. I'm trying to get going on that too.

Jim Bumgarner said...

This is really beautiful! I normally sort of detest greens of any shade, but you have a wonderful and refreshing array of green tones and values in this piece. On my more "serious" stuff, I often let it sit and percolate for weeks - sometimes even longer.

Toni said...

When I first saw this I said WOW.
I love this kind of work and detail.
Please show it when you are done.

janabouc said...

This is just gorgeous! Such nice variety of soft and sharp edges, and such lovely colors. Congratulations on the eliptical. I'd love to know which kind you bought. I've been considering a purchase of one for years but they're so big!