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Friday, September 26, 2008

Things to make YOU smile!!!

Traded up to a new phone last week, so have been trying to learn how to use it (a Sprint Instinct) and a 'Jawbone' ear thingie. Randy refuses to switch to AT&T, so I can't have the latest Apple toy. Funny how I can do just about anything on a computer (mac, of course), but can't use a remote OR walk and chew gum at the same time. I am determined to figure out this hands-free ear piece, though.

The SMILIN' part are the 2 photos I had on my old Treo...OBVIOUSLY from a birthday. The one with the pink ribbon is my birthday, I suspect the purple ribbon is Josh or Jessie's b'day dinner. He took both pics with his cell phone, and then sent to mine. They both think I am way 'cool', cause I do stuff that makes people laugh. Well, either laugh or cry...I prefer laugh!

I figure these will make you fall down in the floor laughing...I probably should have gone into theater...comedy, of course!

Kinda remind you of Lucille Ball?
After 14 days straight working on Mr. Les' new website, I haven't even darkened the door of the studio. Didn't want to let that left brain off the hook too quick. Reached a point where I thought I could give it a break...Realized that Nancy at Eurekan Art in Eureka Springs had chosen the paintings for her gallery from my existing inventory of oils, and that she might want to see some new paintings. OOPS. 4 months working in pastels, figurative, and need to switch to OILS, LANDSCAPE!
I can just hear Kippy saying (georgia accent), "Pastels, Watercolor, Oils...Figurative, Still Life, Landscape...PICK ONE FROM EACH GROUP!"
OH WELL, I can look back on this period and tell her 'you told me so'. I figured out the best way to ease back into things was to work on a few 'starts' I have. The afternoon flew are the results. Will probably not like anything I did today when I look at them tomorrow, but that's the way it goes, folks!

This painting was started some time back from a free Tuesday art group, worked on it a couple hours there, brought it home and never picked it up again. That's the problem with going somewhere to paint, it is too easy not to 'finish'. then I used the same source photo for a pastel version...

This is from a photo taken from the rooftop of our hotel in Spoleto, Italy at Charles Reid's workshop in 2005. Don't know why it caught my interest, except for the oval path your eye (should) take.

This was from one of the very few days I got to go to a group that Theresa Rankin had...before she fell in love and moved to Carthage, MO (instead of 30 min. drive, 2 hours). She thought herself very clever by changing the still life setup 3 times in a 5 hour period. teehee. very funny. However, it is a great challenge, thanks Theresa! Not sure this one accounts for much, but ya never know. Yeah, they are supposed to be red onions. Have a nice 'worm' effect going on over the left onion. darn.
So GO AHEAD AND LAUGH! Hope I made your day!


Erika Nelson said...

I was never a Lucy fan but I love THIS Lucy so 5 stars for you! Plus you posted one of my favorite art by you so you definitely put a smile on my face MWAH!

vickiandrandyrossart said...

whuch fav art? all these are new...


Dianne Mize said...

I finally got around to reading your profile stuff and whooped with delight when I saw you've studied with Charles Reid who just about hung every moon in the universe as far as I am concerned. No wait, Richard Schmid hung one or two of them. Anyhow, I like your words about "healing". Good stuff.

And yes I called them onions before I read that they are, and overall really enjoyed this post.

vickiandrandyrossart said...

you are gonna double whoop...Charles and his wife Judy are arriving here in Rogers, AR for a 5 day workshop next Saturday! Randy and I are the sponsors, have been working on it 2 years (1 year to get on his schedule, and 1 year booking it). It was full the minute it went up on his website. 20 students, with 10 or so more on the wait list.

Glad you enjoyed the post! Thanks for your kind comments on the onions.

Theresa Rankin said...

I tried to comment here the other day and it never posted....My God you do remind of Lucy!!! You are welcome for the quick studies...I knew you could handle it. Your enthusiasm is very contagious and you lent so much to the class. Thanks Vicki.
As for the nude thing I wouldn't worry about it....its all about planes and color etc. like you said...:)

vickiandrandyrossart said...

Trying to get back to the studio...been in website hell for the last 14 days. Bout got it licked, tho. Thank you for all the nice things you say